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Old 06-22-2002, 03:24 PM  
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First let me give you some background on the ident protocol (RFC 1413)

This is a connection based application on TCP. A server listens for TCP connections on TCP port 113 (decimal). Once a connection is established, the server reads a line of data which specifies the connection of interest. If it exists, the system dependent user identifier of the connection of interest is sent as the reply. The server may then either shut the connection down or it may continue to read/respond to multiple queries.

Now with that in mind. Ident is a server running within FlashFXP, to validate a connection the ftp server must be able to connect back to it, On a network this might not be possible. In which case you will need to setup an special ident server on the machine directly located on the internet.
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