Solved

Configuration txt file Copy via TFTP or copy and paste, which one is recommended ?

Posted on 2007-11-18
2
551 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
If I have got a router out of the box (does not have any configuration, and I am working directly on a console), to configure this router which configuration is recommended (better or advisable) , to copy a txt file via TFTP to the running-config, or copy and paste from txt to the terminal of the router ?

Because there were an argue that : copy txt file via TFTP produces less error than copy and paste to a terminal.

Of course for  I have to setup minimal configuration to be able to use tftp.

Note:
-----
Please do not involve in the explanations of how to configure them.


The reason I am asking this question when I copied and pasted from a txt file to our router and issued a command show tech , I realized after while that 15 lines of ACLs entries were missing from the output of the show tech,,,,I do not why!!!!
0
Comment
Question by:zillah
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
bfason earned 250 total points
ID: 20312553
There isn't a buffer on copy/paste so if the router is processing a pasted command it can miss the next line. I've only seen this on long acl's and switches with several ports. If you don't want to setup tftp you can use xmodem via the console to copy and since configs are small files it only takes a few seconds.

Hope this helps
B
0
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:wingatesl
wingatesl earned 250 total points
ID: 20313824
For small snippets I will use the cut and paste. Anytime I have to do an entire configuration I will use TFTP. TFTP is quick, easy and exact. As Bfason said , it is possible to have a line skipped when pasting the commands if they are long. I use this http://support.3com.com/software/3cdv2r10.zip 3CDaemon for the TFTP, easy with no setup required
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen some questions on problems with SSH/telnet access to Cisco routers that may occur despite the fact that from a PC connected to your LAN, Internet connectivity is in place and users can access Internet sites without any issues.  There are…
Problem Description:   Couple of months ago we upgraded the ADSL line at our branch office from Home to Business line. The purpose of transforming the service to have static public IP’s. We were in need for public IP’s to publish our web resour…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 13 hours left to enroll

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question