Using banner tokens with banner login

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Jun 11th, 2010
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Hi,


I am trying to configure new banners for our switches and routers that show up when connecting to the devices using SSH (version 2).


It works well except that I am not able to display banner tokens with the "banner login" command.


To explain what I mean, the following configuration is done on the switch:


banner login '
Login Banner: $(hostname)
'

banner exec '
Exec Banner: $(hostname)
'

banner motd '
Motd Banner: $(hostname)
'


When I connect using SSH I get the following result:


login as: admin

Login Banner: $(hostname)
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password:

Motd Banner: CAT4948

Exec Banner: CAT4948

CAT4948#


As you can see the hostname in the login banner is not translated, but the one in motd and exec is.


This example was taken connecting with PuTTY using SSH version 2 to a Catalyst 4948 running version 12.2(53)SG2.



According to the documentation it looks like it should work also for the login banner:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/command/reference/frf004.html#wp1017507


Do you know what could be the issue and how this could be solved?


Thanks in advance for your help!


Best regards,


Harry

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