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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Customizing the Login Message (Solaris 2.4–higher)

Solaris versions 2.0–2.3 and Solaris 2.4–higher differ in how they set up the pre-login message. These instructions are for Solaris 2.4–higher. For Solaris 2.0–2.3, see “Customizing the Login Message (Solaris 2.0-2.3)” .

The contents of the file /etc/issue are displayed before the login prompt of all incoming serial port dial-in and telnet connection by the program login. /etc/issue is a plain, ASCII file and can be edited with any text editor.

Example: If /etc/issue contains the following information

This is the contents
of the /etc/issue
file on sunhost.

then a user initiating a telnet session to sunhost (telnet sunhost) would see the following output.

 Trying 192.9.200.2 ... Connected to ...

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