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Cisco PIX firewall hyperterminal scrolling problem

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I have a problem with one PIX 515 firewall, the others are all OK.  When I connect via hyperterminal and type show run the WHOLE config scrolls through to the end rather than stopping after a page of info.

I am sure that there is an obvious answer but I cannot find it :)  Please help!
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Why don't you use a beter terminal program than the standaard Windows one?
I preffer Putty but some people use Tera Term.
These usually work better.
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It is also doing the same thing with tera term.  I have never seen it before and it is only happening on one PIX.
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O ok I get it.

A terminal length configuration value of 0 causes output to scroll by without stopping.

You should go to your router/firewall and type

Router#terminal length 25 (or the amount of lines you want to see before the screen stops)

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Sorry I see you are using a Pix. So the command is a little different.

Here's the Cisco link
https://supportwiki.cisco.com/ViewWiki/index.php/Output_scrolls_by_and_does_not_stop_when_show_commands_are_issued
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It looks like the commands on the link are for switches and routers.  I have tried on the pix but it does not accept either command.
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For the pix it is pager 24 to set back to default
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Thanks for all your help ensermo.  You giving me the command for the router made it easy to find for the pix.  I was in the dark beforehand.
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Thanks for all your help, much appreciated.
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