fingerd(8)fingerd(8)NAMEfingerd - The user information server for networks
The fingerd program allows users to get information about remote sys‐
tems or users when they execute; for example, finger user@host
Turns on socket level debugging.
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, fin‐
gerd reads a single command line, terminated by a newline, and passes
it to the finger command, which generates a report. The fingerd pro‐
gram closes its port connection when output from finger is finished.
Specifies the command path. User database. who file. Plans for
requested user. Projects for requested user. whois command. who com‐
Commands: finger(1), inetd(8), syslogd(8), who(1)