ident man page

ident — Ident protocol client

Synopsis

package require Tcl 8.3

package require ident ?0.42?

::ident::query socket ?callback?

Description

The ident package provides a client implementation of the ident protocol as defined in RFC 1413 (http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1413.t…).

::ident::query socket ?callback?

This command queries the ident daemon on the remote side of the given socket, and returns the result of the query as a dictionary. Interpreting the dictionary as list the first key will always be resp-type, and can have one of the values USERID, ERROR, and FATAL. These response types have the following meanings:

USERID
This indicates a successful response. Two more keys and associated values are returned, opsys, and user-id.
ERROR
This means the ident server has returned an error. A second key named error is present whose value contains the error-type field from the server response.
FATAL
Fatal errors happen when no ident server is listening on the remote side, or when the ident server gives a response that does not conform to the RFC. A detailed error message is returned under the error key.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category ident of the Tcllib Trackers [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

Keywords

ident, identification, rfc 1413

Category

Networking

Info

0.42 tcllib Identification protocol client