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Old 11-09-2007
finding out user name from an ip

if i know the ip of a computer on the subnet, it it possible to findout the username of the user that is using that system?
# 2  
Old 11-09-2007
is that a unix system ? if so can you try finger protocol.
# 3  
Old 11-09-2007
yes it is on unix. please explain how i can use the finger protocol. i have tryed:
finger [ip]

with no luck.

finger [username] gives me some info, but i wont know the user names, only the ip. it is the user name i will be trying to find
# 4  
Old 11-09-2007
If you have access to logon to the remote node, and if the remote node is a unix box, try:
remsh remotenode -l yourusername who

# 5  
Old 11-09-2007
Without finger or rwho running on the remote server your options are limited ( BTW, running the above processes would be a security issue so they are typically disabled, if they are not disabled they should be ).
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