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Old 28th April 2010
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I have often view users picure in a .plan file (/home/%username%/)
How can i transform a picture as an ascii image ? (as figlet program but better ;-) ??

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How can i transform a picture as an ascii image ? (as figlet program but better ;-) ??
Search on "ASCII art". For example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art
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You still use finger(1) and fingerd(8)?!?
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Why not? it's a useful protocol.. and.. have been audited for obvious security problems, but a concerned individual could setup a web gateway for external untrusted clients if they wanted.
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It's just that I haven't used it for nearly 20 years, and it had fallen out of favor long ago due to security concerns (social engineering, primarily). I'm more amused at this than anything.

Has anyone set up a gopher server lately?
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finger can be used as a sort of blog, icculus.org for example offers finger for all their users, and a web gateway.

He rewrote his daemon in perl though, you can find it here.

There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the protocol, but some older implementations had some scary vulnerabilities.. most remaining daemons are run with reduced privileges (..privsep), so it's more of a stigma attached to it.. kinda like how many people still block ICMP packets, even though most network stacks have been audited since the 90's.

As for gopher, some live servers remain.. but AFAIK, Firefox was the last browser to remove support for the protocol.
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