I got MANY responses on my fingerd question (see below). To summarize,
they fell roughly into two catagories-
1) Modify finger in /etc/inetd.conf to cat a text file. A nice twist
to this was to use TIS netacl, providing one finger for outside users
and one finger for inside users (thanks mjr).
2) Hybrid fingers (written in perl or c). Many pointers and good ideas.
Since some of this was emailed directly to me, I can email back the
entire thread for anyone that wants it. tom
Tom Brink writes:
> I was requested to run fingerd on our firewall. We don't want to use
> the normal fingerd, only return an informational message to the effect-
> ***Contact soandso for further information***. Is there a 'bland'
> fingerd that will do this, something VERY simple? Or would I just be
> better off not doing this at all?
Tom Brink tom @
Technical Support Specialist
Technical Research Center
Information Services Group
Arizona Department of Transportation