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Re: Change login message

On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Jan  7 17:17, bella wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > When telnet to Cygwin server, it displayed
> >
> > CYGWIN_NT-5.0 <version>(0.51/3/2)
> > login:
> >
> > Can I change the above login message ? How ?
> Not that I'm aware of.

Meaning that the line is compiled in.  You can recompile telnetd with
-DDEFAULT_IM='Your String', which will change the first line.  You can
also start telnetd with the '-h' option, which will avoid printing that
line out altogether.  There's also something in the sources about the
"default" terminal type and the "im" setting, but I couldn't figure it out
in the two minutes that I looked at the sources -- see telnet() in

The second line, I believe, comes from the login process, which is
execve'd, so I'm not sure you can easily change that.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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