A simple finger client and server
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A simple, small, and portable finger client and server.


A simple finger client and server written in C89 that can be built on almost any POSIX 200809 or X/Open 700 system. In order to build documentation scdoc is needed.



To query a finger server just run:

finger [user@]hostname

where hostname is the hostname of the system and user (which is optional) is the name of the user.


To start the finger server just run (as root):


By default, fingerd binds to (a.k.a. localhost) and to port 79 which is the default finger port. It will look for any users within the finger group.