PFinger FAQ

This FAQ tries to answer frequently asked questions about PFinger and to give some tips and tricks. If you think an item should be added, contact us.

  1. General
    1. What is the latest release
    2. Which platforms are supported
    3. I only want the client / the server
  2. Using PFinger
    1. My home directory is not world readable

  1. General

    1. What is the latest release

      The latest release is PFinger version 0.7.2. It is available from the download page

    2. Which platforms are supported

      Currently supported platforms are: Linux, Solaris and NetBSD. But in principle it should work on every platform.

    3. I only want the client / the server

      You can give configure the option --without-client if you only want to build the server or --without-server if you only want to build the client.

  2. Using PFinger

    1. My home directory is not world readable

      The simple solution is to make your home directory world readable, by using the command chmod o+xr ~.

      If you don't want to do this put your files (like .fingerconf, .pgpkey, etc.) in the directory /usr/share/finger/<username>/, where ``<username>'' is your login name and remove the leading dot in the filename. For example: /home/joe/.fingerconf becomes /usr/share/finger/joe/fingerconf.


Last change: August 12, 1999
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