Ubuntu remove SSH welcome message

When you login to an Ubuntu server using SSH, you get welcome message like

Ubuntu welcome message

On most Linux systems, this is generated by /etc/motd. On Ubuntu, MOTD (message of the day) generated dynamically with some scripts. I don’t want to see all the marketing message from Ubuntu everyday.

To disable MOTD on Ubuntu, just delete the scripts from /etc/update-motd.d/

rm -f /etc/update-motd.d/*

If you want a differnt motd, you can put a shell script in this folder.

Method 2

Another way to disable motd is by disabling pam_motd.so module.

Edit files


Comment out the lines related to pam_motd.so

session    optional     pam_motd.so  motd=/run/motd.dynamic
session    optional     pam_motd.so noupdate
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