The other day I somehow got trapped in the IOS initial configuration dialog. I must have typed ‘y’ when I meant ‘n’ at some point. Anyooo…I was quickly routed to initial configuration hell:
[Resuming connection 4 to r4 … ]
% Please answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Would you like to enter basic management setup? [yes/no]: no
First, would you like to see the current interface summary? [yes]: y
Any interface listed with OK? value “NO” does not have a valid configuration
Interface IP-Address OK? Method Status Protocol
FastEthernet0/0 unassigned NO unset up up
Serial0/0 unassigned NO unset up down
FastEthernet0/1 unassigned NO unset up up
Serial0/1 unassigned NO unset down down
Configuring global parameters:
Enter host name [Router]:
The enable secret is a password used to protect access to
privileged EXEC and configuration modes. This password, after
entered, becomes encrypted in the configuration.
The enable password is used when you do not specify an
enable secret password, with some older software versions, and
some boot images.
The virtual terminal password is used to protect
access to the router over a network interface.
Async lines accept incoming modems calls. If you will have
users dialing in via modems, configure these lines.
AutoSecure dialog can be started later using “auto secure” CLI
I used control+c to break out. I’m not sure if this is the ‘official’ or only break sequence, but it worked.
Configuration aborted, no changes made.
Press RETURN to get started!
Has anyone – anywhere – at any time – EVER configured a router using the initial configuration dialog?