The term `motd` means "Message of the day"

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How to properly invoke motd for SSH connections with PAM disabled

I have configured a nice motd message that shows me lots of relevant infos when I login to my VPS via SSH. As password authentication is disabled in sshd_config I would also prefer to disable PAM as ...
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motd displayed twice

So here's the deal. I've created /etc/motd.tail as suggested by Ubuntu documentation which should append STATIC content to /etc/motd . However as well as this work, it displays the MOTD TWICE when I ...
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MOTD is not being viewed completely

here is my problem. When I login via ssh as root to my ubuntu 14.04.2 VM I see this [skynet]~> ssh gm-st01 Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS gm-st01.name.lab ssh-pty No mail. Last login: Fri May 15 16:23:02 ...
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Login welcome message but no shell?

I've created a user on my Ubuntu machine so that some people can log in and set up SSH tunnels and also so they can download some files from the system. I don't want them to have shell access at all. ...
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SSH server display Motd instead of the Banner set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

My version of Ubuntu is: Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I am try to setup my ssh server in order to display some warning message in the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 update-motd.d not affects the MOTD

I added a new file 80_own-motd to the /etc/update-motd.d directory on my Ubuntu 15.10 Server. #!/bin/sh echo ">>>>>>Welcome to my Ubuntu ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: pam_motd sometimes displays only partial MOTD

This isn't a very big deal but it really irritates me somehow. We have a large number of machines running Ubuntu 12.04 (server/amd64) which i frequently ssh into. We have the standard set-up for this ...
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No MOTD on first login after upgrade to 13.10

One of my favorite things when I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04LTS was the MOTD with the landscape-common data. After updating to 13.10 and having some trouble at first with MOTD not working at all, ...