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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No MOTD on Ubuntu 14.04…?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. When I SSH, there is no MOTD (and yes, I have the appropriate command set in sshd_config). I read a bunch of tutorials about setting up MOTD, but I ...
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Available updates not shown when login to terminal Ubuntu 14.04

When I login to my server terminal over ssh I just see: Using username "username". Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Authenticating with public key "mykey" from agent Last login: Wed Oct 22 09:17:02 2014 from ...
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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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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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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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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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making a custom last login line

I've been customizing my MOTD recently, and wanted to add a newline after the lastlogin line. However, I don't think this can be easily done since the lastlogin is printed by sshd. And according to ...
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Duplicating motd and more

Here's what it is currently like: Last login: Sun Oct 5 12:35:30 on ttys000 Corys-Mac-mini:~ cory-$ ssh cory@192.168.1.209 ////////////////////////////////////////////// ...
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Legalities of modifying Ubunt MOTD

I made few modifications to few specific Ubuntu files for showing my own custom messages in place of Ubuntu specific messages. For this, I have made changes to following files ...
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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 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 ...