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Old 01-11-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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System login banner


Hey I am running fedora 13 and I am having trouble changing the system banner.

I have looked into it and I was told to edit the /etc/issue file, however I did and it is not working.

Is there a step that I have left out?

Any help given is most appreciated

Thanks!
 
Old 01-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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How...

You need to describe exactly what you did and what then happened if you want a qualified answer. All the detail are important.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 01-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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heres mine:
Code:
[schneidz@hyper nfs-w]$ cat /etc/issue 
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
not sure what it should be ?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:14 AM   #4
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server1 # echo "test" > /etc/motd


and try make ssh connection to the server1 from other location
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:01 PM   #5
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So login message and the banner are seperate files?
I think I was just confused
/etc/issue is for login message not banner right?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Where is the message and banner suppose to show up
because it does not show up during or at login
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:49 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by kreed View Post
Where is the message and banner suppose to show up
because it does not show up during or at login
How are you logging in?? If you mean you're logging in at the console (X windows/Gnome/KDE/whatever), you won't get it. The login banner is displayed for network connections, like telnet. You may be able to configure your display manager (kdm/gdm) to display a message after login on the console, and you could also write a script to display a window with the banner after login, and have it run on login.

SSH uses a banner option in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, and you *CAN* have it use the /etc/issue file, or have a different one that's displayed for SSH, while the system one is displayed for telnet.

Update: Since I knew I did this before on the console, you can go into the GDM or KDM configuration tools, and set a "welcome" message (banner), to be displayed after GUI login. A bit dated, but still should give you an idea:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-...in-banner.html

In KDM, I *THINK* you can do it through the GUI as well.

Last edited by TB0ne; 01-12-2011 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for your help
I was just looking at wrong screen
Did not realize it displays only at text login :S
 
  


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