pyfingerd pyfingerd 0.5.1#

finger is both a protocol and a utility to get the information and status from a user on a distant machine. It was standardized in RFC 742 in 1977, then in RFC 1288 in 1991.

pyfingerd is an implementation for this protocol, which allows you to:

  • Run a finger server using system information on Linux and *BSD systems.

  • Run a finger server using a scenario for animating alternate reality games or confusing potential attackers.

  • Implement your own finger server in Python using sensible defaults.

For more information, consult the following links:

This documentation is organized using Diátaxis’ structure.