Site home page
Get alerts when Linktionary is updated
Book updates and addendums
Get info about the Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunicatons, 3rd edition (2001)
Download the electronic version of the Encyclopedia of Networking, 2nd edition (1996). It's free!
Contribute to this site
Electronic licensing info
Note: Many topics at this site are reduced versions of the text in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications." Search results will not be as extensive as a search of the book's CD-ROM.
Finger is a UNIX and Internet utility that can be used to find out if a user is logged on. The command may display information about the user, depending on the operating system and security policies in place. The command requires the user ID or name of a user. For example, you could type finger email@example.com to see if I am working at my Web site.
RFC 1288 (The Finger User Information Protocol, December 1991) describes the protocol. Some Finger sites are listed in the related entries section.
Copyright (c) 2001 Tom Sheldon and Big Sur Multimedia.