LibIdent is a small C library for interfacing with RFC 1413
Identification protocol servers, which are used for identifying users.
LibIdent supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses transparently.
It is meant to be used by daemons to try to authenticate users using the
Ident protocol. For this to work, users need to have an Ident server
running on the system from which they are connected.
The libident-devel package contains libraries and header files for
developing applications that use libident.