Dear *,

Last week, I had a technical question regarding the passwd command. The question was about how to insert a banner or warning message when a user want or have to change his password.

One of the solutions is to create a file /etc/motd_passwd_warning with your warning. Here “HELLO”.

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/motd_passwd_warning
HELLO

Then to change the /etc/pam.d/passwd in adding the following line :
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/pam.d/passwd
#%PAM-1.0
auth include system-auth
account include system-auth
password optional pam_echo.so file=/etc/motd_passwd_warning
password substack system-auth
-password optional pam_gnome_keyring.so use_authtok
password substack postlogin

And that is all.

Here is the result :

[root@localhost ~]# passwd
Changing password for user root.
HELLO
New password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Rem : Following a comment from Daniel Walsh – see below -, I changed a little bit this article from its original publication.
Thanks to Daniel for his feedback.

BR
Frederic 🙂

BR

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On Monday I am going to do a Gnome 3 Presentation for a client. Not idea Why yet ???
My opinion about Gnome 3 is it is a major and great evolution in the Open source Desktop Domain.
Congratulation to the Gnome Team ! Your work is simply awesome. +1
Thanks for that.

BR
Frederic 😉

Last Saturday, we had our first RHUG in Antwerp – Belgium -. I did two presentations, one on RHEL 6 and the other on the Cloud.
















Ref: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F14_Antwerp

I would like to thank Bert, Robert, Dag to make that event a success.

BR
Frederic 😉

Ref : http://www.zarafa.nl/events

BR
Frederic 😉

JBUG : Luxembourg

June 14, 2010

Dear *,

The JBoss User Group Luxembourg is born.
So, I invite every Luxembourgian or people working in Luxembourg and who are interested by JBoss to register at the JBUG Luxembourg.

URL : http://community.jboss.org/groups/jbug-luxembourg

Best Regards
Frederic 😉

For those who have no plan for this summer.

Indeed, I am going to organize with Vincent V. few Fedora Summer Meetings in Belgium

If you are interested feel free to contact me.

BR
Frederic 😉

Finally, it is up !



Fedora Belgium is a group of people who share a common interest in the Fedora distribution.



They are organized and supported by the community and meet on a regular basis to discuss new technologies, development methodologies, interesting use cases, and other technical topics. The common goal is to provide education, help, and social events for the community and to promote open source.



If you would like to meet face-to-face with other members of the community then you can attend one of the Fedora Belgium meetings. Similarly if you have something that you would like to talk about then feel free to contact us and ask to give a small presentation at the next meeting. 😉



BTW, it uses Drupal. Quite normal for a Belgian community ! 😉

Link : http://be.fedoracommunity.org
Best Regards
Frederic 😉

Developers and users of Free, Libre and Open Source graphics software will meet May 27-30 in Brussels at the fifth annual Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM).

That Meeting is going to take place :

De Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats
Rue du Fort / Fortstraat 35
1060 Brussels
Belgium
http://www.pianofabriek.be

Link : http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org/2010/

BR
Frederic 😉

Finally, I am going to tell to my client who would like to reduce their cost , are using GIS – geospatial – extention and want support it exists now a strong and supported Open Source alternative.
🙂

OK, it is not really new the investment was done in October 2009.
But I only heard about it today and wanted to share it with you.

BR
Frederic 😉

I just wanted to congratulates the team who have develop that product. I found it awesome. Thanks for that.

For those who do not know the behaviour of that product.
Indeed, if you have an account on bugzilla.redhat.com and have unfortunately a bug on Fedora – yes it can happen but it is not often -.
Then, the product is going to be launched automatically in retrieving the crash dump.
You do not have to connect on bugzilla to report it anymore. It is done automatically.
Then the only thing you still have to do is to explain what you did before the crash and click on the send button.

URL : https://fedorahosted.org/abrt/

Well, REALLY GOOD IDEA !

BR
Fred 😉