Strange Cisco 6503 problem

David Barak thegameiam at
Thu Jan 28 23:24:53 UTC 2010

----- Original Message ----
From: Peter Hicks <peter.hicks at>
To: Dean Belev <dbelev at>

>> I'm curious if some of you faced such a problem - reboot of the router caused by the console connection.

>I once managed to send a BREAK signal to a 3640 by plugging in a console cable.  At the time, it was a pretty key router in the 
> network and sat at the rommon> prompt :)

>I had that down to static somewhere, as it's the only explanation I could find.

Certain serial speed mismatches get interpreted as BREAK - I routinely use "space bar at 1200" to password crack routers where they are expecting 9600.
David Barak
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