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xfingerd - simple BSD-compatible finger daemon
xfingerd is supposed to be called from inetd.
This manual page documents briefly the
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
xfingerd is yet another BSD-like fingerd replacement aiming at
security. xfingerd allows users to be fingered with UID 1000-29999
(according to the Debian Policy Manual, Section 3.2, this range of UIDs
will be assigned by adduser). Users can prevent themselves to be fingered
by creating an empty $HOME/.nofinger file. PGP public keys can be placed
and will be displayed from $HOME/.pgpkey.