The optional finger.conf file is used to provide aliases that can be fingered by local and network users. This may be useful where a users login name is not the same as their preferred mail address, or for providing virtual login names than can be fingered.
Lines beginning with # are comments. Other lines must consist of an alias name and a target name separated by a colon. A target name should be either a user, a forward reference to another alias or the path of a world readable file.
Where an alias points to a file, the contents of that file will be displayed when the alias is fingered.