I have been asked to troubleshoot an issue where information that is being copy and pasted to a new switch is getting garbled. This only happens if a lot of information is sent to the switch at once and it might only happen on a line or two. After a little digging into the switch I found that the switch by default is set to use 2 StopBits and not the default of 1. Please see below for my output of show terminal.
Line 0, Location: "", Type: ""
Length: 24 lines, Width: 80 columns
Baud rate (TX/RX) is 9600/9600, no parity, 2 stopbits, 8 databits
Status: PSI Enabled, Ready, Active, Ctrl-c Enabled, Automore On
Modem state: Ready
Special Chars: Escape Hold Stop Start Disconnect Activation
^^x none - - none
Timeouts: Idle EXEC Idle Session Modem Answer Session Dispatch
00:10:00 never none not set
Idle Session Disconnect Warning
Login-sequence User Response
Autoselect Initial Wait
Modem type is unknown.
Session limit is not set.
Time since activation: 00:16:47
Editing is enabled.
History is enabled, history size is 20.
DNS resolution in show commands is enabled
Full user help is disabled
Allowed input transports are none.
Allowed output transports are telnet ssh.
Preferred transport is telnet.
Shell trace: off
No output characters are padded
No special data dispatching characters
It is like this on two different switches I have looked at. I can't assume it is supposed to be like this. I assume it should be set at 1 when it comes direct from the factory.
Please see below for my version. Could this be a bug?
Cisco IOS Software, C2960 Software (C2960-LANLITEK9-M), Version 12.2(50)SE5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 28-Sep-10 13:44 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x01200000
ROM: Bootstrap program is C2960 boot loader
BOOTLDR: C2960 Boot Loader (C2960-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(44r)SE4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Switch uptime is 19 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2960-lanlitek9-mz.122-50.SE5/c2960-lanlitek9-mz.122-50.SE5.bin"
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cisco WS-C2960-24-S (PowerPC405) processor (revision M0) with 65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCQ1619Y421
Last reset from power-on
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
24 FastEthernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
64K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address : F4:7F:35:6A:6D:80
Motherboard assembly number : 73-11471-10
Power supply part number : 341-0097-03
Motherboard serial number : FCQ161808UJ
Power supply serial number : ALD1615B1PP
Model revision number : M0
Motherboard revision number : A0
Model number : WS-C2960-24-S
System serial number : FCQ1619Y421
Top Assembly Part Number : 800-29858-05
Top Assembly Revision Number : C0
Version ID : V07
CLEI Code Number : COMCW00ARB
Hardware Board Revision Number : 0x01
Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image
------ ----- ----- ---------- ----------
* 1 24 WS-C2960-24-S 12.2(50)SE5 C2960-LANLITEK9-M
Configuration register is 0xF
I am looking into if we have any agreements with Cisco so I can open up a TAC case. Not sure of that yet. I just wanted to see if anyone on here could point me in the right direction. Maybe i'm totally off but it just doesn't seem right that information gets garbled when copying and pasting to a switch. Esspecially when it is very inconsistent. Also note I am using the default Cisco settings when I connect to the switch and have tried with both Putty and Teraterm Pro.
Thanks in advance, Elton