Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Command Reference Software Release 4.1(1)
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This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of this publication, and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.


This publication is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining Catalyst 6500 series switches and network managers who perform any of the following tasks:

Managing network security

Configuring firewalls

Managing default and static routes and TCP and UDP services

This guide contains the commands available for use with the Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM). Use this guide with the Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series Content Switching Module Hardware Installation Guide and the Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series Firewall Services Module Configuration Guide.


This publication is organized as follows:


Chapter 1

Using Content Switching Module Commands

Introduces you to the CSM commands, access modes, and common port and protocol numbers.

Chapter 2

Content Switching Module Commands

Provides detailed descriptions of all commands in alphabetical listing.


This document uses the following conventions:


boldface font

Commands, command options, and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[   ]

Elements in square brackets are optional. Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

{ x | y | z }

Alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars. Braces can also be used to group keywords and/or aguments; for example, {interface interface type}.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments in the screen display for which you supply values are in italic screen font.


The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords are in angle brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.

Notes use the following conventions:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.

Cautions use the following conventions:

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

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Use this document in conjunction with the CSM documentation available online at the following site:

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