SSH Notes

  • MOTD = Message of the Day
  • sudo vim /etc/issue.net Displays a message before the user begins login, I do not use this.
    • sudo vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config ensure the following option is set Banner /etc/issue.net (you can actually used any path/file)
    • sudo systemctl reload sshd needs to be performed after any change to the configuration file to activate the changes.
  • sudo vim /etc/motd Displays the banner text after login. This usually has some predefined Linux distribution text
  • ls -la /etc/update-motd.d/ to see the scripts that are run after the MOTD is displayed.

The Debian script is very simple:

uname -snrvm

Ubuntu has multiple scripts some that I like and some that I do not like. This system status information script,


The main information script is written in python3,


python3 agnostic code

  • /app/www/public/data/pages/home_server/home_server_setup/other_services/ssh.txt
  • Last modified: 2023-12-26 Tue wk52 11:38
  • by baumkp