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What does the "." added to the PIX Prompt mean

On PIX firewall I occasionally see a "." appended to the prompt. Does anyone know what this means? I've heard it has to do with authentication is progress to the PIX is hung.

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Re: What does the "." added to the PIX Prompt mean

Hello Perry,

If you are seing "." when using SSH to connect to the PIX it means the following:

The . does not affect the SSH session, but is used as an indicator to show you that the PIX is generating a server key or is decrypting a message. In other words, the PIX is busy setting up the connection. After this set up, the PIX will prompt you to enter a username.

Hope this helps - Jay

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Re: What does the "." added to the PIX Prompt mean

Hello Perry,

If you are seing "." when using SSH to connect to the PIX it means the following:

The . does not affect the SSH session, but is used as an indicator to show you that the PIX is generating a server key or is decrypting a message. In other words, the PIX is busy setting up the connection. After this set up, the PIX will prompt you to enter a username.

Hope this helps - Jay

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Re: What does the "." added to the PIX Prompt mean

Thanks Jay I couldn't find anything on CCO about this.

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