I screwed up and didn't configure a router for "no ip domain lookup" and then inadvertently pasted a slew of commands into Hyperterminal and now my session is cycling through a gizillion domain lookups that will finish around Febtober the year 2033.

Already tried finding this answer here at Stack and got nothing and Google just gives me a worthless phone book of everything else but the answer.

Thanks in advance.

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Ctrl + Shift + 6 ?

I believe this is it.

Edit: Ron is correct, I do think you need to press X afterwards.

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    I think you need to type an "X" after.
    – Ron Maupin
    Nov 29, 2017 at 18:53
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    Actually, I succeeding with just the Ctrl+Shift+6 and without the X, the prompt answer helped me ALOT and I'm grateful. Nov 30, 2017 at 1:07
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    "x" is only required for outgoing connections from the Cisco node. ctrl + shift + 6 then x basically puts the outgoing connection into suspend mode. If you just want to break from CLI prompts ctrl + shift + 6 should be fine... but it also depends on your terminal client.
    – moogzy
    Dec 6, 2017 at 8:45

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