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Jan 9 2010   10:21AM GMT

How to send a message to all telnet users from a Cisco Router or Cisco Switch?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

 

 

Imagine you need to  restart your Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch for some reason, but there are few telnet users logged into your Cisco device. There is a way to send a message to all active telnet users. By using a “send” command from your Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch you can send a message. To do so login to your Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch and type “send*”

 

ITKEAS01# send *

 

Once you enter “send*” in your Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch you will see the following prompt in your device

 

 

Enter message, end with CTRL/Z; abort with CTRL/C:

 

Then you can type your message followed by control Z to send the message to all tty lines.

 

 

This is test message

Please log out of router as we need to restart it^Z

Send message? [Confirm]

ITKEAS01# #

 

 

***

***

*** Message from tty1 to all terminals:

***

This is test message

Please log out of router as we need to restart it

 

 

ITKEAS01#

 

NOTE: When you want to send the message use the CTRL/Z key sequence

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