What is Ident?
Ident (identify) protocol is a type of internet protocol that helps identify a user. The ident protocol works like a server daemon where it receives requests on a specified port. Ident allows the IRC server to validate user credentials while disallowing connections to exploited computers.
How do I know if my Ident is enabled?
A simple way to know through a simple /whois command. If you have ident enabled, the response will be: Rizonuser is firstname.lastname@example.org If not, it would look identical except for the (~): Rizonuser is ~email@example.com
My whois contains ~, what do I do?
mIRC: Alt-O > select the Connect tab > select the Identd tab > check all 3 boxes
I enabled ident but I still have ~, what do I do now?
Many users running behind routers/modems will need to forward port 113 in order to be able to successfully use ident. Please refer to Port Forward for more information on how to achieve this.