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Old 03-23-2010
Changing the password prompt

Is there any way I can change the prompt which asks for the password on a UNIX system? e.g. When I login using Telnet instead of "Password" I should get "Correct Password".

Thanks,

Vineet
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Old 03-23-2010
The password prompt is a fairly low-level security thing and may not be modifiable. But that depends on which UNIX you're running, we have no idea at present.
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Old 03-23-2010
This is a very unusual requirement - why in the world would you need this? I don't get why anyone would interpret
'password:'
as
'enter an incorrect password:'

Corona is being more polite about it. But I don't think, short of rewriting base modules in UNIX, then recompiling, you are going to be able to do that. If you are on Linux or open solaris 10 you have a chance of being able to do this.
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Old 03-23-2010
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Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
Corona is being more polite about it. But I don't think, short of rewriting base modules in UNIX, then recompiling, you are going to be able to do that. If you are on Linux or open solaris 10 you have a chance of being able to do this.
It might be possible with linux PAM, which apparently makes everything possible and nothing easy Smilie

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