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kill runaway VTY session?

Hi,

I had a vty session to my router and ran a "trace" command. I couldnt get the normal ESC character to kill the trace process. I thought it was Ctrl-C, but that didnt work so I tried Ctrl -D, Ctrl-Z with no luck. I tried a Ctrl-] and it killed the telnet session, which I wasnt expecting.

So know I am not sure what happens. As there is still a trace process running I assume IOS consideres there is "activity" on that VTY session so the VTY session timeout not kick in? Is this true?

Is there any way of killing that vty session if it is still running?

Or does IOS only consider user input as "activity" therefore the vty session will timeout?

TIA

Simon

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Re: kill runaway VTY session?

hi

u can kill the session by issuing clear line vty (vty number) command from the prompt.

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Re: kill runaway VTY session?

hi

u can kill the session by issuing clear line vty (vty number) command from the prompt.

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Re: kill runaway VTY session?

Great, thanks alot.

Simon

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cool

cool

this cmd still works after 12 years from this post!!

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