Requirements for IOS IPS

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May 7th, 2009
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Dear all,

i would like to use IOS IPS 5.x format.

the show subsys name ips gives me following output

ips protocol 2.001.001

i have this image installed


But it seems in my IOS Version there are some commands missing.

ip ips signature-category

ip ips location

Do i need hardware for IPS v5?

Thanks for your hints


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bstiff Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:23
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You don't need hardware to run IOS IPS (beyong a router with enough DRAM, obviously), but to run the v5 sigs, you'll need Cisco IOS Software version 12.4(11)T or later. Your router is running a mainline image, as shown by your mention of the "...124-19.bin" filename.


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