Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Member

ip ftp username command fails

I am trying to set up the default ftp username and password but get the following error. Can't see any reason for it and checked the manuals.

mensa# config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

mensa(config)# ip ftp username cisco


% invalid command detected at '^' marker.

Same happens for the password

when I check the options I have for ip

mensa(config)# ip ?

access-list Configure ip access list

default-gateway Configure ip default gateway

default-network Configure ip default network

domain-list Add additional domain names

domain-lookup Enable/Disable DNS

domain-name Specify default domain name

name-server Specify nameserver address

route Configure static routing

routing Enable ip routing

tcp Enable ip tcp path-mtu-discovery

Is there something else I have to do first ?

Any help much appreciated



Re: ip ftp username command fails

Hi Gordon,

What platform and software version is this for ?


Community Member

Re: ip ftp username command fails

Hi, this is for the MDS9120

mensa# show version

Cisco Storage Area Networking Operating System (SAN-OS) Software

TAC support:

Copyright (c) 2002-2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by

other third parties and are used and distributed under license.

Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public

License. A copy of the license is available at


BIOS: version 1.1.0

loader: version 1.2(2)

kickstart: version 2.1(2b)

system: version 2.1(2b)

BIOS compile time: 10/24/03

kickstart image file is: bootflash:/m9100-s1ek9-kickstart-mz.2.1.2b.bin

kickstart compile time: 8/30/2005 19:00:00 [09/18/2005 19:47:18]

system image file is: bootflash:/m9100-s1ek9-mz.2.1.2b.bin

system compile time: 8/30/2005 19:00:00 [09/18/2005 20:07:26]


cisco MDS 9100 ("1/2 Gbps FC/Supervisor")

Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - with 964000 kB of memory.

Processor Board ID JAB093400VV

bootflash: 500736 blocks (block size 512b)

slot0: 0 blocks (block size 512b)

mensa kernel uptime is 48 days 21 hours 52 minute(s) 47 second(s)

Last reset at 460859 usecs after Wed Dec 14 15:22:16 2005

Reason: Reset Requested by CLI command reload

System version: 2.1(2b)


Hope this is enough info.




Re: ip ftp username command fails

Hey Gordon,

Unfortunately, the 'ip ftp username|password' commands are not supported on any of the software releases for the MDS9120 yet.


CreatePlease to create content