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From c...@apache.org
Subject Re: mod_proxy/2552: IdentityCheck reports wrong user name from Identd when apache act as a proxy server
Date Mon, 06 Jul 1998 11:29:17 GMT
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Synopsis: IdentityCheck  reports wrong user name from Identd when apache act as a proxy server

State-Changed-From-To: open-feedback
State-Changed-By: coar
State-Changed-When: Mon Jul  6 04:29:16 PDT 1998
State-Changed-Why:
If the client is going through a proxy, the end server
only sees the connexion from the proxy host.  Thus any
RFC1413 identd lookup on the connexion will result in
a query being sent to the proxy, not to the originating
client.  And since the proxy server is started as root,
that's what identd on the proxy host is going to return.
Why would you expect otherwise?  Proxies don't typically
forward RFC1413 requests through to the origin client.


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