3.3.51 /etc/inetd.conf - finger

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This entry starts the fingerd daemon.

The fingerd daemon provides the server function for the finger command. This allows users to view real-time pertinent user login information on other remote systems. This service should be disabled as it may provide an attacker with a valid user list to target.


In /etc/inetd.conf, comment out the finger entry-

chsubserver -r inetd -C /etc/inetd.conf -d -v 'finger' -p 'tcp'

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