Question

message after login disappeared with disk-usage information and (security) updates

Posted August 25, 2015 1.6k views
Linux BasicsUbuntuMonitoring

After I have made some security changes (root login disabled, only login with keys, changed the default SSH-port) the message after login does not appear. Usually I got a message with the number of running processes, disk usage information and a notification when there were updates available.

Can somebody help me to get that back?
Thanks in advance!

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Depending on the distribution you’re using, you can write a new (or regenerate the default) /etc/motd to have that data appear on boot. For example, here is how it’s handled in Ubuntu:

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/raring/man5/update-motd.5.html

Alternatively, you can copy the file from another droplet if you cannot locate it, or were unable to regenerate it.

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