a. Overview

i. Accessing

1. SSH

2. Serial interface (console)

3. Telnet (disabled by default)

ii. Includes

1. Help, Tab complete, abbrev, recall, interactive

iii. Performs

1. Sensor initialization

2. Configuration

3. Administration

4. Troubleshooting

iv. Modes

1. Privileged, global

2. service – Used to edit the config of a service; service ?

3. multi-instance service – used for the signature definition service and the event action rules service; service signature-definition sig0

b. Installation

i. Upgrade command – this is a global configuration command

1. if you are running 4.1 and want to go to 5.0 – retains config

2. To use upgrade, the IPS device must have network access and be able to get to one of the following: FTP, SCP, HTTP, HTTPS

3. upgrade source-url

c. Initialization

i. Management – console port, Telnet, SSH, HTTPS

ii. Initialization is done from CLI

1. setup command

d. Administrative Tasks

i. ping

ii. trace

iii. banner login

iv. ftp-timeout

v. show version

vi. more – view the config with more current-config

vii. show settings – displays current config in current mode

viii. show events

ix. default service ? – resets a service to defaults

x. copy current-config backup-config

xi. copy /erase backup-config current-config

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2 Responses to “Notes on the IPS 6.X Command Line Interface”

  1. DEW says:

    Might want to clarify that the “upgrade” command must be run after entering a “config term” mode (pretty counter-intuitive).

  2. I made the update – great point – thanks!


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