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Old 11-27-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
eric.hoekstra
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Default Connect via a proxy to a server with ident

Hi,

I want to use ident to connect to a ftp server via a proxy.
I can connect via my proxy to the ftp server, but then ident doesn't work.
I can connect via my normal ip to the server, and then ident is working.
I have no idea how to connect to the ftp server with ident via my proxy.

My config:
FlashFXP 3.4 build 1145 (just downloaded)
OS: WinXP
Behind router, a Speechtouch, dunno the model atm
I use a computer firewall (Jetico)
Antivirus: AVG
I'm on ADSL

Hope you got enough info now.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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It's not feasable to use a proxy and ident support at the same time.

Ident requests are done by the server, which makes a connection back to the source ip (in this case the proxy) for the request. For it to work the ident request would also need to be proxied which isn't pratical because most proxies will not allow listen requests on ports below 1024 for security reasons. ident uses 113.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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and how would a proxy know that an ident request belong to YOU and not somebody sitting next to you connecting to the same site.
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:24 AM   #4
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These seems more like a proxy software suggestion to me, it would have to be the job of the proxy server to correctly pass back and force identd connections. Although i am not sure if that is even possible, im not familiar enough with the identd service to know if there is even a way to determine the difference between one identd request and another... in terms of what program the request was intended for.

From what i do understand, programs that use it just turn on the service when required (usually during a connection) with the configured details, then turn it back off afterwards so the same can be done by another program. I've often noticed if multiple identd requesting connections are made simultaniously you will more than likely send the same ident to both requests (even if the programs are configured differently).
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