Am 22.01.2015 um 15:46 schrieb Steve McIntyre: > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >> >> - pam_motd provides a facility (via a custom patch, brought over by >> Ubuntu) that run-parts /etc/update-motd.d. The directory exists in >> Ubuntu (along with default scripts that set Ubuntu's motd) but not in >> Debian, although https://wiki.debian.org/motd documents it. >> >> Moreover, this is broken in jessie right now (#743286) as pam_motd >> writes the run-parts output to (/var)/run/motd but nothing ever reads >> that. Ubuntu's pam_motd is patching this to be /run/motd.dynamic which >> is in accordance with sshd's pam configuration (and in Ubuntu, >> login's). > > AFAICS there remain silly unfixed bugs in the Ubuntu setup too, which > I've reported and never seen any progress on - see > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pam/+bug/684244 > > If you want to take this stuff into Debian too, please get that stuff > sorted out. I'm also no longer convinced, that running a huge shell machinery (as root) during login via PAM is a good idea. If we go the update-motd route, I'd like to see the update-motd calls be removed from login (and boot) and instead have the dynamic part of /etc/motd be updated via a cron job. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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