SUMMARY: Telnet banner

From: Trinh, Linh T. [C] <>
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 14:23:30 EST
Thanks all for quick responses, there are over 50 replies and they all work,
I will list the first 3

Create the file /etc/default/telnetd and insert a line like this :


- Kenneth Paul

Use /etc/default/telnetd and set it up accordingly:

I use the following:

Use of this computer system, authorized or un-authorized,
constitutes consent to monitoring.


At least on Solaris 8, change the BANNER variable /etc/default/telnetd. We
have it set to "\n" which puts nothing on the screen. It could also be
from your /etc/issue file so check there too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Trinh, Linh T. [C] []
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 1:19 PM
Subject: Telnet banner

Hi All,

I need some helps to turns off operating version when telnet.
I change the /etc/motd but when telnet, it is still display the OS ver
Anyone know how to turn off the display?

Thanks, Linh

telnet x.x.x.x

SunOS 5.9

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