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Logging into a server with ssh produces the landscape-generated message of the day, which includes the suggestion for using to graph data:

  Graph this data and manage this system at

How can I trim this or other lines from the ssh greeting? With legal boilerplate added to the login banner already, I'd like to keep some information from landscape-sysinfo, but see less of it.

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To remove the line, create or edit (as root) the file /etc/landscape/client.conf.

In /etc/landscape/client.conf, add these lines:

exclude_sysinfo_plugins = LandscapeLink 

This works for all default plugins:

 Load, Disk, Memory, Temperature, Processes, LoggedInUsers, LandscapeLink, Network

So, to have your motd look more like this :

  System load:  0.83                Swap usage:          0%
  Usage of /:   59.5% of 117.38GB   Users logged in:     3
  Memory usage: 7%                  IP address for eth0: would want to remove Temperature, LandscapeLink, Processes from the landscape-sysinfo process.

These can be added in the client.conf file as before, comma separated:

exclude_sysinfo_plugins = LandscapeLink,Temperature,Processes

This can be tested one the command line with:

landscape-sysinfo --exclude-sysinfo-plugins=Temperature,LandscapeLink,Processes

See landscape-sysinfo --help for some additional information.

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/etc/landscape/client.conf should be owned by landscape user for settings to take effect. Confirmed here: –  Ray Dec 9 '13 at 1:36
Not only does /etc/landscape/client.conf have be owned by user landscape, it should also belong to group landscape. sudo chown landscape:landscape /etc/landscape/client.conf did the trick. –  Ciryon Nov 13 '14 at 19:35

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