banner motd




banner motd d message d

no banner motd


Syntax Description:


Delimiting character of your choice, a pound sign (#) for example. You cannot use the delimiting character in the banner message.


Message text

Command Description:

To specify a message-of-the-day (MOTD) banner, use the banner motd global configuration command. The no form of this command deletes the MOTD banner.

Follow this command with one or more blank spaces and a delimiting character of your choice. Then enter one or more lines of text, terminating the message with the second occurrence of the delimiting character.

This MOTD banner is displayed to all terminals connected and is useful for sending messages that affect all users (such as impending system shutdowns). Use the no exec-banner or no motd-banner command to disable the MOTD banner on a line. The no exec-banner command also disables the EXEC banner on the line.

When someone connects to the router, the MOTD banner appears before the login prompt. After the user successfully logs in to the router, the EXEC banner or incoming banner will be displayed, depending on the type of connection. For a reverse Telnet login, the incoming banner will be displayed. For all other connections, the router will display the EXEC banner.

The banner command without any keywords specified defaults to the banner motd command. When a new banner motd command is added to the configuration, it overwrites the existing banner command if no keyword is specified. Similarly, if a banner command is added to the configuration, any existing banner motd command is overwritten.


The following example sets a MOTD banner. The pound sign (#) is used as a delimiting character.

Router(config)#banner motd # Building power will be off from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM this coming Tuesday.# /





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