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    Monitoring Console Sessions

    This topic describes the following:

    Monitoring the Parameters of the Current Console Session

    Purpose

    Display parameters of the current console session.

    Action

    To display parameters of the current console session:

    host1#show terminal
    Length: 25 lines, Width: 80 columns
    data-character-bits: 8 bits per character
    Speed: 9600 bits per second
    dsr-detect disabled
    exec-timeout never
    exec-banner enabled
    motd-banner enabled
    login-timeout 30 seconds

    Meaning

    Table 1 lists the show terminal command output fields.

    Table 1: show terminal Output Fields

    Field Name

    Field Description

    Length

    Number of lines on the screen

    Width

    Number of characters on each line of the screen

    data-character-bits

    Number of bits per character:

    • 7—Setting for the standard ASCII set
    • 8—Setting for the international character set

    Speed

    Speed of the console session

    dsr-detect

    Status of DSR signal detection:

    • enabled—DSR signal must be detected for a user to log in to the console.
    • disabled—DSR signal need not be detected for a user to log in to the console.

    exec-timeout

    Time interval that the terminal waits for expected user input. If there is no time limit, the value is:

    • Never

    exec-banner

    Status for the exec banner: enabled or disabled. This banner is displayed by the CLI after user authentication (if any) and before the first prompt of a CLI session.

    motd-banner

    Status for the MOTD banner: enabled or disabled. This banner is displayed by the CLI when a connection is initiated.

    login-timeout

    Time interval during which the user must log in. If there is no time limit, the value is:

    • Never

    Monitoring the Parameters of the Future and Current Console Sessions

    Purpose

    Display the parameters configured for all future console sessions and the current console session.

    Action

    To display the parameters configured for all future console sessions and the current console session:

    host1#show line console 0
    dsr-detect disabled
    configured speed 9600, current speed 9600
    exec-timeout never

    Meaning

    Table 2 lists the show line console 0 command output fields.

    Table 2: show line console 0 Output Fields

    Field Name

    Field Description

    dsr-detect

    Status of DSR signal detection:

    • enabled—DSR signal must be detected for a user to log in to the console.
    • disabled—DSR signal need not be detected for a user to log in to the console.

    configured speed

    Configured speed of the console session

    current speed

    Current speed of the console session

    exec-timeout

    Time interval that the terminal waits for expected user input. If there is no time limit, the value is:

    • Never

    Published: 2014-08-12