110921 Finger for RSTS/E Version: 1.0-08, September 1989
Submitted by: Terence M. Kennedy, St. Peter's College
Operating System: RSTS/E V9.7 Source Language: BASIC-PLUS-2, MACRO-11
Memory Required: 24KW Keywords: Networking, System Management -
RSTS/E, Utilities - RSTS/E
Abstract: This is the RSTS/E tape for Finger. It is available in
either DOS-11 format or VMS/BACKUP format. For a
description of the VMS tape refer to DECUS No. V00432.
. Lists the current users on the system, along with the
location, program name, etc. In this mode it functions like
a personalized SYSTAT program.
. Searches for a specific user, displays the above
information if they are logged in and additionally shows
information about their mail, last login, and a personal
message file they may supply.
. Functions as a DECnet server for both in-bound and
out-bound links. Remote users may Finger the local system,
and local users can Finger other systems on the network. If
the network contains a VAX running VMS Finger V51.1.20 or
later the local user can also Finger Bitnet or Internet
hosts as well as terminal servers.
In a large network Finger can be an invaluable tool to
locate users, see if they received your mail, etc.
Release notes are distributed with each order.
Notes: Earlier version 9's of Operating System RSTS/E may work but are
RSTS/E Finger will use services provided by DECmail-11 and DECnet/E,
they are not required for correct operation.
Restrictions: Operating System RSTS/E V9.6 or later is required due to
Media (Service Charge Code): 600' Magnetic Tape (MA) Format: DOS-11
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