On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:47:16PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 11:23:21AM -0800, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> > I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to the original posters
> > question.  I somehow missed the "pre".  In any case, all this has
> > prompted me to play around with pre-login messages.  Using gettytab I
> > can alter the pre-login message for telnet sessions by changing the 'im'
> > capability in gettytab, but for the life of me I can't seem to get
> > telnetd to recognize the 'if' capability.  The console responds to both,
> > but telnetd seems to ignore 'if'.  The perms on /etc/issue are 644.  I
> > don't run inetd, but just for experiment I uncommented telnetd and
> > launched and inetd for testing.  Can anyone explain why telnetd might
> > ignore the 'if' capability specified in the 'default' heading of
> > gettytab?  The telnetd man page clearly states that if 'if' is present
> > it will override 'im'.
> 
> Interesting.  The source code seems pretty clear in that it only looks
> at the 'im' property:
> 
>  .../src/libexec/telnetd/telnetd.c at about line 770
> 
>         /*
>          * Show banner that getty never gave.
>          *
>          * We put the banner in the pty input buffer.  This way, it
>          * gets carriage return null processing, etc., just like all
>          * other pty --> client data.
>          */
> 
>         if (getent(defent, "default") == 1) {
>                 char *cp=defstrs;
> 
>                 HE = Getstr("he", &cp);
>                 HN = Getstr("hn", &cp);
>                 IM = Getstr("im", &cp);
>                 if (HN && *HN)
>                         (void) strlcpy(host_name, HN, sizeof(host_name));
>                 if (IM == 0)
>                         IM = strdup("");
>         } else {
>                 IM = strdup(DEFAULT_IM);
>                 HE = 0;
>         }
> 
> Looks like it's time to send-pr.
> 
>       Cheers,
> 
>       Matthew

Thanks Matthew.  I did a bit of searching and couldn't find this problem
mentioned anywhere else.  I have submitted a PR with id "docs/48018".

Nathan

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