InformationThe 'exec banner' is displayed with an EXEC process is started. This occurs after login (if authentication is configured). Banners are normally configured for legal reasons, to ensure that any attackers are explicitly notified of the penalties involved in unauthorized access. Banners can also serve as a legal notice to authorized users of the equipment to notify them of any logging that may be configured. Finally, the exec banner (which is post-login) can often also hold asset-specific information, such as:
The primary technical contacts for the equipment
Location information - for instance the street address or rack number
The purchase date
The asset tag information for the device
Any upstream circuit numbers
Carrier or ISP support phone numbers
Any other asset-specific information that may be important to the organisation
Configure an MOTD banner as shown below. The delimiter character shown is a '^', but it can be any character can serve as a delimiter.
SolutionConfigure an EXEC banner as shown below. The delimiter character shown is a '^', but it can be any character can serve as a delimiter.
switch(config)# banner exec ^
> Enter your standard EXEC Banner text here. End with the same delimiter as used above
By default no exec banner is configured.