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

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Name

vacant-message — line

Synopsis

vacant-message delimiter message text delimiter
               no vacant-message

Configures

A message displayed to an idle line

Default

None

Description

This command sets the message that is displayed when a terminal is idle and waiting to begin a session. It is often used at terminals that are connected to routers or access servers for generic network access. The message is specific to a particular line; you must specify the message explicitly for every line. delimiter marks the beginning and end of the message; it can be any single character that is not used in the message itself. To disable this message, use the no form of this command.

Example

Router(config)#line 2
Router(config-line)#vacant-message # Welcome to the Network,
Press return to begin! #

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