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Old 09-05-2002, 08:11 AM   #1
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change welcome message


just a quick question about changing the ftp welcome message
where is the file and how do I direct to it?

thanks
 
Old 09-05-2002, 09:08 AM   #2
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see the file /etc/ftpaccess

# Messages displayed to the user
message /welcome.msg login


this says to output the file /var/ftp/welcome.msg to the user when they login


this applies to FTP server (Version wu-2.6.1-16.7x.1)
 
Old 09-05-2002, 10:43 AM   #3
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that files does not exist in the directory u mentioned
so I created one but it doesn't show when I log in to FTP
 
Old 09-05-2002, 10:47 AM   #4
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which ftp server are you using? might help us helping you!
 
Old 09-05-2002, 10:59 AM   #5
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wu-ftp
and I have looked around on the net and some say that
the msg file should be in the etc folder

thanks
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:25 AM   #6
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that really depends on the path given in the ftpaccess file

message /welcome.msg login

this says that the file welcome.msg will be in the root folder of ftp which is /var/ftp/ on my system

so I have a file /var/ftp/welcome.msg

check to see where a user is when they login and put it there
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:26 AM   #7
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if a user logs in to their home folder then the file will need to be in their home folder

you might want to use .message so it is hidden
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:34 AM   #8
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normall anonymous ftp is locked into an ftp root folder, you do not want to have anonymous users accessing files outside of it so the needed files are provided in $ftproot
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:39 AM   #9
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if you want it in etc then put it in /var/ftp/etc

and change the ftpaccess file to

message /etc/welcome.msg login

however a user logging in with a browser will not know to look for a message in etc and will not be likely to see it

if they open your server in a browser and see welcome.msg then maybe they will read it
 
Old 09-05-2002, 11:58 AM   #10
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Talking

thanks a lot, that worked really well
one more question though, when I hide the message file
using .welcome.msg it no longer shows up when logging
into the ftp
 
Old 09-05-2002, 01:24 PM   #11
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you mean you cannot see the file listed, or it does not display the message when you login?

I would make it visible if your clients are using a browser, I would hide it if they login with a shell to their root folder

for anonymous ftp I would make it visible
 
Old 09-05-2002, 02:09 PM   #12
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I mean if I hide the file the welcome message won't display when
I login,
I'm setting this up for a guest account.
 
Old 09-05-2002, 04:46 PM   #13
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put this in /etc/ftpaccess

message .message cwd=*

then make the .message file in ftp root folder
 
Old 09-06-2002, 08:22 AM   #14
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actually that line was akready in ftpaccess, didn't seem to make a differences though
 
Old 09-06-2002, 12:55 PM   #15
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I created a file on mine in /var/ftp called .message

when I login I see the message. Not sure what the problem could be unless it's file permissions

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