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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Commands

fingerd

[-wul] [-pL path]

Returns a human-readable status report on either the system or a particular person. Options to this command should be specified in /etc/inetd.conf.

Example: This daemon is usually invoked by inetd (which uses tcpd to provide access control and logging services). To start fingerd, add the following line to your inetd.conf file:

finger stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.fingerd
-w Tell fingerd to include a welcome banner, which contains some system information (uptime, OS nae, release) with output.
-u Reject all requests of the form “finger @host”.
-l Log information about requests.
-p Specify an alternate ...

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