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Login banner question

I am having issues with some of my login banners. I copied the same login banner to my 3750X and 4507 switches and some of them dispaly correctly and some remove the spaces. For example:

**************************************************************************

Do not make changes to this switch

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS WILL BE PUNISHED

****************************************************************************

When this displays, both at logon and with a show run command it will look like this.

  

**************************************************************************

Do not make changes to this switch

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS WILL BE PUNISHED

****************************************************************************

Does anyone know what setting would make some switches remove my spacing and some retain it?

Thanks in advance for any help with this!

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Login banner question

Ok, your IOS version, 12.2(53)SE is one of the few buggiest IOS versions.

I believe 12.2(46)SE and 12.2(50)SE have "banner" IOS bugs.  If you want a very stable IOS version, 12.2(55)SE6 is my recommendation.

However, this is another way of doing this ... and it doesn't require a reboot.

You have two choices, you can do this via Ethernet/TFTP or you can do this via USB.  Either way, you start with the same method.

1.  Create a text file using Notepad;

2.  Create your banner with the in-between-spaces;

3.  Save the text file as you require.

If you want via Ethernet/TFTP, then make sure the file is in the default directory/folder of the TFTP.  Copy the banner text file using the command, "copy tftp:///banner.txt run".  Quit and log back in and see if you are happy with the banner.  If you are, save the config.  If you are not, then re-do 1 to three.

If you want USB, copy the banner file to the USB flash drive (not a USB portable HDD).  Insert the USB flash drive to the 3750X switch and copy the banner file to the appliance using the command "copy usbflash0:banner.txt run".  Same as before, quit and log back in.

I hope this helps.

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Login banner question

Let me guess, you are using IOS version 12.2(46)SE or 15.0(1)SE?

If not, what is your IOS version?

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Login banner question

I am running Version 12.2(53r)SE2. I did find out that it is only on my 3750X that this is occuring. The 4507s that I saw were actually 3750s. I was mistaken because the DNS was not updated since they were changed out a month ago.

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Login banner question

Ok, your IOS version, 12.2(53)SE is one of the few buggiest IOS versions.

I believe 12.2(46)SE and 12.2(50)SE have "banner" IOS bugs.  If you want a very stable IOS version, 12.2(55)SE6 is my recommendation.

However, this is another way of doing this ... and it doesn't require a reboot.

You have two choices, you can do this via Ethernet/TFTP or you can do this via USB.  Either way, you start with the same method.

1.  Create a text file using Notepad;

2.  Create your banner with the in-between-spaces;

3.  Save the text file as you require.

If you want via Ethernet/TFTP, then make sure the file is in the default directory/folder of the TFTP.  Copy the banner text file using the command, "copy tftp:///banner.txt run".  Quit and log back in and see if you are happy with the banner.  If you are, save the config.  If you are not, then re-do 1 to three.

If you want USB, copy the banner file to the USB flash drive (not a USB portable HDD).  Insert the USB flash drive to the 3750X switch and copy the banner file to the appliance using the command "copy usbflash0:banner.txt run".  Same as before, quit and log back in.

I hope this helps.

Beginner

Login banner question

Thank you! I will try this on next week and see if it works!

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