The first time a directory is visited, README files can be listed. To configure the README option, add the following entries to the ftpaccess file.
Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
Add the following entries to the ftpaccess file.
readme message-file [when [class...]]
Keyword that is used to specify a message file to be checked when a user logs in or changes the working directory. If the message file exists, the user is notified and is given the date the file was modified.
Name of the message file to be checked.
Parameter that is set as login or cwd=dir. See the following example.
The class specification allows the message to be displayed only to members of a particular class.
The greeting and banner keywords can also be used to send messages to users. See ftpaccess(4).
readme README* login readme README* cwd=*
The previous example states that any files that match README* are listed at login or when a directory is changed. Here is a sample login that is based on the settings that are used in that example.
% ftp earth Connected to earth. 220 earth FTP server ready. Name (earth:rimmer): ftp 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password. Password: 230- 230-Welcome to earth -- local time is Thu Jul 15 16:13:24 1999. 230- 230-You are number 1 out of a maximum of 10. 230-All transfers are logged. 230- 230-If your FTP client crashes or hangs shortly after login please try 230-using a dash (-) as the first character of your password. This will 230-turn off the informational messages that may be confusing your FTP 230-client. 230- 230-Please send any comments to ftpadmin@earth. 230- 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp> cd pub 250-Please read the file README 250- it was last modified on Thu Jul 15 16:12:25 1999 - 0 days ago 250 CWD command successful. ftp> get README /tmp/README 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for README (0 bytes). 226 ASCII Transfer complete. ftp> quit 221 Goodbye.