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fingerd(8c)							   fingerd(8c)

       fingerd - remote user information server


       The  program  is	 a protocol that provides an interface to the Name and
       Finger programs at several network sites.  The program  returns	an  in
       depth  status report on either the system currently in use or on a par‐
       ticular user whether that user is logged in or not.

       The program is never executed directly by a user,  but  rather  by  the
       ULTRIX Internet listener daemon When is listening on port 79, it passes
       any requests that it receives to Once receives control, it reads a sin‐
       gle  command line terminated by a which is passed to The command closes
       its connections as soon as the output is finished.

       If the line is null, for example a is  sent,  then  returns  a  default
       report that lists all the users logged into the system at that moment.

       If  a  user name is specified as for example, more extended information
       is listed for only that particular user, whether he  is	logged	in  or
       not.   Allowable names in the command line include both login names and
       user names.  If a name is ambiguous, however, all possible  derivations
       are returned.

See Also
       finger(1), services(5), inetd(8c)


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