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Jan 16 2010   5:44AM GMT

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

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

In my last article we know how to send a message to all telnet users in a Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch using “send” command. This command can also use to send a message any particular telnet users. It’s quite simple.

Long in to your Cisco Device and look for current telnet users, by using a “show users” command


ITKESW01#sho users

    Line       User       Host(s)              Idle       Location

   1 vty 0     netmgr     idle                 00:00:49

   2 vty 1     yasir      idle                 00:00:16

*  3 vty 2     yasir      idle                 00:00:00


  Interface      User        Mode                     Idle     Peer Address





If you want to send a message to vty session 1 then do as follows.


ITKESW01#send 1

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

Dear User netmgr please log off as we need to change your password


Send message? [confirm]^Z




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