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I have inherited a 3Com 4500 switch that has these commands in the configuration. I need to know what they are for.
1:  #LOCCFG. MUST NOT DELETE.
2: #TOPPLOGYCFG. MUST NOT DELETE.
2: #GLBCFG. MUST NOT DELETE.
What are the three commands for?
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by:giltjr
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Doing some searches and finding a few various sample configs from 3COM it appears that they are not commands, but comments in the configuration file that are used to identify various parts of the configuration file.

These are probably used by some program that needs to identify what part of the configuration is "local" vs. "global" vs. "topology".
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by:molly22
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I am not an expert with 3com commands, but from what I can tell, if it is a statement, it will have description tagged to the statement. These look like commands. What type of program would need these commands?
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They are not commands, they are comments.  If you go through your whole config you will see #'s all over the place.  The real commands do not have #'s.

If they were a command, then you could enter them from the CLI.  They are comments with the first part (LOCCFG, TOPPLOGYCFG, GLBCFG) identifying something that 3COM uses.  The second part "MUST NOT DELETE." means don't delete this line from the config.

If you wanted to, you could copy the configuration file to your computer, edit it, and load it from your computer.    These are comments telling you that you can not delete those lines. If you delete the lines and then load the config, I would assume bad things may happen and you could brick your switch.

I have no clue what would use this, it just could be they way 3COM organized their config files and uses it to verify that things are where they should be.
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by:molly22
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Thanks, I was wanting to confirm that they were comments and not commands. Google and 3com searches turned up nothing.
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