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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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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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 updated very rarely

I understand that pam_motd updates the MOTD upon login, but sometimes MOTD just doesn't get updated for days and I'm puzzled what might be the reason. I'd like to add uptime and who outputs to the ...
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No motd displaying when logging into SSH

I recently upgraded my box from 13.04 to 13.10. After the upgrade, I ran into some issues with motd displaying twice (specifically, /etc/motd was being displayed after the contents of ...
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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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How do I get update-notifier to notify updates are available?

I recently did a fresh install of Precise and I noticed that landscape-sysinfo is no longer installed by default. I find the only thing I miss on login is having updates available displayed as part of ...
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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, ...
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Server MOTD does not appear on local login

I just loaded Ubuntu Server 13.10 and notice that when I log into the sever I do not get a MOTD but when I ssh into server with the same login passwd I do get the MOTD. I would like to get it all the ...