Subject: misc/3089: fingerd.8 could be misleading
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/07/1997 20:52:04
>Number:         3089
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       fingerd.8 could be misleading
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan  7 12:05:01 1997
>Originator:     Klaus Klein
private site
>Release:        970106

fingerd.8 states that fingerd(8) listens for TCP requests on port 79 though
it does not have this capability.


Index: fingerd.8
RCS file: /cvsroot/netbsd/src/libexec/fingerd/fingerd.8,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.1.1.1 fingerd.8
--- fingerd.8	1996/12/20 13:22:00
+++ fingerd.8	1997/01/07 19:49:06
@@ -61,7 +61,9 @@
 .Dq command line .
 .Nm Fingerd
-listens for
+is started by
+.Xr inetd 8 ,
+which listens for
 .Tn TCP
 requests at port 79.
 Once connected it reads a single command line
@@ -144,7 +146,8 @@
 provided to remote sites.
-.Xr finger 1
+.Xr finger 1 ,
+.Xr inetd 8
 Connecting directly to the server from a
 .Tn TIP