Subject: Re: Login banner change?
To: Jon Lindgren <>
From: Michael K. Sanders <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/11/1999 22:18:22
In message <>, Jon Lindgren w
>> > > Is is possible [using the stock login and telnetd] to change the login
>> > > banner that the user sees (before logging in)?
>> > 
>> > Perhaps I should've included that I would like it to cat a file, and
>> > gettytab seems to only support a few strings or so...
>> > 
>> > Is this possible?
>> 	Nope, we don't seem to have support for doing that. It's
>> actually telnetd and getty that would need to be tweaked to do
>> this... it shouldn't be hard, and there are plenty of capabilites free
>> in gettytab that could be used. I'd use "if", for "initial file", to
>> go along with "im" for "initial message".

You didn't say what version of NetBSD you're running, but I recall
this being added to -current in the recent past.