Subject: bin/14751: ftpd dies when "motd none" is used
To: None <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/27/2001 14:08:32
>Number:         14751
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ftpd dies when "motd none" is used
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 27 11:09:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Kimmo Suominen
>Release:        2001-10-22
System: NetBSD 1.5X NetBSD 1.5X (GW-GENERIC) #36: Sat Jul 28 11:41:19 EDT 2001 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Trying to disable motd display in ftpd will cause ftpd to die without
errors (even with "-d" and ftp.debug being logged via syslog).
Insert the following line to /etc/ftpd.conf:

    motd none

Connections will be dropped as soon as you login.
You can point motd at a non-existing file.