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LLE10086 : Howto make a nice banner for a text console login on Linux


You would like a nice banner when sombebody makes a login on the server or client




You can install sysvbanner to create the banner in the first place.

To do this on a debian or Kubuntu or Ubuntu system you type in:

apt-get install sysvbanner

Now you can use the command banner to create a banner of some text, redirect it to a file and add the file to /etc/

 This will be shown when you login from the network. To make it work with ssh (secure shell daemon) you need to add  the line


Banner /etc/


to your sshd.config file. 



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