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  • Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

    Hi.

    I have used Putty and Poderosa to connect to ASA 5505.

    Often strange letters are displayed, see this:

    Show running-config
    …….
    ftp mode passive
    pager lines 24
    icmp unreachable rate-limit 1 burst-size 1
    no asdm history enable
    arp timeout 14400
    timeout xlate 3:00:00
    timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02
    timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05)5ѥͥɽ٥ͥ mgcp-pat 0:05:00
    out sip 0:30:00 siե
    ե٥ͥ
    )5͹ɹ
    ɹ)5͹ɱ
    ͹
    ssh timeout 5 )5񵵵5ɵ
    console timeout 0
    …….

    Why?

    Regards Steffen

  • #2
    Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

    Are you running the latest version of putty?
    What speed on the terminal session are you setting?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

      I think you have a communication mismatch between Putty and the ASA. Check that the bps, data bits, parity, stop bits, and flow control match between the two. (I'm assuming you're using a serial connection).

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      • #4
        Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

        When you launch putty, you have on left side various config options - in that, go to Windows -> Translation -> Has a drop down menu for character set - mine default was some ISO blahblah - change it to UTF-8

        Ref: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=166324
        Caesar's cipher - 3

        ZKHQ BRX HYHQWXDOOB GHFLSKHU WKLV BRX ZLOO UHDOLVH LW ZDV D ZDVWH RI WLPH!

        SFX JNRS FC U6 MNGR

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        • #5
          Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

          Hi and thank's for replies.

          Changing the translation to UTF-8 did not help, just gave som other strange letters.

          I am using the latest version of Putty, Serial with Speed 9600, Data bits 8, Stop bits 1, Parity None, Flow control XON/XOFF.

          Steffen
          Last edited by steffen_sor; 18th March 2009, 16:35. Reason: Typo

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          • #6
            Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

            Are those the same settings as on the ASA? Are you using a serial connection?

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            • #7
              Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

              Yes, I am using Serial connection.

              I have been following the settings provided by Cisco:
              http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/secu...e/install.html
              To connect a console for local, command-line administrative access, perform the following steps:

              Step 1 Plug one end (DB9) of the PC terminal adapter into a standard 9-pin PC serial port on your PC.

              Step 2 Plug the other end (RJ-45) of the blue console cable into the console port.

              Step 3 Configure the PC terminal emulation software or terminal for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit.

              Steffen

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              • #8
                Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

                Try setting the flow control in Putty to OFF.

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                • #9
                  Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

                  That helped a bit, but still a lot of them:


                  ciscoasa(config)# show running-config
                  ......
                  timeout xlate 3:00:00
                  timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02
                  timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 mgcp-pat 0:05:00
                  timeout sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00 sip-disconnect 0:02:00
                  )5͹ɹrovinal-media 0:02:00]X]]ZHL'
                  ɹ)5͹ ͽ)5͹ɱ
                  ͹
                  ssh timeout 5 )5񵵵5ɵ
                  console timeout 0
                  .....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Strange letters i terminal windows ASA 5505

                    Can you try a different PC / serial port?
                    cheers
                    Andy

                    Please read this before you post:


                    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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