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

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Name

banner motd — global

Synopsis

banner motd delimiter message delimiter
no banner motd

Configures

The banner that is displayed before the login prompt

Default

None

Description

This command specifies the message that is displayed as the message of the day, the very first message displayed to an incoming connection. This command defines only the message; the motd-banner command enables or disables the display. The delimiter marks the beginning and the end of the message; it may be any character that isn’t used in the message.

Example

The following commands create a message-of-the-day banner and enable its display:

Router(config)# banner motd  # All routers will be rebooted at Sunday 10AM #
Router(config)# motd-banner

The motd-banner command isn’t strictly necessary, since the display is enabled by default. To disable the display, use the no motd-banner command:

Router(config)#no banner motd

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