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Signature, Finger, & Customized Headers FAQ
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Finger wasn't designed to log finger requests, so finding who fingers
you is complicated - and sometimes impossible - to setup.  For more
information see:

* The next section of this FAQ on the Backfinger Script.

* Chris Alfeld's fingertrace: 
     http://www.math.utah.edu/~calfeld/fingertrace/

* R.L. Samuell's logfinger script, which you can obtain by fingering:
     logfinger@twinbrook.cis.uab.edu

* Unix - Frequently Asked Questions (4/7) [Frequent posting] 
  4.9) How do I keep track of people who are fingering me? 

  This article is archived in all the usual FAQ archives, including:
  http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/unix-faq/faq/part4/faq-doc-9.html


An easy thing that you can do to see if anyone has fingered you is type the 
following at your Unix prompt:

  ls -lu $HOME/.plan

This tells you the last time someone accessed your .plan, but it doesn't
tell you who it was.  I have this in my .login because it's interesting to
see when the last time someone was checking on me!

[Note that under AFS (Andrew File System, a distributed filesystem),
 ls -lu $HOME/.plan will not work due to the fact that AFS has no 
 notion of ``atime'', or ``last accessed time''.]

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