Provided by: libpam-modules_1.3.1-5ubuntu4_amd64
pam_motd - Display the motd file
pam_motd is a PAM module that can be used to display arbitrary motd (message of the day) files after a successful login. By default the /etc/motd file is shown. The message size is limited to 64KB.
motd=/path/filename The /path/filename file is displayed as message of the day. motd_dir=/path/dirname.d The /path/dirname.d directory is scanned and each file contained inside of it is displayed. noupdate Don't run the scripts in /etc/update-motd.d to refresh the motd file. When no options are given, the default is to display both /etc/motd and the contents of /etc/motd.d. Specifying either option (or both) will disable this default behavior. The MOTD_SHOWN=pam environment variable is set after showing the motd files, even when all of them were silenced using symbolic links.
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
Only the session module type is provided.
PAM_ABORT Not all relevant data or options could be obtained. PAM_BUF_ERR Memory buffer error. PAM_IGNORE This is the default return value of this module.
The suggested usage for /etc/pam.d/login is: session optional pam_motd.so To use a motd file from a different location: session optional pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd To use a motd file from elsewhere, along with a corresponding .d directory: session optional pam_motd.so motd=/elsewhere/motd motd_dir=/elsewhere/motd.d
motd(5), pam.conf(5), pam.d(5), pam(7), update-motd(5)
pam_motd was written by Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The motd_dir= option was added by Allison Karlitskaya <email@example.com>.