The Question is:
We want to add a paragraph of text on the login banner.
Any ideas on how to do this?
The Answer is :
The DII COE environment offers this, of course.
You could add this into your SYLOGIN or LOGIN, though you will need
to exercise care to avoid prompting during non-interactive logins.
(And this determination isn't as easy as it might initially look.)
Another potential approach here is to display something as a background
image at the DECwindows login box -- details on how to customize the
login background are in the OpenVMS FAQ. If you set this up as a
command procedure, the procedure can run an X Windows application of
You could also look inside SYS$STARTUP:DECW$STARTSM.COM for comments
on another possibility; specifically, on the DECW$SESSIONCOM symbol.
(You will probably want to then chain to DECW$STARTSM.COM -- this will
start the session manager -- or you may want to abort the login via
a call to something like DECW$ENDSESSION.EXE, as appropriate.)
If you are using DECwindows CDE and the New Desktop, things will vary.
The LGI callouts are another option, as these are be invoked by the
DECwindows login (as well as by the standard LOGIN). For details,
see the utility routines manual in the documentation set.