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[SRX-IDP] "idpinfo_handle_counters_command : Invalid command" errors with some IDP Commands

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Article ID: KB29172 KB Last Updated: 04 Mar 2017Version: 2.0
Summary:

This article explains why the CLI may report the following error when some operational IDP commands are entered on the SRX:

idpinfo_handle_counters_command : Invalid command

Symptoms:

An IDP operational command is not producing the desired result.

Cause:

Incomplete IDP show commands are entered on the CLI, but they are not automatically completed.

In the show commands, Tab or Space completion of a command is supported. Also, if there is only one unique command, Junos automatically completes the command.

For example:

show security idp stat  <enter>

automatically becomes:

show security idp status

However, some IDP commands do not automatically complete.

For example:

show security idp counters log

results in the following error if it is incomplete, even though there is no other command choice:

root@SRX> show security idp counters l
error: "idpinfo_handle_counters_command : Invalid command"

Solution:

The solution is to press the Tab key to populate the remainder of the command. Pressing the Space bar does not complete the command.

Note: This is a bug that requires correction, but, at the present time, there is no timeframe for a fix.

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