remote user information server
fingerd is a server that provides a network
interface to the
program (or, on some other systems, the name
program). This interface allows finger to
display information about remote users.
fingerd listens for TCP connections on
the finger port (see
For each connection, fingerd reads a single input
line (terminated by a CRLF), passes the line to
finger, and copies the output of finger
to the user on the client machine.
fingerd is started by the ``super server''
inetd, and therefore must have an entry in
inetd's configuration file,
Connecting to fingerd using TELNET (see
can have unpredictable consequences and is not
fingerd is conformant with RFC 1288
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003