110898 Finger/RSX Version: December 1987
Submitted by: Thomas R. Wyant III, E.I. duPont de Nemours, Richmond,
Operating System: RSX-11M V4.0, RSX-11M-PLUS V3.0 forward Source
Language: FORTRAN 77, MACRO-11 Memory Required: 28KW Keywords:
Abstract: This program is an RSX implementation of an interface to
DECUS Program No. V-SP-14, "Finger System: Network and Local
Server", and provides similar functionality. In particular
it performs the following:
. Identifies current users of the system, when and where
logged in, etc. The search is on the last name, with support
for the wild card characters "*" and "%".
. Finds a specific user and displays the above information
plus the contents of the user's FINGER.PLN file.
. Serves as an in-bound DECnet server to allow searching
for users on other nodes. Explicit route-through is
supported to allow use in an internet environment.
No command line switches are supported. Switches will be
preserved in a route-through operation, and ignored in a
request to the local node.
The various pieces of FINGER/RSX functionality require
system support as follows:
. The display of FINGER.PLN and last login time requires
. The display of current system users and the use of "." to
finger yourself requires accounting (and therefore
. The display of information to or from remote systems
Notes: Some functionality requires RSX-11M-PLUS.
Media (Service Charge Code): 600' Magnetic Tape (MA) Format: DOS-11
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