xfingerd(8) simple BSD-compatible finger daemon


xfingerd is supposed to be called from inetd.


This manual page documents briefly the xfingerd command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

xfingerd is yet another BSD-like fingerd replacement aiming at security. xfingerd allows users to be fingered with UID 1000-29999 (according to the Debian Policy Manual, Section 3.2, this range of UIDs will be assigned by adduser). Users can prevent themselves to be fingered by creating an empty $HOME/.nofinger file. PGP public keys can be placed and will be displayed from $HOME/.pgpkey.


This manual page was written by KELEMEN Peter <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).