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Banner Order on Telnet Session

We used to have banner motd display our warning, and banner login to display some extra device info upon telnet login. In preparation for SSH, we have flipped the two banners to ensure users are given a warning before logging in.

For SSH, banners work as desired, but telnet sessions display motd before login banners, which is not desireable for us. Is there a way to tell IOS to display the login banner and then the motd banner for telnet sessions?

Cisco Employee

Re: Banner Order on Telnet Session

You could have a login banner setup for your pre-login warning. Then, use an exec banner for the post login message. This will work properly for SSH and telnet:

banner login "

You see me before login.


banner exec "

You see me before the shell prompt.


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Re: Banner Order on Telnet Session

Thats an option...I think we might just combine the two banners into one long one to display in the order we want.