pam_motd

Display the motd file

SYNOPSIS

' pam_motd.so 'u pam_motd.so [motd= /path/filename ]

DESCRIPTION

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 .

OPTIONS

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

motd_dir= /path/dirname.d The /path/dirname .d directory is scanned and each file contained inside of it is displayed .

When no options are given, the default is to display both /etc/motd and the contents of /etc/motd .d . Specifying either option (or both) will disable this default behavior .

MODULE TYPES PROVIDED

Only the session module type is provided .

RETURN VALUES

PAM_IGNORE This is the only return value of this module .

EXAMPLES

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


.RS 4
session optional pam_motd .so
.RE

To use a motd file from a different location:
.RS 4
session optional pam_motd .so motd=/elsewhere/motd
.RE

To use a motd file from elsewhere, along with a corresponding .d directory:
.RS 4
session optional pam_motd .so motd=/elsewhere/motd motd_dir=/elsewhere/motd .d
.RE

SEE ALSO

motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(8)

AUTHOR

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

The motd_dir= option was added by Allison Karlitskaya <allison .karlitskaya@redhat .com> .

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