[TUHS] finger usage (was: pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors))

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Fri Feb 7 10:27:57 AEST 2020

On Fri, 7 Feb 2020, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> On Friday,  7 February 2020 at  6:55:28 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> Oh, my .plan in those days said "To rid the world of Intel chips"
>> (sorry Clem, but this was back in the days of Intel vs. Moto).  It
>> now reads "To rid the world of M$ software" but these days the
>> finger service is generally blocked.
> It is?  My .sig (not modified for this answer) includes a finger
> reference, and "it works for me".  Do some services block incoming
> fingers?
> Greg
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I have Debian installed in the Linux emulation environment on my main 
computer (as well as on my other desktop), so I decided to try running the 
finger command from your .sig ;p

Works fine on my end.  (It's supposed to end in "20Segmentation fault 
(core dumped)", right?)

I have never tried to install a finger daemon on any of my boxen so as to 
permit being able to receive incoming finger requests.  Just hasn't been 
important enough to me.


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