MOTD is a term used in UNIX-like system. It stands for “Message of the Day”. Usually we encounter MOTD when login to a system locally or remotely through SSH.
Ubuntu has a pre-coded MOTD package, namely
landscape-common. I firstly met it when using DigitalOcean’s machine. It’s quite smart in which I can get multiple useful reports from.
Debian, however, is lacking of a similar program currently. No longer. Thanks to Nick Charlton and Dustin Kirkland, now we can add a set of MOTD in Debian system. I personally added two additional features to it.
- Let it show public IP address.
- Make it colorful.
Here are how it looks like:
You can install it by using the following code:
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/haodong/hdility/master/installMOTD.sh - | sh