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10.3: Use a more secure screen lock alternative
Authored by: jtratcliff on Nov 06, '03 03:58:09PM

I'm not aware of any panther specific ways of doing this but I've been using login banners since 10.0...

The trick is to edit the file:

/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

add (or modify... I can't recall if it was there originally or not)

<key>LoginwindowText</key>
<string> Your login banner goes here! </string>

If your banner is a long one, it's best not use hard returns when you add it to the plist file. The login window will wrap as appropriate.

Don't forget to do your /etc/motd and /etc/ftpwelcome as well...

You can also add pre-login banners for ssh/telnet/ftp connection using tcpwrappers but I've not done that in OS X... nor using xinetd... so I can't be much help there...



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