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digitalgravy 11-18-2003 04:33 PM

Telnet and ssh login message
I am running redhat 9. I have telnet and ssh working correctly.

I was wondering what file I would modify to insert a message to display a greeting when someone logs in.

I have looked on Google and I cant seem to find anything.

Thanks in advance!

trickykid 11-18-2003 05:17 PM

Usually /etc/motd will display when using ssh or telnet. Or the issue file in the same directory.

digitalgravy 11-18-2003 05:24 PM


wenberg 01-07-2004 09:32 PM

I run Slackware 9.1. It seems that on every reboot, /etc/motd is re-written to it's original state ... how do I prevent that?

Kristijan 01-07-2004 09:43 PM

wenberg in slackware9.1, edit the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Find and unhash this section

#Banner /some/path

So all you need to do is create you banner msg and put the path/file name into sshd_config


wenberg 01-07-2004 10:26 PM

Thanks. That seemed to work. But what I was thinking was something text that appeared after login like an motd. Enabling banner seemed to show up on F-Secure SSH client, but not on putty, the client that most of my friends use.

Kristijan 01-07-2004 10:29 PM

Hmm it should work no matter what, not sure why it aint...??

wenberg 01-07-2004 10:35 PM

It works great actually ... but the banner shows up before the login prompt ... and not after.

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