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pam_motd

Display the motd file

pam_motd.so [motd=/path/filename]

pam_motd is a PAM module that can be used to display arbitrary motd (message of the day) files after a successful login. By default the /etc/motd file is shown. The message size is limited to 64KB.

motd=/path/filename

The /path/filename file is displayed as message of the day.

noupdate

Don't run the scripts in /etc/update-motd.d to refresh the motd file.

Only the session module type is provided.

PAM_IGNORE

This is the only return value of this module.

The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is:

session optional pam_motd.so motd=/etc/motd 

motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7), update-motd(5)

pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>.

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