Subject: Re: finger
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/08/2002 11:26:02
>I'm not proposing a protocol change to finger.  My modification did not
>change the protocol at all.
>My change was to make finger behave more like vi and less, where setting
>the locale will have the expected result of displaying characters that
>are valid in that locale.  Invalid characters will not be displayed.
>You were proposing a protocol change, and I my reply was that my change
>does not prevent protocol enhancements in any way.

	what i'm pointing out is, without protocol change, it is not safe to
	permit finger/fingerd to generate 8bit output, since peers have no
	knowledge in the peer's encoding.  what linux/whatever is doing is
	not right.