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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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IOS command modes

The Cisco IOS command-line interface is divided into different command modes. Each command mode has its own set of commands for the configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of the router and network operations. The commands available depend upon the mode of the CLI, and can be queried by entering the question mark symbol (?) at the CLI prompt. CLI commands can be used to navigate from one mode to another within the IOS CLI.

The different modes of the Cisco IOS CLI are described as follows:

  • Setup mode: This mode is used for the initial setup of the Cisco router/switch and provides an interactive mode for entering the basic parameters required for configuring the Cisco device through the system configuration dialog. If ...

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