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PIX-501 command questions

Posted on 2005-04-10
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
what are the commands to view the current config and save it to a txt file as well as save it to my hard drive. And or do a config backup.

I am very new to PIX (as if you couldn't tell).. I wonder how many different ways to acces the config and edit it there are.

lastly is there any literature that lists the commands and how they work to a noobie like myself?

Question by:Bill Warren
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How many different ways to access/edit the config
 - https using the Pix Device Manager (PDM) GUI
 - telnet (from inside only)
 - console
 - ssh

Ways to save the config:
 - enable a tftp server on your desktop
 - enter this command in the pix:
     pix(config)#tftp server <ipaddress of PC>\
 - then write to the tftp server
     pix#write net
 - Using PDM GUI - File | Show Running Config in new window
     From that new browser window, File, Save as.... save it anywhere you want
 - Using PDM GUI - File | Save Running Config to TFTP server
 - Hyperterm to console connection.
   Transfer | Capture Text | start
   pix#write term
   Use the spacebar to continue until you reach the end
     Transfer | Capture Text | stop
 - Telnet/ssh
    Open Notepad
     pix#write term
    Cut/copy each screen, paste into notepad

To restore, it's mostly the reverse.
  - Telnet/ssh/console
      pix#config t
   open saved config file in notepad. Edit | select all | copy
      pix(config)# <right-click mouse, paste to host>

 - from tftp server
     pix#config net

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by:Bill Warren
ID: 13750086
Thanks again

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