PircBot Java IRC Bot

Class IdentServer

  extended byjava.lang.Thread
      extended byorg.jibble.pircbot.IdentServer
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class IdentServer
extends Thread

A simple IdentServer (also know as "The Identification Protocol"). An ident server provides a means to determine the identity of a user of a particular TCP connection.

Most IRC servers attempt to contact the ident server on connecting hosts in order to determine the user's identity. A few IRC servers will not allow you to connect unless this information is provided.

So when a PircBot is run on a machine that does not run an ident server, it may be necessary to provide a "faked" response by starting up its own ident server and sending out apparently correct responses.

An instance of this class can be used to start up an ident server only if it is possible to do so. Reasons for not being able to do so are if there is already an ident server running on port 113, or if you are running as an unprivileged user who is unable to create a server socket on that port number.

1.5.0 (Build time: Mon Dec 14 20:07:17 2009)
Paul James Mutton, http://www.jibble.org/

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class java.lang.Thread
Method Summary
 void run()
          Waits for a client to connect to the ident server before making an appropriate response.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Thread
activeCount, checkAccess, countStackFrames, currentThread, destroy, dumpStack, enumerate, getContextClassLoader, getName, getPriority, getThreadGroup, holdsLock, interrupt, interrupted, isAlive, isDaemon, isInterrupted, join, join, join, resume, setContextClassLoader, setDaemon, setName, setPriority, sleep, sleep, start, stop, stop, suspend, toString, yield
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Method Detail


public void run()
Waits for a client to connect to the ident server before making an appropriate response. Note that this method is started by the class constructor.

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