PIX 501 - Show Ver Command with no enable access?

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Apr 12th, 2007
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I have a client that has no information on there pix 501, mostly what I want to get is the software VER that they have on for the password recovery, how can you go about doing that? or will the file tell you have the wrong software ver when you try to overwrite it with a bin file, also with my understand the pix 501 only can be a 6.1-6.4 release correct?

thanks,

Alan Harrington


ps. the last thing I want to do is blank out there config, so thats out of the question. also I asume no way to get a copy of running config while not in enable mode correct?


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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 04/12/2007 - 14:34
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Alan,

If you connect to the PIX via console

and are in not enable mode but user exec mode prompt you should be able to retreave the PIX code version from there "show ver".

Also, if you reboot the pix you can see the PIX version code while the PIX loads the flash.

alanharrington Fri, 04/13/2007 - 04:19
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great thanks, I'll let you know how it goes on monday, I'd figured I could just reboot it to know. Just dont like suprise's when I show up to take a network down.

Thanks again,

Alan Harrington


JORGE RODRIGUEZ Fri, 04/13/2007 - 07:06
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have you console to the pix at all? perhaps you may not need to reboot.

if you console you should get a prompt as:

pix> then issue the show version.


As always , a reboot a last last resource.. and a backout/fallback plan must always exist.


alanharrington Fri, 04/13/2007 - 07:29
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no I have not, the location is around 2 hours away, and the telnet is not active and no one there is okay with plugging the console into the server so I can just take a peak. Even if it?s there, I will still have to reboot to tftp the password over write, correct? Unless it?s still in enable mode, but that?s just not my kind of luck. Of course there is still the great security hope of a sticky note underneath it. (hey its underneath it, they'll never look!)


thanks for your help.


this was the backup plan, reset the PW. Don't really have alot of choice in the matter. Should be fun however.

alanharrington Mon, 04/16/2007 - 06:49
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my tftp server crashed, but files and everythind went perfect after a new tftp program. Thanks for your help!

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