This document is http://alumni.caltech.edu/~dank/horton/horton.html. horton - an e-mail directory daemon, whois/ph server, and fuzzy mail forwarder Horton automatically and silently creates a electronic mail address directory by 'finger'ing each host in your domain periodically, and lets users look up e-mail addresses with the 'whois' command. If your company or university doesn't yet have an e-mail directory, this package will provide you with one without much effort on your part. It can also be a useful adjunct to a manually maintained e-mail directory, because it is always up to date, whereas the manually maintained one can lag weeks or months behind changes in the real world. (e.g. Caltech has both a manual whois server and a Horton whois server.) Besides accepting whois queries, Horton can also forward mail addressed to John-Miller@horton to the most recent e-mail address for John Miller in the whois database. This is sometimes called fuzzy name lookup. Horton can, as a side effect, also accept ph queries. For more info, read the man page or the comp.sources.reviewed review. The source is available as a .ZIP file or as 4 shar archives 1, 2, 3, 4. Written in C, but probably should have been written in Perl. Back to Dan Kegel's home page.