Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Command Reference for IPS 5.1
CLI Error Messages
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CLI Error Messages

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CLI Error Messages


CLI Error Messages


This appendix contains the CLI error messages. Table B-1 describes CLI error messages.

Table B-1 CLI Error Messages 

Error Message
Reason
Command

Invalid command received.

The .conf file and code are out of synchronization, which should never occur in the field.

All commands

Invalid port number was entered.

An out-of-range port number was entered in URI.

copy, upgrade
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Invalid scheme was entered.

Internal tables are out of synchronization, which should never occur in the field.

copy, upgrade
show tech-support

Unknown scheme was entered.

An invalid scheme was entered in URI.

copy, upgrade
show tech-support

The filename <file> is not a valid upgrade file type.

Attempt to install the wrong file for your platform and version.

upgrade

idsPackageMgr: digital 
signature of the update 
was not valid

The signature update or service pack is corrupt. Contact TAC.

upgrade

Invalid instance name. "rules0" is currently the only instance name allowed.

An invalid logical instance name was entered for service event action rules.

service event-action-rules

Invalid instance name. "sig0" is currently the only instance name allowed.

An invalid logical instance name was entered for service signature definition.

service signature-definition

User does not exist.

The Administrator is attempting to change the password for a username that does not exist in the system.

password

Incorrect password for user account.

The user entered an invalid password while attempting to change the password.

password

Empty user list.

The curUserAccountList.xml file does not contain any entries, which should never occur in the field.

username

User already exists.

An attempt to create a user that already exists in the system was made.

username

Cannot communicate with system processes. Please contact your system administrator.

One or more required applications is not responding to control transactions.

All commands

Source and Destination are the same.

copy

Backup config was missing.

The user attempted to copy or erase the backup config file but no backup config file has been generated.

copy
erase

Could not load CLI configuration files, can not complete request.

The .conf files could not be located, which should never occur in the field.

copy

Error writing to <URL>.

The URL specified in the destination could not be written.

copy

Error reading from <URL>.

The URL specified in the source could not be read.

copy

Packet-file does not exist.

The user attempted to copy or erase the packet-file but no packet-file has been captured.

copy
erase

No downgrade available.

The user attempted to downgrade a system that has not been upgraded.

downgrade

No packet-file available.

The user attempted to display the file-info or the packet-file but no packet-file exists.

packet

Log file exists but an error occurred during read.

The user was displaying or copying an iplog file that was overwritten. The partial file contents should still be viewable.

packet

Another user is currently capturing into the packet-file. Please try again later.

packet capture

Another CLI client is currently displaying packets from the interface.

The user must wait for the other CLI session to terminate display before this will be available. Multiple users may display the command control interface simultaneously.

packet display

Log does not exist.

The user attempted to copy or display an iplog that does not exist.

copy iplog
packet display iplog

The requested IPLOG is not complete. Please try again after the IPLOG status is 'completed.'

The user attempted to copy or display an iplog that is not complete.

copy iplog

Could not create pipe /usr/cids/idsRoot/tmp/ pipe_cliPacket.<pid>.tmp

Could not open pipe for sending iplog file. This indicates a space or resource limitation, which should not occur in the field.

copy iplog

The log file was overwritten while the copy was in progress. The copied log file may be viewable but is incomplete.

The iplog was overwritten while it was being copied off the sensor.

copy iplog

Could not read license file.

The license file was copied but cannot be opened.

copy license-key

Could not write the temporary license file location used to copy the file off the box.

Could not open the temporary storage location /usr/cids/idsRoot/tmp/ips.lic. This indicates a space issue, which should not occur in the field.

copy license-key

Can not create an IP log. \"vs0\" is currently the only virtual sensor allowed.

The user attempted to create an iplog on an invalid virtual sensor.

iplog

Can not stop an IP log. \"vs0\" is currently the only virtual sensor allowed.

The user attempted to stop an iplog on an invalid virtual sensor.

iplog

You do not have permission to terminate the requested CLI session.

An operator or viewer user attempted to terminate a CLI session belonging to another user.

clear line

Invalid CLI ID specified, use the 'show users all' command to view the valid CLI session IDs.

The user attempted to cancel a CLI session that does not exist.

clear line

The maximum allowed CLI sessions are currently open, please try again later.

Operator or viewer user attempted to log in when the maximum number of CLI sessions were already open.

initial login

The maximum allowed CLI sessions are currently open, would you like to terminate one of the open sessions?

Administrator user attempted to log in when the maximum number of CLI sessions were already open.

initial login

Can not communicate with system processes. Please contact your system administrator.

The CLI cannot contact the applications on the sensor to retrieve start-up information. This is a fatal error that should never happen. The user has to log in to the service account and manually reboot the sensor.

initial login