The command-line interface (CLI) of a Cisco IPS sensor is much like an IOS router, but with fewer commands and different modes. You can access the CLI using
- Telnet (disabled by default)
- Secure Shell (SSH)
- Serial interface
The default username is cisco, with a default password of cisco. You are prompted to change these upon the first login.
The CLI can be used to
- Initialize the sensor
Two modes of the CLI differ from a router:
- Service mode: Used to edit a service. You enter it using the command service service-name.
- Multi-instance service mode: Some of the services are multi-instance services to support virtualization. To enter this mode, use the command service service-name logical-instance-name.