Cisco PIX firewall hyperterminal scrolling problem

Posted on 2009-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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!
Question by:ni_ci
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Expert Comment

ID: 24362283
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.

Author Comment

ID: 24362359
It is also doing the same thing with tera term.  I have never seen it before and it is only happening on one PIX.

Accepted Solution

ensermo earned 500 total points
ID: 24362438
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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Expert Comment

ID: 24362452
Sorry I see you are using a Pix. So the command is a little different.

Here's the Cisco link

Author Comment

ID: 24362604
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.

Author Comment

ID: 24362633
For the pix it is pager 24 to set back to default

Author Comment

ID: 24362646
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.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31580438
Thanks for all your help, much appreciated.

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