issue.net man page

issue.net — identification file for telnet sessions


The file /etc/issue.net is a text file which contains a message or system identification to be printed before the login prompt of a telnet session. It may contain various `%-char' (or, alternatively, '\-char') sequences. The following sequences are supported by telnetd:

- show the current tty
%h, %n
- show the system node name (FQDN)
%D, %o
- show the name of the NIS domain
%d, %t
- show the current time and date
- show the name of the operating system
- show the machine (hardware) type
- show the operating system release
- show the operating system version
- display a single '%' character



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May 22, 1994