IDENT help Please!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by efeezee, May 6, 2002.

  1. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    Since about a week ago, I have had trouble accessing IRC servers that require Ident, even though I have not changed my mIRC software at all, or installed anything.

    Then, when I d/l a Ident app (which didn't work) and uninstalled it, I get an error message trying to connect to ftp sites that require Ident (UNABLE TO LISTEN ON PORT 113)

    1) Any help with the IRC/IDENT issue in general?

    2) Same question, for flashFXP? How come now Port 113 is unavailabe for Ident requests?

  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Have you set up any sort of firewall that is blocking port 113, like winxp's firewall or such? If so make sure to take port 113 off any block lists you might have. and comb through your mirc settings and make sure everything under ident is correct
  3. efeezee

    efeezee Guest


    I have always had the XP firewall activated, and haven't made any changes to it. Is there a way to maually open a port in XP's firewall?
  4. sickmailer

    sickmailer Guest

    Enable mIRC identd

    Enable mIRC identd
    Ident needs to use port 113 , if you use "Internet Connection Firewall" in XP. Here is how to get it working without disabling the entire firewall:
    1. Go into Control Panel-> Network Connections
    2. Right click "Local Area Network" and select "Properties"
    3. Left click the advanced tab
    4. Left click the settings button
    5. Under services, left click the add button
    6. For description type "Ident", for Name of IP put the name that identifies your system with your ISP OR your IP if it is static.
    7. Both external and internal ports are 113 by default and TCP.
    8. Click OK all the way out.
  5. efeezee

    efeezee Guest

    Re: Enable mIRC identd

    THANKS MAN!!! Worked like clockwork for mIRC. One question for you all though, regarding the open port: should I be worried about a vulnerability at all?

    Thanks again sickmailer!! :D
  6. sickmailer

    sickmailer Guest

    You asking me about security...

    First, Check if you are vulnerable HERE

    Second, If you are not satified with the result or just think your firewall is providing you with the best protection, you would like check this out Compare My Firewall

    Third, If you want the Pro version free... Msg ME! ( If this is illegal here, you moderators can delete this sentence)
  7. Gnu

    Gnu OSNN Addict

    There's no danger in opening up port 113, unless there happens to be some sort of odd exploit in your ident server. As far as I've ever known, the ident server build into mIRC is just fine.

    Configured properly, XP's firewall should serve you nicely, coupled with real-time virus protection. Most people don't need software outbound firewalls, in spite of Steve Gibson's incessant dribblings.