Subject: /etc/issue - 50% patch
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/1999 01:00:47
putting information before the login prompt via /etc/gettytab is awkward,
having an /etc/issue file like Solaris etc. would come in handy for some
situations. The places to implement this are getty and telnetd.
The general idea is to have a bf=-field in /etc/gettytab for a terminal
type, denoting a "banner file" that is displayed prior to the "im" initial
message. Any %-macros in /etc/issue (or whatever the "bf" entry points to)
are expanded as in the "im" message.
A patch that does all this for getty can be found at
http://rfhs8012.fh-regensburg.de/~feyrer/etc.issue-patch, if someone wants
to finish this for telnetd, you could make some people happy (i guess?).
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>