Line Commands

Cisco routers make a fairly basic distinction between the characteristics of a serial line (which you might want to think of as "physical" characteristics) and the characteristics of the protocols running over the line. The physical characteristics of a line are configured by the line command (and various commands that follow it) and include items such as parity and port speed. The high-level protocol characteristics are configured by the interface command (and the commands that follow it); these characteristics include IP addresses and other properties.

The line command can configure:

  • The router's console port (CTY)
  • The router's asynchronous ports (TTYs), used for dial-in and dial-out modem connections
  • The router's auxiliary port (AUX), used for backup modem connections
  • Telnet, SSH, and rlogin connections to the router ("virtual terminals" or VTYs)

Getting Started

IOS Images and Configuration Files

Basic Router Configuration

Line Commands

Interface Commands

Networking Technologies

Access Lists

IP Routing Topics

Interior Routing Protocols

Border Gateway Protocol

Quality of Service

Dial-on-Demand Routing

Specialized Networking Topics

Switches and VLANs

Router Security

Troubleshooting and Logging

Quick Reference

Appendix A Network Basics


Cisco IOS in a Nutshell
Cisco IOS in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (OReilly))
ISBN: 0596008694
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 1031
Authors: James Boney © 2008-2020.
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