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Port monitor command not supported any similar command

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Oct 3rd, 2006
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We need to copy all frames arriving or deeparting from one port to anaother port of the same swicth. Then this copied port will be connected to IDS for possible attackes. But on our Cat 4500 switch port monitor command is not supported. output of show version is as given belows.

Show version :

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) Catalyst 4000 L3 Switch Software (cat4000-IS-M), Version


Synched to technology version 12.1(13)E

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 16-Jul-03 15:56 by nmasa

Image text-base: 0x00000000, data-base: 0x00E6403C

ROM: 12.1(20r)EW

Dagobah Revision 71, Swamp Revision 28

BOMPrimary uptime is 51 weeks, 6 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 11:04:03 IST Wed Oct 5 2005

System image file is "bootflash:cat4000-is-mz.121-13.EW2.bin"

cisco WS-C4506 (XPC8245) processor (revision 7) with 524288K bytes of


Processor board ID FOX080103CM

Last reset from PowerUp

146 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

403K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2102

Thanks in advance


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glen.grant Tue, 10/03/2006 - 07:53
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USe the "monitor session " command to set this up.


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