Exec Alias


You run a local petshop located in The Netherlands and the network in use has been configured for you. Your colleagues like routers but they are not used to working with the command-line. You decide to help them by using exec aliases for some of the commands they require most.


  • All IP addresses have been preconfigured for you.
  • OSPF has been configured for connectivity.
  • Typing “shr” should show the routing table.
  • Typing “sho” should show the OSPF database.
  • Typing “i l0” in global configuration mode should switch to the configuration of the loopback0 interface.
  • Typing “newsa VAULT” in global configuration mode should create a new standard access-list called VAULT.




Exec Alias

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  1. I cannot use more than 1 words for the alias, but this is my solution;
    alias configure l0 int lo0
    alias configure VAULT ip access-list standard VAULT
    alias exec shr sh ip route
    alias exec sho sh ip ospf database

  2. alias configure ilo interface loopback 0
    alias configure newsaVAULT ip access-list standard VAULT
    alias exec shr show ip route
    alias exec sho show ip ospf database
    alias exec ilo interface loopback 0

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