This is a much updated version of Mike Shanzer's fingerd-1.3. It is almost completely rewritten, well-debugged (i.e., more secure), and quite configurable. It supports ACLs, a message-of-the-day file, the ability to run programs for given user-IDs, and a full set of command-line options that make it mostly compatible with modern BSD versions. It is portable, uses GNU Autoconf and GNU Automake for builds, and it comes with a ready-to-use BSD makefile too.
Fingerbob is a simple Finger daemon which displays formatted user information from an LDAP directory. It is useful when you're in a dark corner of the server room without a GUI and need to find a phone number. Almost every networked computer has a finger client, so Fingerbob provides a simple but universal network address book. It can also provide text documents and list all people in a specified branch of the LDAP directory.