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Signature, Finger, & Customized Headers FAQ
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In addition to using the finger or f command you can finger people
through a Web browser.  The following is a form that Doug Stevenson
<doug+@osu.edu> created:
  http://www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/finger.pl

You can finger a specific user with a syntax like this:
  //www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/finger.pl?doug%2B@osu.edu">http://www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/finger.pl?doug%2B@osu.edu

With Doug's finger gateway, if the .plan contains some HTML, it will be 
presented as hypertext, e.g:
 Go to <A HREF="http://www.jazzie.com/ii/">Infinite Ink's Home Page</A>.


Marc VanHeyningen <mvanheyn@cs.indiana.edu> has a Web finger gateway that 
you can find out about at:
  http://www.cs.indiana.edu/finger/gateway

To use it you use this syntax:
  http://www.cs.indiana.edu/finger/fully.qualified.domain.name/userid/w

For example, to finger Marc, type:
  http://www.cs.indiana.edu/finger/cs.indiana.edu/mvanheyn/w

With Marc's finger gateway, if an URL in a .plan uses the <URL:...> syntax, 
described in 3.1 below, it will be a link, e.g.: <URL://www.jazzie.com/ii/>


You can also use this URL:
  gopher://fully.qualified.domain.name:79/0userid
                                          ^ Note: 0 precedes the userid

For example you can finger my Internet service provider with this URL:
  gopher://halcyon.com:79/0info

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