Cisco IOS Manager (CIOSMAN) is a computer program that generates a graphical user interface for managing configuration files for an Internet-Protocol router. [In this context, “IOS” signifies the Cisco Internet- working Operating System and “router” signifies a system of computer-network switching hardware and software.] Heretofore, the management of configuration files has been difficult, time-consuming, and error-prone because (1) the files tend to be large and complex, especially when they contain large access control lists (ACLs); and (2) it has been necessary to update the files by manual text editing. CIOSMAN includes routines for analyzing master configuration files or a router configuration dump (to show a running configuration) and for manipulating of specific interfaces and ACLs via point-and-click selection. A multiform capability enables the user to navigate among forms without backing out of a previously chosen form. Changes in interface or ACL information are validated before they are applied to the affected database. There is an option for compiling and updating a file: this option provides all the commands needed to apply a change to an ACL on line via either an integrated or a separate Telnet application program.
This program was written by Wayne Edward Morse of United Space Alliance for Kennedy Space Center. For further information, please contact:
Wayne E. Morse
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Tel. No.: (321) 861-7822