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Force a Message to Logged-In User Terminals

Purpose

You have a scheduled maintenance window or have other important information to convey to users logged in to the router.

Action

To force a message to the terminals of logged-in users, enter the following JUNOS CLI operational mode command:

user@host> request message all message “text”

Sample Output


user@host> request message all message "This is an experiment, please be patient"
                                                                               
Broadcast Message from user@host 
        (/dev/ttyp0) at 10:50 PDT...                                           
                                                                               
This is an experiment, please be patient

user@host> request message message "Maintenance window in 10 minutes" user maria
Message from user@host on ttyp0 at 20:27 ...
Maintenance window in 10 minutes
EOF

Meaning

The sample output shows that the message “This is an experiment, please be patient” was sent to the consoles of all logged-in users, and the message “Maintenance window in 10 minutes” was sent to the console of the logged-in user, maria. For more detailed information about this command, see the JUNOS Network Management Configuration Guide.

Syntax

request message all message "text"
request message message "text" (terminal terminal-name | user user-name)

Published: 2010-01-25

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