I am trying to transfer a config file from a perfectly fine working router to a laptop (Procomm Plus) using Xmodem. The file is on the router (2811) compact flash. I am using the following commands:
Router#copy flash: xmodem:
blah-blah-blah xmodem takes forever bla bla why don't you do something else like tftp or even copy paste? blah blah..
Source Filename ? nameofconfigfile.cfg
Destination filename [nameofconfigfile.cfg]
Service Module slot number? :
Service Module interface number? :
1k buffer? [confirm]
Max Retry Count : 5
Xmodem send on slot 1 interface 0. Please be sure there is enough space on receiving side.
Ready to send file..........
My questions are: what is the purpose of the Service module slot and interface numbers? I have used xmodem a lot but always from ROMmon to recover from IOS issues. Now I just want to use it as a serial transfer protocol from a working device. I know there are other (easier) ways to do what I want, but I would like this to work. Thanks, Mike