In cisco devices such as routers and switches we can write a message which is displayed on every terminal connecting to this device. This message is known as Message of the day banner (MOTD).
We will configure banner MOTD on a cisco router named UpaaeRouter1 which will display a message to every terminal connecting to UpaaeRouter1. In order to configure banner MOTD we must be at global configuration mode.
MOTD Banner Command:
UpaaeRouter1(config)# banner motd E
In the above command E is the delimiting character, it is up to you what ever you type but do remember to write the same delimiting character at the end of your message. banner motd command will only be completed when you start writing the message with a delimiting character and end your message by writing that same character at the end. Cisco os checks the first and last character of motd banner for confirming that message is complete.
This image shows the steps for configuring MOTD banner.
For confirming if banner MOTD is set, type exit and exit for quitting from global config mode and privileged exec mode to the start. The image below confirms that banner motd is all set and greeting users.
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