[Techtalk] Cisco routers anyone?

Maria Blackmore mariab at cats.meow.at
Fri May 9 03:48:17 EST 2003

On Thu, 8 May 2003, nicole wrote:

> You do need to be in interface mode to set the IP. You might try 'show
> interfaces' (in enable mode)


You don't actually have to be enabled to do this :)

It's wise to treat enable with the same respect that you reserve for root
on a unix-like system.  You'll notice that both unix-likes and IOS use the
same symbol, the #, the signify the superuser state.

In general, when logged in normally, you can look at most things, but not
change anything at all, you're also prevented from viewing things which
could be a security risk.  When enabled, you are mistress (or master) of
all you survey, and like any good soldier, the router will happily
sacrifice itself for you :) (or occasionally crash when changing a
configuration parameter, which is when you know it's going to be a long

have fun :)

boss:	"You only wanted the Extremes because they're purple"
me:	"But purple makes the packets go faster"

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