in.fingerd

Section: UNIX System Manager's Manual (8)
Updated: $Date: 1999/06/26 17:09:21 $
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NAME

in.fingerd - remote user information server  

SYNOPSIS

in.fingerd [-g]  

DESCRIPTION

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.  

INVOCATION

The in.fingerd deamon is not a standalone server. It must be started by a ``super-server'' like inetd(8) and does not need to be run as root. Options to fingerd should be specified in /etc/inetd.conf. You may start it on the command line to test your configuration.  

OPTIONS

in.fingerd accepts the following options:

-g
GNU Finger compatibility mode. If you use the GNU fingerd and 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 hostdata file.
-c file
Use file as configuration file. Default is /etc/fingerconf
-v
Verbose output. Use this if something does somehow not work and you want to know more.
-V
Prints the version number and exits.
-d
Debug modus. Note: debugging must be compiled in.
-h
Prints a short option summary and exits.
-w -u -l -L -p
Ignored but accepted for compatibility reasons.
 

FILES

/etc/fingerconf
Host finger configuration.

 

SEE ALSO

pfinger(1), finger(1), fingerconf(5), inetd(8)

 

RESTRICTIONS

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.

 

BUGS

Report bugs to pfinger@xelia.ch


 

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