System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Customize Message Files

  1. 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.

  2. Edit your message file to include magic cookies as appropriate.

    See ftpaccess(4) for a list of cookies you can use.

Example 28–9 Customizing Message Files

The following is an example of a message file that includes magic cookies:

Welcome to %L -- local time is %T.
You are number %N out of a maximum of %M.
All transfers are logged.
If your FTP client crashes or hangs shortly after login 
please try
using a dash (-) as the first character of your password. 
This will
turn off the informational messages that may be confusing 
your FTP
Please send any comments to %E.