ISSUE.NET(5) BSD File Formats Manual ISSUE.NET(5)

NAME − identification file for telnet sessions


The file /etc/ 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:

            %l’       - 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
%s’ - show the name of the operating system
%m’ - show the machine (hardware) type
%r’ - show the operating system release
%v’ - show the operating system version
%%’ - display a single ’%’ character





Linux NetKit (0.17) May 22, 1994 Linux NetKit (0.17)