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The motd is not a bash script, it just contains lines of ASCII text.
This is my current /etc/motd on the laptop:
Offcourse on my server this is changed and now I want to mod it that way that in the end will say:
Wellcome to xy user
When someone will ssh to the serv
Actually, he is looking at the correct file. /etc/issue is displayed before a login, /etc/motd is displayed after a login. Also, /etc/issue.net is typically reserved for network logins, but it is often just a symlink to /etc/issue.
(In other words, he wouldn't know the username at the point of /etc/issue).
But, motd won't use variables, so you are stuck with putting something in /etc/profile or some such.