Subject: Re: *** FingerD ***
To: Jared V Boone <>
From: Robert Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/1994 07:07:44
>>>> The next thing I would like to do is to figure out exactly who on the 
>>>> remote host has executed the "finger @" command.  Would this be possible?

> If I'm not mistaken, this whole issue is moot anyway, since the finger 
> protocol (RFC1288) has no provisions for identifying the originator of the 
> finger connection.  The only available info would be through sockets, and 
> all it could tell you is the connecting machine...

Well, the most obvious would be to use identd somehow to track the most
appropriate guess at a user.  I just thought that there might be underlying
ways in the tcp/ip code somewhere.