(Message of the day information for readers)


This file, found in pathetc/, contains local information for news readers in a free-form format. The entire file is returned verbatim to any client that issues the LIST MOTD command. This might be used for new information, notification of upcoming downtime, or similar purposes.

Be aware that use of the LIST MOTD command is not widespread and most news clients will never ask for this file.

If this file is missing, it is not an error. The server will just send the client an empty response.


Rewritten in POD by Russ Allbery <> for InterNetNews.




Last modified and spun 2022-12-12