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fingerd(8)							   fingerd(8)



NAME

  fingerd - The	user information server	for networks

SYNOPSIS

  fingerd [-s]

  The fingerd program allows users to get information about remote systems or
  users	when they execute; for example,

       finger user@host

OPTIONS

  -s  Turns on socket level debugging.

DESCRIPTION

  The fingerd program is a protocol that provides an interface to the
  finger(1) command.  By default, the fingerd program is disabled.  To enable
  it, edit the /etc/inetd.conf file, uncomment the line	containing the finger
  service name,	and restart Internet services by issuing the /usr/sbin/rcinet
  restart command.

  After	it is enabled, the fingerd program is invoked by inetd(8), which
  listens for finger requests at port 79. When it receives control, fingerd
  reads	a single command line, terminated by a newline,	and passes it to the
  finger command, which	generates a report.  The fingerd program closes	its
  port connection when output from finger is finished.

FILES

  /usr/sbin/fingerd
      Specifies	the command path.

  /etc/passwd
      User database.

  /var/adm/utmp
      who file.

  $HOME/.plan
      Plans for	requested user.

  $HOME/.project
      Projects for requested user.

  /usr/bin/whois
      whois command.

  /usr/bin/who
      who command.







SEE ALSO

  Commands: finger(1), inetd(8), syslogd(8), who(1)

  Specifications: RFC742