Subject: Re: finger
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.