Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stop Logging Messages From Interrupting Your Work

One of the things that I find really annoying with the Cisco devices is that when I am configuring a router or a switch, the console messages keep popping up all over the places and interfere with my work. Although this doesn't cause any typo error but it's really difficult to see what you have typed. Luckily, we can control the logging message behavior.

To disable, use:
Router(config)# no logging console

or if you prefer to see what's going on with the router/switch then use the "logging synchronous" command:
Router(config)# line console 0
Router(config-line)# logging synchronous
Router(config)# line vt 0 4
Router(config-line)# logging synchronous

It would be nice if these were taken into consideration and set as default options when the IOS is built but it's not the case so until they change it, you will have to either put up with it or do a little extra work to change the default behavior.


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Brian Dao said...

Sorry... I am one of those guys that still haven't made it to the 21st Century yet.

If Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Myspace... all merge, I'll probably get on it...

No, on a serious note, I am quite busy so keep checking back or one of these days... if I ever find time... I'll launch and you'll be able to get more out of me.

Brian Dao said...

I finally signed up for a twitter account.

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