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Finger Postmaster

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Finger Postmaster

I am having a problem with getting the finger command to work, as I have to lock down access too all ports, but allow access to every port bar 135 with UDP and TCP traffic.
this stops the msblaster thing, but stops the finger command running too.

I h ave to manually allow all access and then run the command, and put the block back in effect again.

anyone got any ideas?
what does the finger command use? UDP? what port number?
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Finger Postmaster

Finger is port 79 but I don't know which protocol.
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Finger Postmaster

My /etc/services shows finger 79/tcp
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Finger Postmaster

My one shows

finger 79/tcp
finger 79/udp
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Finger which hand is that??

Hi,
Please excuse my ignorance here but what is the finger command used for?

Ivan
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Finger Postmaster

In this case, dequeing email from autoturn at a guess (the backup MX server if you have SMTP delivery activated). As to its normal use, I have no idea.
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Finger Postmaster

thanks guys, ill try and see if i can port forward that to the server now Smiley