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Vol.7 No.12 Unmatched Online Technical Support December 2005
 
 IN THIS ISSUE:
  FEATURE:
CISCO SOFTWARE ADVISOR
Web-Based Tool Helps You Find the Software You Need

Software Advisor is a Web-based tool that enables you to quickly:

  • Find software compatible with your hardware
  • Find software compatible with features you need
  • Compare the features in different software releases
  • Research a software release

Thanks to a recent enhancement, Software Advisor now:

  • Supports Cisco 2800 and 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers, and Cisco 7600 Series Routers


  • Provides updated information on Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 4500 Series Switches


  • Makes more accurate software recommendations for Cisco IOS and Cisco Catalyst Operating Systems

Check out the Cisco Software Advisor today at:

tools.cisco.com/Support/Fusion/FusionHome.do
(available to registered users only)

Not registered with Cisco.com? Visit the URL below to register and begin taking advantage of this and many other useful tools:

tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do


NEWS UPDATES     Back to top

Cisco Marketplace - UPDATE:
New Product Documentation Available Online

"What's New in Cisco Documentation" is an online publication that provides information on the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. Updated monthly, this online publication is organized by product category to direct you quickly to the documentation for your products.

Highlights of the December release include documentation for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)SED:

  • Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 2970 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Switch

You can view the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Documentation" at:

www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/abtunicd/136957.htm

Documentation available for purchase in the Product Documentation Store is identified with a "Buy it Now" link and corresponding DOC- number (for example, DOC-7816181=). Enter the DOC- number into the store's search field to locate the specific document.

Visit the Product Documentation Store today at:

www.cisco.com/go/marketplace/WN1205


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Networking Professionals Connection - UPDATE:
Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks

Networking Professionals Connection is an interactive Website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.

Upcoming events on Networking Professionals Connection include:

  • "Ask the Expert" events, which allow you to discuss specific networking issues online with Cisco engineers:
    www.cisco.com/go/AsktheExpert


    • "Using IOS Flexible Packet Matching on Cisco 7200," now through December 23
    • "Deploying Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)," now through December 23
    • "InfiniBand and Cluster Computing," January 2-13

    Note: "Ask the Expert" events are subject to rescheduling. Please refer to the URL above for the most current schedule.

  • TechTalks are online Webcasts that focus on particular technology areas. You can view the latest event schedule, register to attend a live session, and view archived presentations on the Web any time:
    www.cisco.com/go/techtalk

To attend an event or participate in a discussion forum, visit Networking Professionals Connection at:

www.cisco.com/discuss/networking


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CCIE Central - UPDATE:
Cisco Offers Pre-Lab Assessment for CCIE Candidates

Cisco recently announced the CCIE Assessor Lab for Routing and Switching -- the first CCIE lab preparation product developed and offered by Cisco. Using a remote Web interface, the CCIE Assessor Lab delivers an experience similar to an actual lab exam, to help you identify gaps in your preparation and devise an effective test-taking strategy.

The eight-hour CCIE lab exam is commonly perceived to be demanding and stressful, especially for first-time lab candidates. Designed as a tool for exam preparation, the four-hour CCIE Assessor Lab is a Cisco-authored practice lab featuring remote access to live equipment like that used in the actual lab. In addition, you will receive a detailed assessment of your performance, including configuration tips, correct commands, and suggestions for further study.

For an introductory period, Cisco will offer the CCIE Assessor Lab for US$279 (list price of US$349). Online scheduling is currently available.

For more details on scheduling a session, access requirements, and assessment results, visit:

www.cisco.com/ccie/assessor/


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Packet Magazine - UPDATE:
New Digital Edition Offered

Thanks to new digital publishing technology you can now receive Packet Magazine directly to your inbox every quarter. Packet is the award-winning magazine exclusively for technical users of Cisco solutions. Each quarter, Packet offers engaging coverage of the latest industry tips, trends, and resources, as well as current updates on Cisco products and solutions for skilled technology professionals worldwide.

Subscribe to the digital edition and receive Packet Magazine directly to your PC every quarter, plus:

  • Interactive and multimedia content
  • Technology trend features
  • Customer case studies
  • Certification and training information
  • Valuable industry resources

Packet Digital Edition requires no plug-ins, and can be accessed from all platforms and browsers that have Flash Player 6 or above installed.

To download the December issue, visit:

www.cisco.com/packet

NEW TECHNICAL TIPS     Back to top

Cisco IOS

Tech Note:
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5013/products_tech_note09186a008058acc7.shtml


Tech Note:
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EX

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5012/products_tech_note09186a0080564a26.shtml


Tech Note:
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5012/products_tech_note09186a0080564a42.shtml


Security Advisory:
Multiple Vulnerabilities Found by PROTOS IPSec Test Suite

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a0080572f55.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Router Log Timestamp Entries Are Different from the System Clock when the NTP Is Configured

www.ciscotaccc.com/core/showcase?case=K94810387


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Content Networking

Field Notice:
GSS Software - CLI Users May Be Able to Access Resources Exceeding Their Privilege Level

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps4162/products_field_notice09186a008055d734.shtml


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Dial

Field Notice:
Cisco IOS Software 12.3, 12.3(T), 12.4, and 12.4(T) - ISDN B-Channels Remain in Out of Service (OOS) State after Reload or Line State Change on AS5xxx with RLM - IOS Update Required

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/univgate/ps501/products_field_notice09186a00805793be.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
BRI Circuit with Switchtype Basic-5ess Has SPIDs That Are Continually Rejected

www.ciscotaccc.com/accessdial/showcase?case=K17058688


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LAN Switching

Tech Note:
Multicast Does Not Work in the Same VLAN in Catalyst Switches

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008059a9df.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
"SW_VLAN-6-VTP_MODE_CHANGE: VLAN Manager Changing Device Mode from CLIENT to TRANSPARENT" Message Is Displayed on Catalyst 2900/3500XL, 2940, 2950/2955, 2970, 3550, 3560, and 3750 Series Switches

www.ciscotaccc.com/lanswitching/showcase?case=K85046601


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Network Management

Field Notice:
ONS 15310-ML Memory Leak in FCC Driver

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/opticsw/ps2204/products_field_notice09186a0080566dd6.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Why Do I Get a "This software is provided for evaluation purposes only" Message in LMS2.5?

www.ciscotaccc.com/nms/showcase?case=K12731346


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Optical

Tech Note:
Use a Static CORBA Listener Port on the CTM Server

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2001/products_tech_note09186a008059b19e.shtml


Tech Note:
Configure NE with ONS 15454 4.5.x or Earlier to Match CTM 5.x or Later

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_tech_note09186a008055e999.shtml


Tech Note:
Configure the ML-Series Card to Wrap the Resilient Packet Ring during Signal Degrade

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_tech_note09186a008056a7c2.shtml


Tech Note:
RADIUS Authentication Problems in ONS 15454 Version 6.0

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_tech_note09186a008057ac71.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) - Windows XP SP2 Users May be Unable to Launch CTC

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/opticsw/ps2204/products_field_notice09186a00805777bf.shtml


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Routers

Field Notice:
IOS 12.0(31)S Causes Cisco 12000 to Crash on Bootup when Three or More Fully Loaded Engine5 SPA Carrier Cards Are Installed

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps167/products_field_notice09186a008055f1ab.shtml


Field Notice:
CRS:SPAs - Upgrading a SPA Interface Processor (SIP) or SPA Field Programmable Device (FPD) Image can Result in a SIP or SPA Becoming Inoperable - Workaround Is Available

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5763/products_field_notice09186a00805747e6.shtml


Field Notice:
CRS: Upgrading From IOS-XR 3.0.x to 3.2.x May Encounter Hang Unless ROMMON 1.32 Is Installed

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5763/products_field_notice09186a0080579920.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Cannot Erase or Copy to Flash on a Cisco 1600, 2500, or AS5200 Series Router: "%dev_open: System flash not writable" or "%Error erasing flash:"

www.ciscotaccc.com/core/showcase?case=K86055265


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Security and VPN

Configuration Example:
VPN Client to Accommodate Third-Party Client Software

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_configuration_example09186a00805858be.shtml


Configuration Example:
PIX-to-PIX (Version 7.x and Later) Dynamic-to-Static IPsec with NAT and VPN Client

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a00805733df.shtml


Configuration Example:
LAN-to-LAN VPN Tunnel between Two PIXes Using PDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a008055bd85.shtml


Configuration Example:
PIX 7.x/ASA and VPN Client for Public Internet VPN on a Stick

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00805734ae.shtml


Security Advisory:
Cisco Security Agent Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a008059b638.shtml


Security Advisory:
Response to Cisco PIX TCP Connection Prevention

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2120/products_security_notice09186a008059a411.html


Security Advisory:
Cisco Airespace Wireless LAN Controllers Allow Unencrypted Network Access

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a008055ee3b.shtml


Security Advisory:
IOS Heap-based Overflow Vulnerability in System Timers

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a008055ef31.shtml


Security Advisory:
Cisco IPS MC Malformed Configuration Download Vulnerability

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a008055dbdd.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Does PIX Firewall Software 7.x Support the Conduit or Outbound Commands?

www.ciscotaccc.com/security/showcase?case=K62433250


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Voice and IP Communications

Tech Note:
CallManager Move to a New Location

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008059bbad.shtml


Tech Note:
RAID-Controller Firmware and RAID BIOS on IBM Servers Upgrade or Downgrade Procedure

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6509/products_tech_note09186a008059a81d.shtml


Tech Note:
MCS-7815I-3.0-xxx1 and MCS-7815-I1-xxx1 (shipped before March 2005) DVD-ROM Drive Does Not Consistently Boot

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6509/products_tech_note09186a008059a849.shtml


Tech Note:
CallManager Music on Hold Volume Adjustment

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a00805997bc.shtml


Tech Note:
CallManager Attendant Console Marks Internal Calls as Voice Mail

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008058b9de.shtml


Tech Note:
CallManager Call Forward No Answer Fails because of Partition Name Change

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008057c52a.shtml


Tech Note:
Logger Asserts Constantly because Config_Message_Log Table Is Empty

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_tech_note09186a0080568f5c.shtml


Tech Note:
Logger Stops Phone Home when a Modem Hangs

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_tech_note09186a0080576d34.shtml


Tech Note:
External Calls Appear as Internal in Cisco IPCC Statistics

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_tech_note09186a0080576d87.shtml


Tech Note:
IP Phone Call Failure with VT Advantage - Bearer Capability

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a0080569b65.shtml


Tech Note:
IP Phone 7940/7960 Fails to Boot - Protocol Application Invalid

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008055c1fe.shtml


Tech Note:
DCD Backup and Restore by "dcbckdib" and Migration Script

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008056bd37.shtml


Tech Note:
CDR Analysis and Reporting Fails to Query by Dates

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a0080576153.shtml


Tech Note:
Interop Gateway Installation Fails with IBM Lotus Domino Release 7.0

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_tech_note09186a0080568a75.shtml


Tech Note:
Data Is Absent in Reports Created by the CAR Tool

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a008056bd4e.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft November 2005 Security Updates

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1844/products_field_notice09186a008056b318.shtml


Field Notice:
CP-7940G and CP-7960G May Reboot if Volume Is Set to Maximum

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_field_notice09186a008055c000.shtml


Field Notice:
MCS-7835-H1 and MCS-7845-H1 Front Bezel Racking Issue

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/products_field_notice09186a008055dcca.shtml


Field Notice:
PGW2200 9.6(1) "config-snmp" Utility Corrupts the 9.6(1) snmpd.cnf File

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/products_field_notice09186a0080566e99.shtml


Field Notice:
MCS-7815I-3.0-ECS1, MCS-7815-I1-ECS1, Shipped Before March 2005 and MCS-7815-I1-IPC1 DVD-ROM Drive Will Not Consistently Boot

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/products_field_notice09186a0080575f16.shtml


Security Advisory:
Fixed SNMP Communities and Open UDP Port in Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phone

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00805777cb.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
In Cisco CallManager 4.x, Calls Are Not Transferred to the CallManager Attendant Console Queue if All the Hunt Group Members Are Busy

www.ciscotaccc.com/voice/showcase?case=K19715560


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Wireless

Configuration Example:
Wireless Domain Services AP as an AAA Server

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_configuration_example09186a008059a559.shtml


Configuration Example:
Wireless Bridges Point-to-Point Link

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008058f53e.shtml


Configuration Example:
Access Point ACL Filter

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008058ed26.shtml


Configuration Example:
Basic Wireless LAN Connection

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008055c39a.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
How to Update Access Point Firmware Using TFTP when It Is Not Possible to Perform Update through the HTTP Interface

www.ciscotaccc.com/wireless/showcase?case=K14403673

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