Re: Faces mailing list has moved; WWW->finger+faces

Tim Chown (
Wed, 24 Mar 1993 14:50:01 +0000 (GMT)

Ignatios Souvatzis writes:
> It's a nice thing to have, and it's also not too difficult to use as a
> picture database the .../lib/faces/de/uni-bonn/cs/ directory, with
> some setup of symbolic links. But it gives you pictures for individual
> users, not monitoring of anything by picture as faces does it.

Sure, fair point, but more than 50% of our users are on PCs so having
a flexible textual finger system is important. Face information is
available on request for any named user.

> I would like (and will do, in fact, if nobody else does it first as
> soon as possible) a variant of the faces -H which supports multiple -H
> or -H w/o hosts to get a list of all on the ethernet. I already did
> (for the ULTRIX DECstations here) a perl script called 'rusers' which
> uses finger and understands gnu finger and sun finger output formats.
> As soon as I brush it up, I'll put it on the ftp server.

Sounds good. If I can run gfinger and get xfaces output that would be
more than useful :)