Chapter 15 Managing and Monitoring the FWSM
You can choose from several options when managing or monitoring the Firewall Services Module (FWSM). Having a good understanding of the capabilities of each solution and how to use them to your best interest will make your job much easier.
Although alternatives to the command-line interface (CLI) exist, and it certainly may be more difficult to use, it is highly recommended to have a good understanding of how to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the FWSM using the CLI. Because the CLI is the least common denominator, if you get access to the host-chassis, you can still configure the FWSM.
Telnet is an application that uses TCP/IP and allows a client virtual terminal access to a host. ...