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I'm new to BSD and I have already tried searching on google about this error but no one seems to have encountered it or what.

When I try to run oidentd via "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/oidentd.sh start". It says Command not found.

When I try to run it via "oidentd start" this error is showing: [line 12] This construct is valid only for user configuration files. Error reading configuration file

I added my oidentd.conf in /etc/ and already added oidentd_enable="YES" in rc.conf.

Here is what I have on my oidentd.conf

default {
        default {
                allow spoof
                deny spoof_all
                deny spoof_privport
                allow random_numeric
                allow numeric
                allow hide
        }
}

global { Reply "hello" }

user root {
        default {
                force reply "UNKNOWN"
        }
}

I'm stuck right now and can't find any articles about it.

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the "global" directive is specifically defined for user configuration only. that is, it can be used in userhome-hosted oidentd configurations ( ~/.oidentd.conf ). you must remove global directive from /usr/local/etc/oidentd.conf (this is the default location oidentd service will look for oidentd.conf). You can use oidentd_conf rc.conf variable to specify another location for configuration file, so oidentd rc.conf entries may look like:

oidentd_enable="YES"
oidentd_conf="/usr/local/etc/oidentd.conf" #the default

as for the first error (when starting oidentd as a service) ... this may require a little bit of debugging as I am not sure what may cause this problem. For now, fix your configuration file as described above and try to start the service again.

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if you have your configuration file in /etc/oidentd.conf make sure you specify this with oidentd_conf="/etc/oidentd.conf" in rc.conf service configuration file. –  sysfault Nov 10 '11 at 9:46

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