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Old 08-26-2002
supressing kernel info in /bin/login or telnetd

I'm assuming that /bin/login is the culprit that keeps on displaying my kernel version when I telnet in, as I have already killed /etc/, and /etc/motd (although motd is displayed after login), but I now still get my kernel version. I want a "clean" login, *NO* versions of anything displayed. How do I accomplish this? As I said before, I already killed /etc/issue/net.

Last edited by cerberusofhate; 08-26-2002 at 04:52 PM..
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Old 08-26-2002
You have to set BANNER="" in /etc/default/telnetd. You can also put your warning message in there to allow getting it before login.

Check out the man page for telnetd (and ftpd which has it's own too).
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Old 08-26-2002
yeah, I read that man pages first off, thats how i found out about /etc/, as for /etc/default/telnetd, it doesn't exist. But, I created it with BANNER="TEST", and gave xinetd a SIGHUP, and now I get the same as before:
Linux 2.4.18-5 (redhat) (14:10 on Monday, 26 August 2002)
right before login. Any other ideas?
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Old 08-26-2002

After hours of playing around, if you create a null /etc/ and /etc/issue, it replaces the kernel header at login. Thanks anyways.
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