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fingerd


NAME
     in.fingerd, fingerd - remote user information server

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/sbin/in.fingerd

DESCRIPTION
     fingerd implements the server side of the Name/Finger proto-
     col, specified in RFC 742. The Name/Finger protocol provides
     a remote interface to programs which display information  on
     system  status  and  individual  users. The protocol imposes
     little structure on  the  format  of  the  exchange  between
     client and server. The client provides a single command line
     to the finger server which returns a printable reply.

     fingerd waits for connections on  TCP  port  79.  Once  con-
     nected,  it  reads  a  single  command  line  terminated  by
     RETURN-LINEFEED  and  passes  the  arguments  to  finger(1),
     prepended with -s. fingerd closes its connections as soon as
     the output is finished.

FILES
     /var/adm/utmpx          User and accounting information.



     /etc/passwd             System password file.



     /var/adm/lastlog        Last login times.



     $HOME/.plan             User's plans.



     $HOME/.project          User's projects.



USAGE
     fingerd and in.fingerd are IPv6-enabled. See ip6(7P).

ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:




     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWrcmds                   |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     finger(1),  svcs(1),  inetadm(1M),  inetd(1M),   svcadm(1M),
     attributes(5), smf(5), ip6(7P)

     Harrenstien, Ken, RFC 742, NAME/FINGER,  Network Information
     Center,  SRI  International,  Menlo  Park,  Calif., December
     1977.

NOTES
     Connecting directly to the server from a TIP or  an  equally
     narrow-minded  TELNET-protocol  user  program  can result in
     meaningless attempts at option negotiation being sent to the
     server,  which  foul  up  the  command  line interpretation.
     fingerd should be taught to filter  out  IAC's  and  perhaps
     even  respond  negatively (IAC does not)  to all option com-
     mands received.

     The in.fingerd service is managed by the service  management
     facility, smf(5), under the service identifier:

     svc:/network/finger:default

     Administrative actions on this service,  such  as  enabling,
     disabling,  or  requesting  restart,  can be performed using
     svcadm(1M). Responsibility  for  initiating  and  restarting
     this  service  is delegated to inetd(1M). Use inetadm(1M) to
     make configuration changes and to view configuration  infor-
     mation for this service. The service's status can be queried
     using the svcs(1) command.










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