Ident Server on Vista Clients

Some proxy servers (generally non-Windows) require an Ident server running in each PC on the network so that the server can get the name of the user who is requesting Internet access. While there are limitations and security issues with the Ident protocol it is a simple easy to configure option for some applications.

With the advent of Windows Vista we found the old Identd service that we used to use on XP clients cannot install itself any more. I could find nothing suitable from Google, so I wrote a Windows application to perform this function.

I will look at how it could be made available if there is a demand for it. It doesn’t install as a service, so it just has to be loaded at startup, and runs in the system tray.