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Old 04-08-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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vsftp welcome message

Hi, I just installed vsftp, and I would like to change the message it displays from "Have fun!" to some instructions about logging on.

I need to do this because I disabled anonymous login so that al l of my users can have different priveleges but I'm still keeping a guest account up tht can only see and download files. I want to have a welcome message that tells people how to login as 'guest' but I can't figure out how.

Any help would be great!

Thanks a lot,


PS: I know I could use virtual hosting to solve this problem, but it is a messy solution, and I'd rather people not have to remember different IP's etc.

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Old 04-08-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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check the config file somewhere in /etc it should have a file that is shown at log on time.
Old 04-09-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
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yea, i already tried the 'motd' file in /etc , but it didn't pan out.

i tried a 'grep' startingin /etc for what the message currently is, and it returned nothing.

Old 04-09-2003, 11:58 PM   #4
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that greeting is builtin - u can onlycustomize the banner greeting:

man vsftpd.conf

or, get the source and hack ur way to it.


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