Sometime ago, Derek Frye wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Is there a way to print a message before the login prompt or after the
> login prompt but before the password prompt? This way unauthenticated
> users can see a small message (like "Hello!").
>
> I looked through the source for version 4.2 and couldn't find where the
> login strings are constructed and sent (except in the client software
> portion). Maybe all strings (like "login: ", where users enter username)
> are generated and encrypted in the client software in response to server
> packets (non-strings)? So is there even a way to send strings before
> successful authentication?
>
> Maybe this would violate the design of openssh?
>
> Thanks,
> Derek Frye
>


Before digging through the source code, you might want to read the man
pages first. :-) The Banner option in the sshd_config(5) man page sounds
like what you're looking for.

--
Iain Morgan

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