SUMMARY:remote finger

From: Daniel Prieto (
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 08:02:06 CDT


Daniel Polombo
Scott Adkins
Matthew Stier
Here is what I was looking for: /etc/inetd.conf

Uncommenting the line containing in.fingerd in /etc/inetd.conf would
enable finger. Should look like this :

finger stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/in.fingerd in.fingerd

Also, thank for the comments on the security issues. I think that I will
keep it disable for that matter:


On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Daniel Prieto wrote:

> Hi Bank of knowledge!
> I'm looking for the file that would enable "finger" from outside my
> network to check email without login in. Also, is it secured to enable
> it?I'll appreciate your help. Thank's
> Daniel

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