Welcome to pyfingerd’s documentation!

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, and has been abandoned since.

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, you can consult:

The documentation contents is the following: