Synchronet v3.19b-Win32 (install) has been released (Jan-2022).

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Finger Client

The Synchronet Finger Client module (exec/finger.js) supports the Finger protocol over TCP (RFC 1288) for the purposes of querying information about users of remote systems.

It is normally available for use by remote BBS (Terminal server) users from the Chat menu:

│ Chat Command Menu │
████████████████████ Join a Chat ███████████████████████ ████ Toggles██████████
█                                                 █                           █
█ J Join/initiate multinode chat                  █ D Allow paging off/on     █
█ P Join/initiate private node to node chat       █ A Activity alerts off/on  █
█ C Chat with the sysop                           █ S Split screen pvt chat   █
█ T Talk with the system Guru (Artificial Person) █───────────────────────────█
█ F Finger (Query) a remote user or system        █                           █


Chat: F

User (user@hostname):
User: Digital Man #1
From: Riverside County, CA                 Handle: WX6YYZ
Shell: default                             Editor: fseditor
Last login Fri Dec 29 2017 09:43 pm PST
via SSH from vert []


If you wish to disable this module (prevent users from issuing Finger requests from your BBS), set finger=false in the [chat_sec] section of your ctrl/modopts.ini file.

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