Request information about a user on a server.
||RFC 742, RFC 1288
The Finger protocol is used to return information about a user on
a server, as well as general information about the server
itself. The control provides an interface for connecting to a server,
requesting information about a user and returning that information to
the program. The Finger protocol is sometimes used in conjunction
with internal email applications, as well as a general information
tool for corporate intranets. Finger servers are most commonly found
on UNIX based servers, but implementations are available for the
Windows platform as well.
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition components are self-registering
controls compatible with any programming language that supports COM
(Component Object Model) and the ActiveX control specification. If
you are using Visual Basic 6.0 or Visual C++ 6.0, it is required that
you have Service Pack 6 (SP6) installed. It is recommended that you
install all updates for your development tools.
This component is supported on Windows XP and later versions of
the Windows desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows XP, you must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for your version of the
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 or later versions of the
Windows operating system.
When you distribute an application that uses this control, you can
either install the file in the same folder as your application
executable or as a shared component in the appropriate system folder.
If you install the control in the system folder, it is important that
you distribute the correct version for the target platform and it
must be registered. If you install the control in the same folder as
your executable, it is recommended that you use registration-free
activation or COM redirection to ensure that the correct version of
the control is loaded by the application.