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Re: fingerd problems
From: pickerin () fuse net (Robert A. Pickering Jr.)
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 14:08:02 -0400
On Fri, 17 May 1996, Brian Mitchell wrote:
Some www servers also include the 'finger' cgi program, which can be used
in much the same way, ie:
lynx http://www.cgis.net/cgi-bin/finger\?user () host
Brian Mitchell brian () saturn net
"I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell"
- H. Truman
Additionally, this a method often used to get past a firewall
configuration where the WWW server is a "trusted host" but the
user on the Internet is not.
We've removed all the "standard" cgi-bin programs from all our hosted
websites for this very reason.
Robert A. Pickering Jr. Internet Services Manager
Cincinnati Bell Telephone pickerin () fuse net
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