Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cisco Escape Sequence

Issue: You are doing a traceroute on a Cisco device and can not get out.

Quick: Do this key combination twice ctrl-shft-6

If you have ever done a tracert on a Cisco device you see a message on the screen "Type escape sequence to abort". But the silly thing is they do not tell you what the escape sequence is.

The secret sequence is to press and hold down the Control, Shift, and 6 keys all at the same time. Then release the keys and press them all down a second time. That should get you out of the tracert or ping that you are doing.

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