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 printing twice with “PrintMotd no”

I looked at other posts on here but none seemed to help. Whether I set PrintMotd to "no" or "yes" in the etc/ssh/ directory under sshd_config as long as I have a "motd" file under in etc/ it gets ...
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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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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, ...
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“System restart required”…why? How can I get what triggered this notification to also show details?

Every so often, I'll SSH into a box with unattended-upgrades and be greeted with "** System restart required ***" with no additional information. My '/var/run/reboot-required.pkgs' file contains: ...
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In 14.04 Packages/reboot warnings in motd take an additional login to show up

Note: This is not a new problem and has been going on for a while. If you log in via SSH when new updates are available or after installing updates, the MOTD doesn't reflect the last changes you've ...
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lsb_release consuming time during boot

as per various suggestions found elsewhere on the net, I commented motd related lines in etc/pam.d/login #session optional pam_motd.so motd=/run/motd.dynamic noupdate #session optional ...
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Configure Message Of The Day - Ubuntu Server 14 LTS

I am a newbie here to Ubuntu and I am trying to configure my MOTD however I am running into a few issues. Upon log in, my message will display however I get the following error (note my MOTD file is ...
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motd.tail not displaying

I made a motd.tail file and added some ASCII art to it so that it gets displayed whenever I log in with Ctrl+Alt+F1.. However it never gets displayed.I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. I tried the ...
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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 ...