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Creating a SSH Warning Banner

To create warning banner, so whenever anyone attempts to SSH onto your server they will be greeted with a message.

1.Edit the /issue.net file

sudo nano /etc/issue.net

2. Enter your message:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am such a hero, as I've got this to work XD

Although Access is limited to Authorized Individuals
If you are not Authorized please disconnect ASAP!!

All actions are recorded and monitored!
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3. You will need to update, the ssh daemon configuration file

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

4. Look for this line that starts with Banner, and delete the #. The should look like this:

Banner /etc/issue.net

5. Restart the ssh daemon

sudo service ssh restart

When next login you will be prompted with the message that you just wrote 😀

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