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LAB: Creating Warning Banners

by Jeremy L. Gaddis on September 10, 2011 · 0 comments

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In many organizations, policy requires that login banners be displayed to a user prior to logging into a device. In this lab, you’ll demonstrate the ability to successfully configure banner messages.


You may use any router or switch to complete this exercise. It does not need to be connected to any other devices.

Task 1

Erase any existing startup configuration.

Task 2

Reload the device.

Task 3

Configure a banner that will be displayed to a user before he or she is allowed to login. The banner should read as follows:

This system is the property of Free CCNA Labs. It is for authorized use only and all communications may be monitored. Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action, civil charges, and/or criminal penalties. By using this system you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use.

DISCONNECT IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.

Task 4

Configure a banner warning users that the device will be rebooted at 8 p.m. to due to maintenance. This banner should be displayed to users before the warning message you configured in Task 3.

Task 5

Permanently save the changes you made to the configuration.

Task 6

Reload the device.

Task 7

Verify that the banner messages are properly displayed before you are allowed to log in.

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