What is PFinger

PFinger consists of server and client for the standard finger service.

PFinger Server

The PFinger server is a replacement for the standard Unix finger server. It also implements the pip-protocol which could become the finger v2 protocol. Its advantage over existing finger servers like GNU Finger or similar enhanced Finger servers are its configurability, compatibility and security (e.g. the server does not run as root).


The PFinger Server provides the following features

PFinger Client

The Pfinger client can be used for several tasks: First it provides an easy way to edit the information the PFinger Server gives out about you. Then it can be used as graphical version of the standard finger client to monitor who is online.


The PFinger Server provides the following features. Note that some features are only available in conjunction with a PFinger Server.

Last change: 7th. July 1999
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