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Old 09-07-2001
changing the telnet banner

I don't want SunOS 5.8 to appear when someone logs into my machine... how do I go about changing the banner?

I was thumbing through my unix books and I haven't found anything... I'm probably looking under the wrong topic...

anyways... any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2001

Try edit /etc/motd
# 3  
Old 09-07-2001

hmmm... that didn't work... still says "SunOS 5.8" when you open a telnet session to the box....

i tried editing /etc/issue, but that only added something to the login prompt.

any other ideas?
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Old 09-07-2001

Get more information in:
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Old 09-07-2001
In my SCO Unixware 7 system in.telnetd daemon have -h key, but this key remove greeting message of telnet server at all

Best regards
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Old 09-07-2001

The answer is in And it is specific to Solaris - that's a great write-up for any SunOS user, new or not...
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Old 09-07-2001
telnet login

in Solaris follow these steps to clear the telnet banners:

first go to /etc/default directory
# cd /etc/default
if this file does not exist then creat this file and type the banner
variable in that file

# vi telnetd

save the file and exit

logout and login via telnet

i hope this helps

ta taSmilie
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