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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

busy-message — global

Synopsis

busy-message hostname delimiter message delimiter
no busy-message

Configures

The message displayed when a connection fails

Default

None

Description

This command sets the message that is displayed when a telnet connection to a specific host (given by the hostname parameter) fails. The new message replaces the generic “host failed” message. To disable this message, delete it with the no form of this command. This banner is useful when you want to give the user information about the connection failure. The delimiter marks the beginning and end of the message; it may be any character that is not used in the message.

Example

Router(config)#busy-message sunserver2 # server2 is down,
please contact sysadmin at 555-1234 #

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