SUMMARY: CDE, routing questions

From: John M. Turner (
Date: Fri Aug 09 1996 - 11:56:03 CDT

Thanks for the assistance!

I got an answer to my first question on changing the CDE login
banner; but I'm still stuck on how to route ppp packets.

Both respondents said to change the /etc/dt/config/C/Xresources file
and change the Dtlogin*greeting.labelString. As I didn't have the
Xresources file under /etc/dt, I just copied the template from

My original question:
>> Greetings, Sun Managers!
>> I have a couple of inquiries I hope someone out there can answer.
>> (Environment is Solaris 2.4 with CDE 1.01, probably update to 1.02
>> soon)
>> 1. How (i.e. what file) do I change the text on the opening CDE
>>login screen? I need to put something more informative on the screen
>>than "Welcome to <systemname>".

From: "John F. Fierstien" <>

>I can at least help with your first question.
>The file I believe you are looking for is in:
>Look under the section GREETING
>My change is:
>Dtlogin*greeting.labelString: "Welcome to %LocalHost% at Subsurface
>Computer Modeling"

From: Kevin Davidson <>

>Copy /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources to /etc/dt/config/C/Xresources and
>change the resources for Dtlogin until you're happy. Check the man page
>for dtlogin to see what the resources are for.

>> 2. One of the Suns here is set up as a PPP server. However, because
>> of a shortage of space and a couple of other issues, I have the PPP
>> subnet on a completely different subnet than the ethernet side of the
>> house (192.190.x.x for the PPP side, 131.44.x.x for the ethernet
>> side.) What do I need to add to my routing tables to route traffic
>> from the PPP side out to the rest of the world? (Or can I even do
>> it?)
Routed doesn't want to send packets forward from the ppp link, so I'm
still in the dark about this one. I'm not sure what to add to the
routing table to have the Sun forward the packets.
Here is the routing table for the system in question:
The Sun has IPs and for ethernet and ppp
Routing Table:
  Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ --------- UH 04222312 lo0 U 2 2 ipd0 U 3 3029 le0 U 3 0 le0
default UG 0 4498

Any thoughts, ideas? I'll summarize.

Thanks in advance!
John M. Turner -
"...but if they called them 'Sad Meals', kids wouldn't buy them!" -
Pinky and the Brain

Status: RO

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