Wired Networks

Banner on Mobility Access Switch

Question: How to configure and remove Banner on Mobility Access Switch

 

Environment: To Dispaly the information at the login prompt to the Mobility Access Switch

 

 

The banner you define is displayed at the login prompt to the Mobility Access Switch. The banner is specific to the Mobility Access Switch on which you configure it. The WebUI displays the configured banner at its login prompt, but you cannot use the WebUI to configure the banner. The delimiter is a single character that indicates the beginning and the end of the text string in the banner. Select a delimiter that is not used in the text string you define, because the Mobility Access Switch ends the banner when it sees the delimiter character repeated.
 
There are two ways of configuring the banner message:
 

    Enter a space between the delimiter and the beginning of the text string. The text can include any character except a quotation mark (“). Use quotation marks to enclose your text if you are including spaces (spaces are not recognized unless your text string is enclosed in quotation marks; without quotation marks, the text is truncated at the first space). You can also use the delimiter character within quotation marks.
    Press the Enter key after the delimiter to be placed into a mode where you can simply enter the banner text in lines of up to 255 characters, including spaces. Quotation marks are ignored.

Syntax:
banner motd <delimiter> <textString>

Example
The following example configures a banner by enclosing the text within quotation marks:
 
(host)(config) #banner motd * “Welcome to my Mobility Access Switch. This Mobility Access Swit ch is in the production network, so please do not save configuration changes. Maintenance will be performed at 7:30 PM, so please log off before 7:00 PM.”*
 
The following example configures a banner by pressing the Enter key after the delimiter:

(host)(config) #banner motd *
Enter TEXT message [maximum of 1023 characters].
Each line in the banner message should not exceed 255 characters.
End with the character '*'.
 
Welcome to my Mobility Access Switch. This Mobility Access Switch is in the production network, so please do not save configuration changes. Maintenance will be performed at 7:30 PM, so please log off before 7:00 PM.*

The banner display is as follows:

#show banner
Welcome to my Mobility Access Switch. This Mobility Access Switch is in the production network, so please do not save configuration changes. Maintenance will be performed at 7:30 PM, so please log off before 7:00 PM.

To Remove the banner:
Do not type anything and end with *, the banner which was set will be removed.

Version History
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎11-17-2014 02:16 PM
 
Labels (1)
Contributors
Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Is this a frequent problem?

Request an official Aruba knowledge base article to be written by our experts.