Subject: /etc/issue [& /etc/issue.net]
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/2003 14:25:11
I'm planning on adding support for /etc/issue (gettytab) &
/etc/issue.net (everything else) to NetBSD. These files contain
*uninterpreted* text to be written before issuing the login: prompt.
While gettytab(5) can provide that functionality now, inconvenient to
use (especially for scripts or programs).
telnetd/rlogind/sshd will try to use /etc/issue.net, and if that is not
available they will try to use /etc/issue. In either situation, the
evalution of things in /etc/getttytab will remain unchanged.
This also gives NetBSD equivalent functionality to HPUX, Solaris,
Linux, Tru64, and other modern Unix-like operating systems.
Matt Thomas email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3am Software Foundry www:
http://3am-software.com/bio/matt/ Cupertino, CA
disclaimer: I avow all knowledge of this message.