1841 IOS IPS online updates

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Nov 30th, 2009


Can we configure 1841 IOS IPS to get automatic signature updates directly from cisco site. I know we can do it in other firewalls like sonicwall, fortigate, etc.


Siva K

I have this problem too.
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Armando Yesua G... Fri, 12/04/2009 - 04:23

Hi  Siva,

Yes you can do it from the Cisco Security Manager , or you can try

Automatic Signature Update Guidelines

When enabling automatic signature updates, it is recommended that you ensure
the following configuration guidelines have been met:

* The router's clock is set up with the proper relative time.

*The frequency for Cisco IOS IPS to obtain updated signature information has
been defined.

*The URL in which to retrieve the Cisco IOS IPS signature configuration files
has been specified.

*Optionally, the username and password for which to access the files from the
server have been specified.


1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. ip ips auto-update

4. occur-at min:hour date day

5. username name password password

6. url url

7. exit

8. show ip ips auto-update





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