Section: UNIX System Manager's Manual (8)
Updated: $Date: 1999/06/26 17:09:21 $
in.fingerd - remote user information server
is a daemon based on
and the Personal Information Protocol
that provides an interface to the
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.
deamon is not a standalone server. It must be started by a
and does not need to be run as root. Options to fingerd should be
You may start it on the command line to test your
accepts the following options:
GNU Finger compatibility mode. If you use the GNU
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
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
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