Resyncing my little network including the Pub machine, I realised that my ssh logins were too noisy. eg. I would
to see the following unnecessary chatter
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The solution is very simple. On the remote machine simply create a .hushlogin file.
If it doesnt work then check your /etc/login.defs file for the hush settings. Mine are like this:
# If defined, file which inhibits all the usual chatter during the login
# sequence. If a full pathname, then hushed mode will be enabled if the
# user's name or shell are found in the file. If not a full pathname, then
# hushed mode will be enabled if the file exists in the user's home directory.
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