Automatic replacement of files?
cnelson at silvae.cfr.washington.edu
Fri Sep 10 14:30:44 PDT 1999
Everyone is going to answer it, but hey I know the answer for once.
The issue and issue.net files are created when rc.local is processed in the
/etc/rc.d directory. At least that's the way it works for Redhat 6.0
At 02:07 PM 9/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Hey guys, maybe one of you can help me. This is using Mandrake 6.0, a
>distro that mirrors RH very closely, so answers will doubtless apply to
>If I replace things like my /etc/issue or /etc/issue.net (the files
>displayed for login on local console and on connection remotely,
>respectively) and reboot, the files get replaced somehow. The penguin
>picture has a slight error because one of the lines of statistics wraps
>over the next line (where does it get that info anyway?), so as root, I
>make a backup version and then edit the file. OK, so if I log out,
>everything looks ok. The initial screen (for non-XDM setups) is now my
>edited /etc/issue. Same goes for the /etc/issue.net (I edit it heavily
>because I don't think people should receive that information from my box
>without even logging in. Looks like a security risk to me). Everything is
>as it should be till I reboot.
>When I reboot, the files get replaced. Both /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net
>have been replaced by the origional files at some point in the boot-up.
>I have noticed this effect on other files before, but this is the best
>example I have found yet. Where are the origionals, where in boot up does
>it do this, and how do I either stop it, or replace its template?
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