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Re: irc: No identd (auth) response

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, David Andersen wrote:

> I'm trying to get irc to work, but I keep getting the following:
> *** Connecting to port 6667 of server
> *** Looking up your hostname...
> *** Checking ident
> *** Found your hostname
> *** No identd (auth) response
> *** Closing Link: (Connection Timed Out)
> This is on the most recent Cygwin with inetutils installed, running on
> Windows XP.

AFAIK there's no ident daemon in inetutils. You can try . I got it to work under

> Disabling the (Microsoft) firewall doesn't seem to help.

I don't think it makes any difference, but make sure the 113
(TCP) port is open, even if you don't have identd installed.
Here's what I got with irssi:

15:09:43 -!- Irssi: Looking up
15:09:43 -!- Irssi: Connecting to [] port 6667
15:09:44 -!- Irssi: Connection to established
15:09:44 ! *** Looking up your hostname...
15:09:44 ! *** Checking ident
15:09:44 ! *** No identd (auth) response
15:09:45 ! *** Couldn't look up your hostname

And it connected.

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