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fingerd(8)							    fingerd(8)

       fingerd - The user information server for networks

       fingerd [-s]

       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)

       Specifications: RFC742


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