22 March 2017

How to test an Ident server by using telnet

What you need

  • The host name of an Ident server (for use in the telnet command)
  • The remote port number on the server
  • The local port number to query for

What to do

The initial telnet: > symbolises your shell prompt.

telnet: > telnet server.example.com auth
client: 22, 3216
server: 22 , 3216 : USERID : UNIX :root