--- xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0012.html 2003/08/11 14:35:04 1.1 +++ xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0012.html 2004/01/31 21:56:55 1.2 @@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ Author:Tavis Ormandy <taviso at gentoo.org> -Status:Draft +Status:Rejected Type:Standards Track @@ -53,17 +53,27 @@

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Reason for rejection

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Information about Gentoo development is already significantly fragmented. +Although this GLEP has its merits, the fact that it is a separate source +of information, rather than simply another conduit to existing sources +of information, poses more problems than it solves. Were this GLEP to +be resubmitted/modified so that finger was nothing more than an interface +into existing sources of information, it would probably be accepted.

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Abstract

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Abstract

The finger protocol is documented in rfc742 [1] and rfc1196 [2], a simple protocol that returns a human readable report about a particular user of the system. Typically, the information returned will be details such as @@ -84,7 +94,7 @@ clients for those that dont.

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Motivation

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Motivation

Gentoo developers are already aware of the importance of User Relations [9] .

It is essential to keep the community up to date with current goals, status updates, and information from the development team. Currently it is suggested @@ -118,7 +128,7 @@ key easily obtainable will allow reporters to encrypt their reports.

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Rationale

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Rationale

Providing a finger daemon will allow users to instantly access information on developers, and all details of that developers current projects that they decide to share.

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Implementation and Security

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Implementation and Security

Some admins are concerned about the security of running a finger daemon on their machines, the class of security issues involved with the finger protocol are commonly referred to as "information leaks" [7].

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Adding data to a plan is a lot simpler than updating webpages.

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Example Query

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Example Query

Should a user want information about the author, this might be the output of a finger query:

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References

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References

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