Login prompt

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Tue Jul 11 07:44:35 PDT 2000


Is that how all of the linux distributions do it then - they either modify
shadow or they change the hostname to a non-FQHN?

I think I prefer to change shadow :)

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: <edavis at davishome.org>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: Login prompt


> I looked around a bit for this and the only other way seems to
> change the login.c file in the shadow package, since it is the
> program issuing the prompt, with no seemingly easy way to modify
> it after compiling. Maybe TTYPROMPT, but I'm not sure how to
> get that passed to the /bin/login environment, if it can be.
>
> BTW I have replace my Redhat install with LFS. I have learned
> more in the last 2 months then in the last 2 years. Great Job.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ed
>
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 08:50:13PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > > The only way to do this is to set the hostname incorrectly
> > >
> > > # hostname cascade
> >
> > It might be incorrect, but it's common practice. The resolver library
> > should be able to handle it just fine though, as long as the hostname is
> > listed in /etc/hosts
> >
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