Re: Removing SSH's welcome message (before login)
On 2010-02-17 18:18 +0100, Nuno Magalhães wrote:
> If i telnet (or use a browser!) to my sshd, i get this string:
> SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-5
> even before i login.
> My /etc/motd is empty and i've also tried adding a "Banner
> /etc/ssh/banner" line to /etc/ssh/sshd_config (nd creating the
> according empty file), and HUPing sshd. I still get this line.
> I'm sure this is something obvious but i can't seem to pin it down;
> short of messing with the code is there a way to remove this message?
No. The code is in the sshd_exchange_identification() function in
sshd.c, if you're interested.
Newer versions of openssh-server (starting with 1:5.2p1-2) have a
DebianBanner option that allows you to remove the Debian revision from