How do I Greet Linux Users with a Login Message?

There may be times when you want to send a message to your server users that they all can see when they log in. While “wall” allows you to send messages to currently logged in users, you need a different tool to make sure all users get it whenever they happen to log […]

How to Send Live Messages to All Shell Users

In a previous post, we explained how to send a message of the day (MOTD) to all users whenever they log into your server’s shell. It is a perfect way to reach users when they log in, but it will not allow you to send new messages to users who are currently logged in. […]

How to Display the Message of the Day to Shell Users

A “Message of the Day” or MOTD is a statement, usually brief, that your users see when they login to your server via the shell. You can use it for any number of reasons, such as to announce a new server feature, remind users about your policies, display important network information, or even use the […]

Setting SSH Welcome Text

SSH is a powerful tool for Unix and Linux server users, giving them remote access to the system command line shell. If you run a dedicated server that hosts other websites or employs other system users with shell access, you may want to consider setting up a custom greeting message for your users.
A greeting […]