Command:

flowcontrol

Mode:

Router(config-line)#

Syntax:

flowcontrol {none [lock ] [in | out ] | software [lock ] [in | out ] | hardware [in | out ]} 

no flowcontrol {none [lock ] [in | out ] | software [lock ] [in | out ] | hardware [in | out ]} 


Syntax Description:
none Turns off flow control
software Sets software flow control. An optional keyword specifies the direction: in causes the Cisco IOS software to listen to flow control from the attached device, and out causes the software to send flow control information to the attached device. If you do not specify a direction, both are assumed.
lock (Optional) Used to make it impossible to turn off flow control from the remote host when the connected device needs software flow control. This option applies to connections using the Telnet or rlogin protocols.
hardware

Sets hardware flow control. An optional keyword specifies the direction: in causes the software to listen to flow control from the attached device, and out causes the software to send flow control information to the attached device. If you do not specify a direction, both are assumed. For more information about hardware flow control, see the hardware manual that was shipped with your router.


Command Description:

To set the method of data flow control between the terminal or other serial device and the router, use the flowcontrol line configuration command. Use the no form of this command to disable flow control.

Example:

The following command sets the flow control for the line to hardware.
Router(config-line)#flowcontrol hardware

Misconceptions:
None

Related Commands:
speed
transport input
transport output
login
password
flowcontrol
speed
stopbits

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