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HP UNIX Professionals
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Error message - eheck /etc/issue

Hi Team,
I am not able to login to one of my server
i am getting errt message like "eheck /etc/issue " pls provide soln abnbody knows.
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message - eheck /etc/issue

what is the server operating system and version ?

do you get the login prompt ?

are you coming via ssh or telnet or are you at the console ? Do you have console access ?

take a screen shot and try to attach it to a post here. your problem description leaves a lot to be desired
UNIX because I majored in cryptology...
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message - eheck /etc/issue



How you are trying to login?

Are you able to loging through the consol?

/etc/issue is a text file which is used to display banner when the user loging to the system. There may be some issues with that.

If nothing is working login in to single usermod and you may replace the file and check.

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message - eheck /etc/issue


When you make a telnet/ssh/rlogin connection to the server /etc/issue content displayed before the login prompt.

After you give the login and password, /etc/motd and /etc/copyright contents will be displayed before you get the prompt.

If you have any issue with /etc/issue, login via console and check the content, ownership, permissions. It should be this.

$ ll /etc/issue
-r--r--r-- 1 bin bin 659 Dec 13 2001 /etc/issue

if you still face the issue, remove the "-b /etc/issue" entry on telnet entry on /etc/inetd.conf file.

$ grep telnet /etc/inetd.conf
telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd telnetd -b /etc/issue

Change it to,

$ grep telnet /etc/inetd.conf
telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd telnetd
Best wishes,