ASCII Art for your SSH logins

Here is a nice way to spice up your SSH logins.

To create a cool ASCII art banner for your server, first start off by going here:

Type your server name into the text field. On the font choice, select “_all fonts with your text_”. Click OK to generate the ASCII art. Copy the one you like into the clipboard.

Or you can go to and find some cool ASCII ART that you like.

On your server, create the file /etc/banner

sudo touch /etc/banner

Open the /etc/banner file with your favorite text editor and paste the ASCII art into the file.

Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config with your favorite text editor and change the “Banner” directive to:

Banner /etc/banner

Restart SSH

sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart


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