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Old 28th September 2011, 14:10
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Default PureFTPd - Welcome Message - Fortune Files

Does anyone know how to edit or change the Welcome Message / Banner for Pureftpd?

The PureFTP Docs suggest the following:

Recompile PureFTPd with:

--with-welcomemsg: read 'welcome.msg' files for compatibility with some
other FTP servers. This is a security flaw (anonymous users may upload
'welcome.msg' files to add random banners) . Pure-ftpd uses '.banner' files
by default.

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--with-cookie: display a fortune or a customized banner when a user logs
in (see the '-F' option)

Once cookie/fortune in enabled during compile you should then be able to specify a fortune file with:

- '-F <fortune file>': Display a fortune cookie on login. The sentence is
a random extract from the text file <fortune file>. This text file should be
formatted like standard "fortune" files (fortunes are separated by a '%'
sign on a single line) . Pure-FTPd has to be compiled with support for
cookies (--with-cookie). If you just want a simple banner displayed before
the login prompt, add the name of any text file here.

I am in Debian Squeeze does anyone know where I would specify -F <fortune file>?

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Old 28th September 2011, 15:45
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You must create the file /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/FortunesFile and in it set the location of the fortunes file.

Code:
echo "/home/user/fortunes.txt" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/FortunesFile
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Thanks Mark, you are a star.

I did exactly as you said and it worked first time.
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