March 29, 2008

Router(config)# banner ?

There are 3 different banner types on Cisco gears. Sometimes it might be a bit confusing when will be the configured banner type displayed to the user who is connecting to the router. There is a nice description of banners at: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/ssh.shtml#banners

Banner Command Option

Telnet

SSH v1 only

SSH v1 and v2

SSH v2 only

banner login

Displayed before logging into the device.

Not displayed.

Displayed before logging into the device.

Displayed before logging into the device.

banner motd

Displayed before logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.

banner exec

Displayed after logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.

Displayed after logging into the device.