Subject: Re: /etc/issue [& /etc/issue.net]
To: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/2003 16:10:58
Thus spake Matt Thomas ("MT> ") sometime Today...
MT> I'm planning on adding support for /etc/issue (gettytab) &
MT> /etc/issue.net (everything else) to NetBSD. These files contain
MT> *uninterpreted* text to be written before issuing the login: prompt.
MT> While gettytab(5) can provide that functionality now, inconvenient to
MT> use (especially for scripts or programs).
MT> telnetd/rlogind/sshd will try to use /etc/issue.net, and if that is not
MT> available they will try to use /etc/issue. In either situation, the
MT> evalution of things in /etc/getttytab will remain unchanged.
gettytab does not produce a full getty on network ports, at least not
here. I must be missing something. It only produces
...and nothing else; if I'm not missing anything, I'd like to be able
to print out a full OS/arch/tty disclosure on my network ports.
That said, I do kind of miss /etc/issue.
NetBSD: Feed The Computer.