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banner via

banner via <delimiter> <textstring>


This command defines a login banner for Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) users.






Indicates the beginning and end of the banner text.


The text you want displayed.

up to 1023 characters

Usage Guidelines

The banner you define is displayed when a user accesses VIA. The WebUI displays the configured banner at its login prompt, but you cannot use the WebUI to configure the banner.

The delimiter is a single character that indicates the beginning and the end of the text string in the banner. Select a delimiter that is not used in the text string you define.

There are two ways of configuring the banner message:

Enter a space between the delimiter and the beginning of the text string. The text can include any character except a quotation mark (“). Use quotation marks to enclose your text if you are including spaces (spaces are not recognized unless your text string is enclosed in quotation marks; without quotation marks, the text is truncated at the first space). You can also use the delimiter character within quotation marks.

Press the Enter key after the delimiter to be placed into a mode where you can simply enter the banner text in lines of up to 255 characters, including spaces. Quotation marks are ignored.


The following example configures a banner by enclosing the text within quotation marks:

(host) [mynode] (config) #banner via * “Welcome”*

The following example configures a banner by pressing the Enter key after the delimiter:

(host) [mynode] (config) #banner via *

Enter TEXT message [maximum of 1023 characters].

Each line in the banner message should not exceed 255 characters.

End with the character '*'.



Command History




Command introduced.

Command Information



Command Mode

All platforms

Base operating system.

Config mode on Mobility Master.