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Description:

This document describes how you upload a configuration to or download a configuration from a LANCOM GS-23xx(P)-series switch using TFTP and/or SCP, and also how you upload a firmware file to the device using TFTP and/or SCP.


Requirements:
  • LANCOM managed switch of type LANCOM GS-23XX(P)
  • Switch firmware version 2.83 or later (download)

Instructions on how to update the firmware of LANCOM switches is available in the following KnowledgeBase document .



Procedure:

Make sure that the user account on the switch that you wish to use to perform the upload/download has the necessary user rights.

You can set user rights in the configuration under System -> Account -> Privilege LEVEL -> Maintenance. The value 15 must be entered here.




1) Upload/download using TFTP (unencrypted):

1.1) Open the switch configuration and navigate to the menu Security -> Access Management -> Auth Method.
1.2) Set Authentication Method for TFTP to the value local if you wish to perform TFTP access using a user account that exists on the switch. As an alternative, you can use RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication.


    Note:
    The setting none deactivates the possibility of access via TFTP.



1.3) Open the command line and enter the following commands:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp <IP address of the switch> GET <username>:<password>@readconfbinuser <path to storage location>

      Example: tftp 172.23.56.175 GET admin:admin@readconfbinuser C:\directory\configname.xml


    • Uploading the switch configuration via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp <IP address of the switch> PUT <path to configuration file> <username>:<password>@writeconfbinus

      Example: tftp 172.23.56.175 PUT C:\directory\configname.xml admin:admin@writeconfbinus

    • Firmware upload via TFTP, unencrypted:
      tftp -i <IP address of the switch> PUT <path to firmware file> <username>:<password>@WriteFlash

      Example: tftp -i 172.23.56.175 PUT C:\directory\GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin:admin@WriteFlash



2) Upload/download using SCP (encrypted):

2.1) Open the switch configuration and navigate to the menu Security -> Access Management -> Auth Method.
1.2) Set the Authentication Method for SSH to the value local if you wish to perform SSH access using a user account that exists on the switch. As an alternative, you can use RADIUS or TACACS+ authentication.

    Note:
    The setting none deactivates the possibility of access via SSH.



1.3) Open the command line and enter the following commands:
    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP:

      scp <name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP:

      scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config <name of the configuration file>

    • Firmware upload via SCP:

      scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware


    1.3.1) Examples using Cygwin:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config 001-<name of the configuration file>

      Example: $ scp admin@172.23.56.138:config 001-config.xml

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp 001-<name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

      Example: $ scp 001-config.xml admin@172.23.56.138:config admin@admin:

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Firmware upload via SCP, encrypted:
      $ scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware

      Example: $ scp GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin@172.23.56.138:firmware

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:




    1.3.2) Examples using PSCP:
    • Downloading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config <path to storage location>

      Example: pscp -scp admin@172.23.56.138:config C:/directory/config.xml

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Uploading the switch configuration via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <name of the configuration file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:config

      Example: pscp -scp GS-23xx-config.xml admin@172.23.56.138:config

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password:


    • Firmware upload via SCP, encrypted:
      pscp -scp <name of the firmware file> <username>@<IP address of the switch>:firmware

      Example: pscp -scp GS-2310P_v2.83.dat admin@172.23.56.138:firmware

      After entering the above command you will be prompted to input a password as follows:
      admin@172.23.56.138's password: