Manual Reference Pages - IN.FINGERD (8)
in.fingerd - remote user information server
in.fingerd is a daemon based on
RFC 1288 and the Personal Information Protocol
(PIP) that provides an interface to the
finger and the
pfinger programs. The program is supposed to return a friendly, human-oriented
status report on either the system at the moment or a particular
person in depth.
in.fingerd deamon is not a standalone server. It must be started by a
inetd(8) and does not need to be run as root. Options to fingerd should be
/etc/inetd.conf. You may start it on the command line to test your
The PFinger in.fingerd does not print information about users that have
a user id lower than 100 or about users that have a file .nofinger in their
home directory. It also does not allow indirect fingers
(e.g. user@hostA@hostB). Further the user information does not contain the
users shell, home directory and last login time.
in.fingerd accepts the following options:
GNU Finger compatibility mode. If you use the GNU
in.cfingerd to gather information about a whole site, you can use this
option to emulate the behaviour of the GNU in.fingerd program. This
mainly means that the login information is taken from the GNU Finger
-c file ||
file as configuration file. Default is
Verbose output. Use this if something does somehow not work and you
want to know more.
Prints the version number and exits.
Debug modus. Note: debugging must be compiled in.
Prints a short option summary and exits.
-w -u -l -L -p ||
Ignored but accepted for compatibility reasons.
Host finger configuration.
pfinger(1), finger(1), fingerconf(5), inetd(8)
Connecting directly to the server, using a telnet program, that tries
to negotiate any options, will not work. Workaround: delete it and use
a real telnet program.
Report bugs to
|PFinger ||IN.FINGERD (8) ||$Date: 1999/07/07 07:34:14 $ |
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