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my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Hi All

I have a 2600 series router and I'm trying to type in a lengthy MOTD. However, it stops letting me type after about the 3rd sentence.

Is there a limit to the length of the MOTD? It appears so.

Is there a way I can change the allowable length of the MOTD on these routers?

Thank you!

Anne

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Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne

I am not aware of a length restriction on MOTD. And therefore I do not know of a way to increase it. What character do you define as the delimiter in configuring the MOTD? Is it possible that the character that you define as the delimiter when you start the banner is showing up in the banner text? That would produce exactly the symptoms that you describe.

Perhaps you could post a screen capture of how you are configuring the banner and how it stops you after several lines.

HTH

Rick

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Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Hi Rick

Thanks for the reply.

I used the "Z" (no quotes) delimiter. It does not show up on the MOTD.

I'm configuring it as such.> banner motd Z WARNING. You are not allowed... Z

See any issues there?

Thank you for your help.

Anne

Cisco Employee

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Hi Anne,

Looks to be ok from what you have typed but as you said in your original post, it stops you at 3rd sentence correct? can you excatly type and reach the location or capture screen shot or capture the logs from hyperterminal and attach it here where it stops you?

Regards,

Ankur

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Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne,

Have you tried to type your banner in notepad and then paste?

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne

I do not see any particular issues in the additional information that you posted.

The suggestion of putting the text into notepad and then copy and paste into the config may be a helpful idea.

I wonder what would happen if you choose a different character for the delimiter (perhaps & or $) and try it again.

HTH

Rick

New Member

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Hi,

I tried the cut'n'paste, but no go. It stops after the 3rd sentence. I also tried both of those other delimiters, but still, same result.

Perhaps it's out of memory?? Is that possible??

Thanks

Anne

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne

If it were out of memory I would expect other things to be problematic.

My guess is that there is something about the text of the third sentence. What happens if you type the text of the third sentence as the first thing in the MOTD?

Can you give us the exact text of the third sentence?

When you are entering the MOTD and it stops you does it put you into global config, into privilege exec, or where?

HTH

Rick

New Member

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

I found the problem.

The problem was that there was no at the end of my sentences. Once I hit at the end of every sentence, it put in a and accepted the entire message.

Strange! Learn something every day.

Thank you all for the help!

Anne

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne

I am glad that you figured out what the issue is. Thank you for updating the thread to indicate the problem identification and resolution.

HTH

Rick

New Member

Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Anne,

To make things easier than trying to figure out if it is a character issue right now, here is a copy of my banner. I have this running on a C2600 Software (C2600-IS-M), Version 12.3(16). Hope this helps.

Damien

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Re: my MOTD on cisco router getting cut off. why?

Sorry, misread the OP.

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