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CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Quick Reference, Second Edition by Gary Halleen, Michael Watkins

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Chapter 2. Installation of a Typical Sensor

Command-Line Interface

The command-line interface (CLI) of a Cisco IPS sensor is much like an IOS router, but with fewer commands and different modes. You can access the CLI using

• Telnet (disabled by default)

• Secure Shell (SSH)

• Serial interface

The default username is cisco, with a default password of cisco. You are prompted to change these upon the first login.

The CLI can be used to

• Initialize the sensor

• Configure

• Administer

• Troubleshoot

• Monitor

Two modes of the CLI differ from a router:

Service mode: Used to edit a service. You enter it using the command service service-name.

Multi-instance service mode: Some of the services are multi-instance services to support virtualization. ...

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