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    Finger command


    Anyone knows how to Disable finger command? Thanks

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    To disable remote services like finger, who, and w, you will want to modify your /etc/inetd.conf file. To disable finger services for example, change the /etc/inetd.conf file so the line that says "in.fingerd" at the end, is commented out. Do the same for any other services you do not want to run. Then make the inetd daemon reload its configuration file and restart with the command "killall -HUP inetd".
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    this should do it

    As root:

    chkconfig finger off
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    To disable remote services like finger, who, and w, you will want to modify your /etc/inetd.conf file. To disable finger services for example, change the /etc/inetd.conf file so the line that says "in.fingerd" at the end, is commented out. Do the same for any other services you do not want to run. Then make the inetd daemon reload its configuration file and restart with the command "killall -HUP inetd".
    Jeremy


    There is no inetd.conf or init.d conf file in my etc directory

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    then check for /etc/xinetd.d/finger , edit the file and make sure

    Code:
    disable = yes
    then
    Code:
     service xinetd restart

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    hmm. That's what she said.
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    sorry couldn't help myself

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