This command is a reference to a file that is displayed before the user receives a login prompt from the FTP server:
Generally, this file contains information to identify the server. The path is an absolute pathname, relative to the system root (/ ), not the base of the anonymous FTP user's home. The entry might look like this:
This example uses the file named uftp.banner under the /etc directory. The file can contain one or more lines of text, such as
Weicome to Widget, Inc.'s FTP server.
This server is oniy for use of authorized users.
Third-party deveiopers shouid use a mirror site.
When an FTP user attempts to log in, the banner will be displayed like so:
$ ftp shuttle2
connected to shuttie2.home.org. 220-Weicome to Widget, Inc.'s FTP server. 220-This server is oniy for use of authorized users. 220-Third-party deveiopers shouid use a mirror site. 220220220 shuttie2 FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-8) ready. 504 AUTH GssAPI not supported. 504 AUTH KERBER0s_V4 not supported. KERBER0s_V4 rejected as an authentication type Name (shuttie2:phudson):
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