Faces via finger?

Steve Kinzler (kinzler@iuvax.cs.indiana.edu)
Wed, 1 May 91 08:37:40 -0500

All this talk about face servers and such got me thinking ...

A face is a per-person datum. Y'know, we already have a widely used net
facility for per-person data -- finger. Why not include face data in
finger output? This wouldn't even necessitate any changes to finger --
just include it in the .plan file. "faces" could be hacked to try to
finger an Internet user for which it doesn't have a face. Best of all,
it wouldn't require any sysadmin involvement to get it being widely

Seems to easy ...