fingerd(1M)fingerd(1M)NAMEfingerd - remote user information server
is the server for the RFC 742 Name/Finger protocol. It provides a net‐
work interface to which gives a status report of users currently logged
in on the system or a detailed report about a specific user (see fin‐
ger(1)). The Internet daemon executes when it receives a service
request at the port listed in the services data base for ``finger''
using ``tcp'' protocol; see inetd(1M) and services(4).
To start from the configuration file must contain an entry as follows:
Once a remote host is connected, reads a single ``command line'' termi‐
nated by a carriage-return and line-feed. It uses this command line as
the arguments to an invocation of sends the output of to the remote
host and closes the connection.
If the command line is null (contains only a carriage-return and line-
feed pair), returns a report that lists all users logged in on the sys‐
tem at that moment.
If a user name is specified on the command line (for example,
user<CR><LF>), the response lists more extended information for only
that particular user, whether logged in or not. See finger(1) for the
details of this extended information.
If is run with the option, it allows remote user names on the command
line (for example, user@host<CR><LF>). Otherwise, if the command line
contains a remote user name, prints the error message and closes the
was developed by the University of California, Berkeley and HP.
SEE ALSOfinger(1), inetd(1M), services(4),
RFC 742 for the Name/Finger protocol.