Creating or editing ACLs offline

The section Editing an existing ACL describes how to use the CLI to edit an ACL, and is most applicable in cases where the ACL is short or there is only a minor editing task to perform. The offline method provides a useful alternative to using the CLI for creating or extensively editing a large ACL. This section describes how to:

  • move an existing ACL to a TFTP server.

  • use a text (.txt) file format to create a new ACL or edit an existing ACL offline.

  • use TFTP to load an offline ACL into the. switch’s running-config.

For longer ACLs that may be difficult or time-consuming to accurately create or edit in the CLI, you can use the offline method described in this section.