Changing the FreeBSD sign

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Pete » Fri, 07 Dec 2001 17:51:16



In Linux, there's what's called /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net.  These are
the signs on top of the login prompt.

On FreeBSD, I don't see an equivalent to this.  How would I change the info
on top that says,

"FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

Thanks.

Peter

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Henrik Larsso » Fri, 07 Dec 2001 19:12:02


Quote:> How would I change the info
> on top that says,

> "FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

Try /etc/motd

Best regards Henrik

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Nick Hilliar » Fri, 07 Dec 2001 20:11:22



> On FreeBSD, I don't see an equivalent to this.  How would I change the info
> on top that says,

> "FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

This is defined in /etc/gettytab undef the entry for "default".

Nick

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Richard Cale » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 00:20:34


The actual text above the login prompt is defined in
/etc/gettytab. Look for the default entry and the valie for im.

You can put stuff above that by creating an /etc/issue file.

What is printed _after_ you longin is in /etc/motd.

BTW, in case anyone is interested,

        http://richard.caley.org.uk/FreeBSD/demon_motd

is an ASCII BSD demon (snarfed from somewhere so long ago I forget) in
colour.

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Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Pete » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 00:38:30


Actually, MOTD is after you log in.  That's not it.  Thanks, though.

Peter

Quote:> > How would I change the info
> > on top that says,

> > "FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

> Try /etc/motd

> Best regards Henrik

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Pete » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 00:40:00


That one was good.  Hehehe

> The actual text above the login prompt is defined in
> /etc/gettytab. Look for the default entry and the valie for im.

> You can put stuff above that by creating an /etc/issue file.

> What is printed _after_ you longin is in /etc/motd.

> BTW, in case anyone is interested,

>         http://richard.caley.org.uk/FreeBSD/demon_motd

> is an ASCII BSD demon (snarfed from somewhere so long ago I forget) in
> colour.

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Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Didier Windmeule » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 02:16:21


You should better consider stopping using telnet and use SSH instead.

Telnet is unsecure while SSH gives you peace of mind (and you will not have
such login prompt :-)

Regards.

Didier



Quote:> In Linux, there's what's called /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net.  These are
> the signs on top of the login prompt.

> On FreeBSD, I don't see an equivalent to this.  How would I change the
info
> on top that says,

> "FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

> Thanks.

> Peter

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Richard Cale » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 02:40:33


dw> You should better consider stopping using telnet and use SSH instead.
dw> Telnet is unsecure while SSH gives you peace of mind (and you will not have
dw> such login prompt :-)

Er, he's not using telnet (note the tty name in his example).

Actually I looked into what was required to get such a message
displayed on ssh password prompting. I think you can do it with later
versions of openSSH.

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Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Alastair Hogg » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 04:15:52


On Fri, 7 Dec 2001 02:20 in comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc, Richard

[snip]

Quote:> BTW, in case anyone is interested,

>         http://richard.caley.org.uk/FreeBSD/demon_motd

> is an ASCII BSD demon (snarfed from somewhere so long ago I forget)
> in colour.

Hey that's awesome!
No any more?
-Alastair
 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Richard Cale » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 04:40:34


ah> Hey that's awesome!

I can't claim the picture, I just nicked it. I did colour it though -
paint by numbers is about my limit:-).

ah> No any more?

Do a web search for `ASCII Art', there is a web ring and lots of
people with collections.

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Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Alastair Hogg » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 04:52:01




> ah> Hey that's awesome!

> I can't claim the picture, I just nicked it. I did colour it though

Aye, a job well done :-)

Quote:> - paint by numbers is about my limit:-).

Hehe

Quote:> ah> No any more?

> Do a web search for `ASCII Art', there is a web ring and lots of
> people with collections.

I meant BSD specfic, I'll check it out thou.
Thanks
-Alastair
 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Pete » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 05:42:03


I am using SSH.  I didn't even enable telnet on the machine.  I'm talking
about for when I'm in front of the machine itself.


> You should better consider stopping using telnet and use SSH instead.

> Telnet is unsecure while SSH gives you peace of mind (and you will not
have
> such login prompt :-)

> Regards.

> Didier



> > In Linux, there's what's called /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net.  These
are
> > the signs on top of the login prompt.

> > On FreeBSD, I don't see an equivalent to this.  How would I change the
> info
> > on top that says,

> > "FreeBSD/i386 (saint.haloflightleader.net) (ttyv0)"?

> > Thanks.

> > Peter

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Torfinn Ingolfse » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 07:19:16



> Do a web search for `ASCII Art', there is a web ring and lots of
> people with collections.

Also, install cowsay (/usr/ports/games/cowsay) then do:
cowsay -f daemon Welcome to FreeBSD

:-))
--
Torfinn Ingolfsen
Norway

 
 
 

Changing the FreeBSD sign

Post by Pete » Sat, 08 Dec 2001 07:53:06


That sounds like fun.  Thanks.

Peter


> > Do a web search for `ASCII Art', there is a web ring and lots of
> > people with collections.

> Also, install cowsay (/usr/ports/games/cowsay) then do:
> cowsay -f daemon Welcome to FreeBSD

> :-))
> --
> Torfinn Ingolfsen
> Norway

 
 
 

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