Subject: Re: /etc/issue [& /etc/issue.net]
To: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/2003 01:14:25
>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.
my gettytab man page (dated may 20, 2003) says this:
if str NULL display named file before prompt,
so all we really need is a "pty" pseudo-type in gettytab, and then to
assign an alternate "if" property to the pty devices...no? or were
you speaking of something different?
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