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Updated authd packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The authd package contains a small and fast RFC 1413 Ident Protocol daemon with both xinetd server and interactive modes that supports IPv6 and IPv4 as well as the more popular features of pidentd.
- If authd encountered a negative UID when reading a /proc/net/tcp entry then it stopped reading at that point, and failed to identify the connection it was looking for. Consequently, authd returned a "non-existent user" error response. With this update, the handling of negative UID values in authd is modified, and authd correctly reports a valid user.
Users of authd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.