I am able to access a remote box on my home LAN using SSH. No problems getting into the box. I have denied root access and confirm this works as expected (I am asked repeatedly for a root password and get no further.). I can run X apps from the remote command line (when working remotely, having xfe installed is a handy compliment to the mc file manager
1. When I connect through SSH, my /etc/issue.net is NOT in color. I have escape codes embedded within the file. All I see with /etc/issue.net are the backslashes rather than the color represented by the escape sequences. I can type 'cat /etc/issue.net' at the local or remote command line and I see the colors. When I login locally at any box, the /etc/issue file displays in the expected colors and my shell prompts are in color. Shell script with commands in color also work fine. Therefore displaying colors is not an issue. Only with SSH, and only with /etc/issue.net. After I login through SSH, I see colors with my welcome message and prompt. How do I fix this lack of color with issue.net when using SSH?
2. I am sure that, once upon a time, when I accessed into a remote box through SSH, that the remote box presented me both /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net. This is no longer the case. Now I see only /etc/issue.net. How do I fix this?
In /etc/ssh/sshd_config I have the following set:
Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/sftp-server
In /etc/ssh/ssh_config I have the following set:
After I obtain access to the remote box I verified the DISPLAY env. variable: