[olug] getting on dalnet

barlow barlow at home.com
Sat Aug 11 18:46:36 UTC 2001

On Saturday 11 August 2001 08:59 am, you wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 03:52:53PM -0400, barlow wrote:
> > first off thanks phil and eric for the help with the sound card. I have
> > the drivers now i have to read up on where to install them. ok ok when i
> > try to get on dalnet it say i am akilled and i dont have an ident
> > services install or running. how do i know if i have one and what is the
> > command to turn it on? thanks for your time and help..
> I remember having to do this for EFnet a while back.  Let's see if I
> remember . . .
> To check if it is running:  type "ps aux|grep ident".  This will list
> *all* the processes and find any string that matches "ident".
> It probably isn't running, though, if you can't connect to IRC.  The next
> step is to edit your /etc/services file and see if ident services are
> turned on.  Edit it as root with your favorite editor (which should be vi,
> but hey . . .) and do a search for "ident" in the file (in vi, it's
> "/ident", in anything else I don't really know).  The line is probably
> commented out (has a "#" at the beginning of it).  Just removed the "#". 
> After that, I'm not sure if you have to restart inetd or if it now "just
> works". Try connecting  - if that doesn't work, stop and start inetd (or
> reboot, if you are more comfortable with that).
> Hope that helps . . .
> Mike

Mike thanks for the help. I did used the command you told me and got nothing 
from the search on ident. So I logged in as root and went to the file 
/etc/services and i did use vi :-) but I did not see an entry for ident any 
place. So now i'm searching for the package on my install cd. If this is not 
the next step I should take someone please let me know. thank for your time 
and help.


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