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       efingerd - another finger daemon for linux


       efingerd [-t X] [-f] [-n] [-u] [--help] [--version]

       efingerd should be run from inetd.


       efingerd  is another finger daemon, giving you complete control over what are you going to
       display about your computer.


       --help Show summary of options and exit.

              Show version and exit.

       -t X   Lifetime for spawned services (in seconds) ex: -t 25  maintain connections  for  up
              to 25 seconds (default: -t 60)

       -n     Do not lookup addresses, use IP numbers instead

       -i     Use ident service to query the name of the fingerer

       -f     Do not display users' full names.

       -u     Ignore user-specific .efingerd file


       If  you  are  just  an  ordinary  user  and efingerd is already installed by your friendly
       administrator, you can take the advantage of it by making  executable  .efingerd  in  your
       home directory (it can be anything - from single shell script to a program in super-hyper-
       extra-object oriented language - only speed makes a difference). This  program  takes  two
       arguments,  the  first  is the name of remote user fingering you (or (null) if his/her/its
       system does not run ident), the second one is address of his computer (or  ip  number,  if
       efingerd  is installed with option -n).  Standard output of this program is then displayed
       to the person fingering you. Look at examples/.efingerd for a nice example.

       Following executables are providing information about your machine to the fingerer:

         what to display when somebody does finger @your.machine

         what to display when somebody fingers user on your machine, and the fingered  user  does
       not have ~/.efingerd file

         what to display when somebody fingers non-existent user on your machine

       If  the local user has file .efingerd in his/her/its home directory, and it is readable by
       the daemon, it will be executed and its output will be served to the fingerer.

       These are normal programs,  displaying  on  standard  output  desired  information.  These
       programs are called with following parameters:
         $1 - identity of remote user, (null) if his/her/its system is not running ident
         $2  -  address  of  remote  machine  (IP  number  if it has not reverse DNS entry or you
       specified -n)
         $3 - name of local user being fingered

       Look at examples/ for examples.  Don't forget that these programs must  be  executable  by
       efingerd daemon.


       finger(1), fingerd(8)


       Radovan GarabĂ­k (


       file  .efingerd  in  user's home directory must be executable and readable by UID efingerd
       runs under to work.