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    Command:

    fingerd

    
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

         Fingerd is a simple daemon based on RFC1196 that provides an interface to
         the "finger" program at most network sites.  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.
    
         If the -w option is given, remote users will get an additional "Welcome
         to ..." banner which also shows some informations (e.g. uptime, operating
         system name and release) about the system the fingerd is running on. Some
         sites may consider this a security risk as it gives out information that
         may be useful to crackers.
    
         If the -u option is given, requests of the form "finger @host" are
         rejected.
    
         If the -l option is given, information about requests made is logged.
         This option probably violates users' privacy and should not be used on
         multiuser boxes.
    
         If the -f option is given, finger forwarding (user@host1@host2) is
         allowed.  Useful behind firewalls, but probably not wise for security and
         resource reasons.
    
         The -p option allows specification of an alternate location for fingerd
         to find the "finger" program. The -L option is equivalent.
    
         The -t option specifies the time to wait for a request before closing the
         connection.  A value of 0 waits forever.  The default is 60 seconds.
    
         Options to fingerd should be specified in /etc/xinetd.d/finger.
    
         The finger protocol consists mostly of specifying command arguments.  The
         xinetd(8) "super-server" runs fingerd for TCP requests received on port
         79.  Once connected fingerd reads a single command line terminated by a
         <CRLF> which is passed to finger(1).  It closes its connections as soon
         as all output is finished.
    
         If the line is empty (i.e. just a <CRLF> is sent) then finger returns a
         "default" report that lists all people logged into the system at that
         moment. This feature is blocked by the -u option.
    
         If a user name is specified (e.g.  eric<CRLF>) then the response lists
         more extended information for only that particular user, whether logged
         in or not.  Allowable "names" in the command line include both "login
         names" and "user names".  If a name is ambiguous, all possible deriva-
         tions are returned.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

         finger(1), xinetd(8)
    
    
    

    RESTRICTIONS

    
    
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