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Old 05-04-2006, 04:24 AM   #1
DeadlySin3
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SSH Pre-Login Message


Hello,

A friend of mine is running debian sarge with a 2.4x kernel and is running the webmin scripts to administrate his system, not my preference, but hey.. to each his own.

He was able to set a PRE login message upon connecting to his OpenSSH server (not the /etc/motd file).

Ex.
myAcct@localHost:~$ ssh -l myAcct example.friend.machine

And immediately... before i'm asked to enter a password, I see his message...


Welcome to my server. blah blah blah.

After I enter my password to log into his machine, I then see the /etc/motd.

I was curious how this could be done without using webmin? I've dug through the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and searched the net to no avail. Anyone know how this could be done?

I'm running Debian Etch/Testing with a 2.6 Kernel - same OpenSSH server.

Thanks for the help!

-Paul
 
Old 05-04-2006, 04:36 AM   #2
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There is a banner option in sshd_config
Banner /some/path

specify the file you wish to display before the login prompt
 
  


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