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LinuxWorld: Read them the riot act - Configure Linux to present pre-login security warnings

Aug 07, 2000, 23:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Sharpe)

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"User ignorance continues to be a thorn in the side of Linux system administrators trying to maintain a secure network. In this article, learn how to configure three distributions, with or without KDE and GNOME, to display pre-login messages via virtual consoles and over the network."

"Systems managers can read the riot act to users before they log in. Unix systems have been able to display pre-login messages for a long time, and Linux, as a Unix operating system, has the same abilities. Indeed, Linux's flexibility and ability to run X-based applications from shell scripts make it possible to provide your own custom solutions."

"In this article, I will discuss ways to inform users of their rights before they log in under a number of popular Linux distributions. I will include every way users can access the system."

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