is a simple daemon based on that provides  an  interface  to  the
     program at most network sites.  The program is supposed to return
     a friendly, human-oriented status report on either the system  at
     the  moment  or  a  particular  person in depth. If the option is
     given, remote users will get  an  additional  banner  which  also
     shows  some  information  (e.g. uptime, operating system name and
     release) about the system the  is  running  on.  Some  sites  may
     consider  this  a  security risk as it gives out information that
     may be useful to crackers. If the option is  given,  requests  of
     the form are rejected.  If the option is given, information about
     requests made is logged. This  option  probably  violates  users'
     privacy and should not be used on multiuser boxes.  If the option
     is  given,  finger  forwarding  (user@host1@host2)  is   allowed.
     Useful  behind  firewalls, but probably not wise for security and
     resource  reasons.   The  option  allows  specification   of   an
     alternate location for in.fingerd to find the program. The option
     is equivalent.  The option specifies  the  time  to  wait  for  a
     request  before  closing  the  connection.   A  value  of 0 waits
     forever.  The default  is  60  seconds.   Options  to  in.fingerd
     should  be  specified  in  The finger protocol consists mostly of
     specifying command arguments.  The runs for requests received  on
     port  79.   Once connected reads a single command line terminated
     by a which is passed to It closes its connections as soon as  all
     output  is  finished.  If the line is empty (i.e. just a is sent)
     then returns a report that  lists  all  people  logged  into  the
     system at that moment. This feature is blocked by the option.  If
     a user name is specified (e.g.   then  the  response  lists  more
     extended  information  for  only  that  particular  user, whether
     logged in or not.  Allowable in the command line include both and
     If  a  name  is ambiguous, all possible derivations are returned.
     Connecting directly to the server from a or  an  equally  narrow-
     minded  user program can result in meaningless attempts at option
     negotiation being sent to the server,  which  will  foul  up  the
     command line interpretation.  The finger daemon appeared in