PIX-501 command questions

Posted on 2005-04-10
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:afsfire
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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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    Thanks again

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