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John Crisp AKA Reetp


Contrib 10:
Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-motd is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


smeserver-motd - A small contribution to give a more informative display on ssh login


  • SME Server 8.X, 9.X


  • install the rpm - currently in smedev until tested and moved to contribs repo
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-motd
signal-event post-upgrade


To enable the login use:

config setprop motd status enabled message Blue info Green

To disable the standard MOTD:

config setprop sshd MotdStatus disabled

To update:

signal-event remoteaccess-update

Colours available (only affect text, not background). Note they are Case Sensitive. If a colour name is not recognised it should revert to Std

White, Blue, Green, LightGreen, Black, Red, LightRed, DarkGray, LightGray, Cyan, LightCyan, Purple, LightPurple
Std (reverts to normal)


If you want to remove the contrib, just run:

yum remove smeserver-motd


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-motd component or use this link

"No open bugs found."