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  Finger protocol
Typically the server side of the protocol is implemented by a program "fingerd" (for finger daemon), while the client side is implemented by the "name" and "finger" programs.
Finger information has been frequently used by crackers[?] as a way to initiate a social engineering attack on a company's computer security system.
For these reasons, while finger was widely used during the early days of Internet, by the 1990s the vast majority of sites on the internet no longer offered the service.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Fingerd.html   (323 words)

  
 Finger: User Information Protocol RFC 1288
Finger is a protocol for the exchange of user information, based on the Transmission Control Protocol, using TCP port 79.
Finger discloses information about users; moreover, such information may be considered sensitive.
Finger is one of the avenues for direct penetration.
www.javvin.com /protocolFinger.html   (381 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Finger
The finger is any of the digits of the hand in humans and other species such as the great apes.
The grace of the fingers is not sacrificed to their dexterity due to the placement of their muscles in the forearm, with motion communicated via long tendons which may be observed on the back of the hand.
The bones of the fingers are called phalanges (singular phalanx); the thumb has two phalanges, and the other fingers have three.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=finger   (276 words)

  
 Finger Information Page - finger
The Name/Finger protocol is based on Request for comments document 742 (December 1977) as an interface to the name and finger programs that provide status reports on a particular computer system or a particular person at network sites.
The program finger paint would supply information such as whether finger my girlfriend a user is currently logged-on, e-mail address, finger puppets full name etc. As well as standard user information, finger finger yourself hand and finger puppets displays the ring finger tattoo contents of the.project and.plan files in the user's home directory.
Supplying such detailed the finger information as e-mail finger foods addresses and full names was considered acceptable and convenient in the early asian finger days of the Internet, but later was considered questionable for privacy and security reasons.
www.infotechloco.com /Finger.htm   (473 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
We'll name the finger protocol implementation fingerd.protocols.FingerServer, and should derive from twisted.protocols.basic.LineReceiver which is a standard twisted protocol that helps work with line based protocols - like finger.
Having the protocol, we need the means to hook it into a tcp listener.
The Factory then is responsible for giving the protocol instance any global or other state that it needs to operate - such as the user_db.
twistedmatrix.com /users/radix/fingerd/FOLLOWME   (648 words)

  
 RFC 1288 (rfc1288) - The Finger User Information Protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Based on RFC 742, a description of the original Finger protocol, this memo attempts to clarify the expected communication between the two ends of a Finger connection.
Updates The differences of note between RFC 1196 and this memo are: o the optional /W switch in the Finger query specification was mistakenly placed at the end of the line.
Finger is one of the avenues for direct penetration, as the Morris worm pointed out quite vividly.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc1288.html   (2698 words)

  
 Finger protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computer networking, the Name/Finger protocol and the Finger user information protocol are simple network protocols for the exchange of human-oriented status and user information.
The finger program was written in 1971 by Les Earnest who created the program to solve the need of users who wanted information on other users of the network.
The Finger user information protocol is based on RFC 1288 (The Finger User Information Protocol, December 1991).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Finger_protocol   (747 words)

  
 GNU Finger
GNU Finger is a utility program designed to allow users of Unix hosts on the Internet network to get information about each other.
Finger delivers information about users in varying formats, depending on how it is invoked.
When invoked in this manner, GNU Finger displays the list of hosts that this user is currently logged in on, or, if the user is not logged in, the last time and location that he or she was.
www.cs.utah.edu /dept/old/texinfo/finger/finger.html   (3613 words)

  
 GLEP 12 -- Gentoo.org Finger Daemon
The finger protocol is documented in rfc742 [1] and rfc1196 [2], a simple protocol that returns a human readable report about a particular user of the system.
The finger protocol is mature, secure and widely used in the UNIX community.
Some admins are concerned about the security of running a finger daemon on their machines, the class of security issues involved with the finger protocol are commonly referred to as "information leaks" [7].
www.gentoo.org /proj/en/glep/glep-0012.html   (902 words)

  
 Finger
Finger was picked up by a number of other groups with DEC-10 computers that were connected to Arpanet -- software flowed in all directions around the net in those days.
GNU Finger was developed in October 1992 and replaced Berkeley 4.3 Finger code.
The GNU Finger displayed the the full name, home directory, shell, mail forwarding, Whether the user has any unread mail, and if so, when it was last read, the last login time and remote host (if known)and `.plan' and/or `.project' file.
www.rajivshah.com /Case_Studies/Finger/Finger.htm   (4711 words)

  
 RFC 1288 - The Finger User Information Protocol. D. Zimmerman.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 o the BNF in the Finger query specification was not clear on the treatment of blank space.
RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 {H}, being recursive, means that there is no arbitrary limit on the number of @hostname tokens in the query.
RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 file in the user's home directory or some common area; the exact method is left to the implementor.
rfc.sunsite.dk /rfc/rfc1288.html   (2678 words)

  
 Incremental Bias in Finapres Estimation of Baseline Blood Pressure Levels Over Time -- Ristuccia et al. 29 (4): 1039 -- ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
finger or on an adjacent finger, and restarting the Finapres.
and remained on the finger for the duration of the protocol.
Plots of 1-minute finger systolic pressure averages for the Portapres group (fingers unexercised) show an increase across baselines 1 and 2 and the first half of baseline 3.
hyper.ahajournals.org /cgi/content/full/29/4/1039   (3364 words)

  
 Finger - Protocolinfo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Finger is a protocol used to request information about a user on a server (usually UNIX servers).
Finger servers usually run on TCP port 79.
However, the finger protocol allows arbitrary strings to be sent each way, so it only covers the most common cases.
www.protocolinfo.org /wiki/Finger   (66 words)

  
 January 16, 1999 NetBSD 1.3I
The Finger protocol provides a remote interface to programs which display information on system status and individual users.
The protocol imposes little structure on the format of the exchange between client and server.
Tell finger to show the remote hostname the user is logged in from, if any (in ``short'' mode) instead of the office location and office phone.
www.weird.com /~woods/projects/fingerd.8.html   (1076 words)

  
 [No title]
Since the finger "protocol" (rules for communication) is very simple, GNU Finger follows that protocol in responding to simple requests.
GNU Finger also runs a server "daemon" process on the "server" host, whose job is to keep track of which users are logged in to local machines.
Using Finger ************ Arguments to GNU Finger ======================= The basic argument to Finger is a USER@HOST pair.
www.gnu.org /software/finger/manual/text/finger.txt   (3615 words)

  
 RFC1194
RFC 1194 Finger November 1990 query based upon the Finger query specification.
RFC 1194 Finger November 1990 in the user information output, or at worst be ignored.
RFC 1194 Finger November 1990 allow individual hosts to choose to not forward Finger requests, but if they do choose to, to do so consistently.
www.unix.org.ua /rfc/rfc1194.html   (2443 words)

  
 Finger Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The finger application can be used to print finger information about a user on the local host or any other host in the Internet which also supports the finger protocol.
If the user is fairly sure that their host is a unix system and no finger information can be retrieved from a query, there is a good chance that the user's e-mail address involves a mail exchanger [MX] record.
The host component of the e-mail address you fingered is a valid fully qualified domain name, but it does not support the finger protocol.
www.cni.org /pub/inetroom/finger.html   (295 words)

  
 Creating a New Protocol Handler
What this means is that adding a precompiled protocol handler to an existing installation is simply a matter of copying the shared library into the components directory.
It is responsible for returning basic information about the protocol to the network library (such as the default port and URI format) and for creating the appropriate type of channel to handle the request.
We don't want to let the caller know about starting to write the finger request to the socket (it doesn't even know data is being written), but we do want to pass through a notification when it has started to read data from the socket.
www.mozilla.org /projects/netlib/new-handler.html   (1555 words)

  
 rfc1196.txt
The FINGER program at SAIL, written by Les Earnest, was the inspiration for the NAME program on ITS.
Finger is based on the Transmission Control Protocol, using TCP port 79 decimal (117 octal).
All implementations of Finger SHOULD allow individual system administrators to tailor what atoms of information are returned to a query.
www.ufaqs.com /rfc/rfc1196.txt.htm   (2413 words)

  
 RFC 1288 (rfc1288)
Zimmerman [Page 3] RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 o the BNF in the Finger query specification was not clear on the treatment of blank space.
Zimmerman [Page 4] RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 {H}, being recursive, means that there is no arbitrary limit on the number of @hostname tokens in the query.
Zimmerman [Page 9] RFC 1288 Finger December 1991 This is to protect against people playing with terminal escape codes, changing other peoples' X window names, or committing other dastardly or confusing deeds.
www.cse.ohio-state.edu /cgi-bin/rfc/rfc1288.html   (2631 words)

  
 jGuru: What is the finger protocol and how can I use it?
The finger protocol, defined in RFC 1288, is a way to obtain information about users on a remote machine.
A user running a finger client can query a server for a list of users or to obtain information about a given user.
This requires a finger server to be running on the target machine.
www.jguru.com /faq/view.jsp?EID=133147   (93 words)

  
 Finger Protocol Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Finger protocol control is used to obtain information about a specific user on a system that is running a finger server.
The Finger ActiveX control enables the application to request information from a server about a specific user.
The Finger ActiveX control is supported on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
www.catalyst.com /support/help/cstools3/visual/html/finger/index.html   (361 words)

  
 RFC 742 (rfc742) - NAME/FINGER Protocol
This is a simple protocol which provides an interface to the Name and Finger programs at several network sites.
And finally a little background: The FINGER program at SAIL, written by Les Earnest, was the inspiration for the NAME program on ITS.
The handling of such lines is of course dependant on the particular user program; in these examples, lines have been truncated to 72 chars for greater clarity.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc742.html   (1234 words)

  
 FingerGate @ WWW.Gamers.Org
A site's finger daemon can be set up to supply the long report as default.
There is no finger protocol method to explicitly request the short report.
Once you successfully finger and the formatting is what you want, copy the URL of the response (for example, from Netscape's Location: line), into an HREF field in an html document.
www.gamers.org /cgi/FingerGate   (523 words)

  
 NetworkingFiles.com - Ping and Trace Utilities - Total Finger 2.0
Total Finger implements one of the simplest Internet protocols - the Finger Information Protocol, which is documented in rfc1288.
The Finger protocol provides the interface to a remote user information program (RUIP).
You can use Total Finger to connect to the remote host and retrieve the information about the particular user, or, by sending the empty query, you can get the information about users who are currently online.
www.networkingfiles.com /PingFinger/Totalfinger.htm   (106 words)

  
 PFinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pfinger supports two protocols: The official finger protocol and the PI-Protocol which could be considered as the finger protocol version 2.
The Finger v1 protocol is defined in RFC 1288.
The documentation of the Personal Information Protocol (PIP) is not finished yet.
www.xelia.ch /unix/pfinger/protocols.html   (42 words)

  
 rfc1196
The RUIP is sent a one line Zimmerman [Page 3] RFC 1196 Finger December 1990 query based upon the Finger query specification.
The purpose of this is to Zimmerman [Page 7] RFC 1196 Finger December 1990 allow individual hosts to choose to not forward Finger requests, but if they do choose to, to do so consistently.
Refusal of {U} ambiguity should be considered in the same vein as refusal of {C} requests (see section 3.2.2).
ietfreport.isoc.org /idref/rfc1196   (2600 words)

  
 CPJNFinger v1.03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CPJNFinger v1.03 An MFC class to encapsulate the "Finger" protocol
Finger for those not familiar with all the internet protocols is the protocol used to retrieve information about a systems users.
For example the USGS (United States Geological Survey) use Finger to allow up to date Earthquake data to be retrieved.
www.naughter.com /finger.html   (406 words)

  
 Finger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
With GNU Finger, a single host is designated the finger "server" host and collects information about who is logged on to other hosts at that site.
GNU Finger follows the finger "protocol" (rules for communication) in responding to simple requests, since this protocol is siple.
But it can also implement another protocol that lets two finger programs exchange information in a predetermined way; this allows faster and wider bandwidth communication.
directory.fsf.org /GNU/finger.html   (273 words)

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