Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/09/2002 13:56:41
> >> 	imagine i (using euc-jp) finger you (using iso-8859-1) and see
> >> 	garbled output.
> >Which is no worse than what we have now. What is your point exactly?
> 	my point is, to make this situation better, we really need a protocol
> 	negotiation (or inform) between fingerd and finger about the charset
> 	used in the message.  ad-hoc solution that passes 8bit through does not
> 	really help.
It actually does, in this part of the world at least. Other OSes passes
8-bit without question (Solaris, Linux) which causes lot of complaints
about NetBSD not being able to do it.

-- Ragge