The `/usr/local/etc/fingerdir/clients' file contains a list of
clients that the GNU Finger server
fingerd is supposed to poll.
You can edit this file and then send the finger server a
to tell it that the configuration has changed. Each line in the file
should be either the name of a host or a comment. The name can be
@port, to tell the finger server to poll the
particular host by using a port other than 2003. A comment is any line
that starts with a hash sign (#). Below is a sample `clients' file:
# This file contains all GNU Finger clients on the gnu.ai.mit.edu # network. Apple-gunkies is the GNU Finger server (see ``serverhost''). apple-gunkies.gnu.ai.mit.edu # Albert is the mail exchanger (see ``mailhost''). albert.gnu.ai.mit.edu # Spiff is a Sony, so port 2003 is already used for `mbanks'. # Use port 2010 instead. @2010 spiff.gnu.ai.mit.edu churchy.gnu.ai.mit.edu mole.gnu.ai.mit.edu geech.gnu.ai.mit.edu wookumz.gnu.ai.mit.edu nutrimat.gnu.ai.mit.edu kropotkin.gnu.ai.mit.edu goldman.gnu.ai.mit.edu hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu wombat.gnu.ai.mit.edu
Although this sample `clients' file contains the fully qualified
domain names of the hosts, it's usually enough to specify only the host
name portion. Explicit IP addresses can be used too, but this is a
practise strongly discouraged. Notice that the server is also in the
clients file and has a
in.cfingerd; this is necessary in order
for the server to correctly poll itself.
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