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This is a much updated version of Mike Shanzer's fingerd-1.3. It is almost completely rewritten, well-debugged (i.e., more secure), and quite configurable. It supports ACLs, a message-of-the-day file, the ability to run programs for given user-IDs, and a full set of command-line options that make it mostly compatible with modern BSD versions. It is portable, uses GNU Autoconf and GNU Automake for builds, and it comes with a ready-to-use BSD makefile too.


User manpage available in HTML format from


Download version 1.4 (stable)
released on 2 December 2000


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Leaders and contributors

Greg A. Woods Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU automake
Required to build GNU autoconf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 February 2002.


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