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The BRST is a web based utility that requests information about your environment and generates a secure Cisco router configuration based on your input.

To get started, check out!

Table of contents

Quick start

Three quick start options are available:

The content of the BRST folder should be copied into your web server's site directory, likely /var/www/html.

Read the Start Here page for information on how to use the BRST to generate a secure configuration file.

What's included

Within the download you'll find the following directories and files, logically grouping common assets and providing both compiled and minified variations. You'll see something like this:

├── .htaccess
├── about.html
├── advanced.html
├── BRST-favicon-16x16.ico
├── contact.html
├── copying.html
├── crypto-key-generation.html
├── download.html
├── faq.html
├── favicon.ico
├── index.html
├── normal.html
├── services-and-protocols.html
├── template.html
├── troubleshooting.html
├── css/
│   ├── bootstrap.css
│   ├──
│   ├── bootstrap.min.css
│   ├── bootstrap.min2.css
│   ├── bootstrap2.css
│   ├── bootstrap-theme.css
│   ├──
│   ├── bootstrap-theme.min.css
│   ├── bootswatch.min.css
│   ├── index.html
├── fonts/
│   ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot
│   ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg
│   ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf
│   ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff
│   ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff2
│   ├── index.html
├── img/
│   ├── brst-brand.png
│   ├── BRST-favicon-32x32.png
│   ├── brst-logo.png
│   ├── brst-logo-big.png
│   ├── index.html
├── js/
│   ├── bootstrap.js
│   ├── bootstrap.min.js
│   ├── bootswatch.js
│   ├── brst.js
│   ├── index.html
│   ├── jquery-1.102.min.js
│   ├── npm.js

We provide compiled CSS and JS (bootstrap.*), as well as compiled and minified CSS and JS (bootstrap.min.*). CSS source maps (bootstrap.*.map) are available for use with certain browsers' developer tools.

Bugs and feature requests

Have a bug or a feature request? Please first search issues for existing and closed issues. If your problem or idea is not addressed yet, please open a new issue.


The BRST's documentation is integrated into the site via the Help pages and links to them throughout the web pages.


Participation in the project is welcome. The following areas help make the project more useful to everyone:

  • Reporting issues (See Bugs and feature requests above).
  • Requesting features (See Bugs and feature requests above).
  • Implementing changes


Keep track of development and community news.


Not fully implemented yet, but will likely be maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines.


Ted LeRoy


Abhi Balakrisnan

Vernon Villanueva

Copyright and license

Code and documentation copyright 2007-2015 Ted LeRoy. Code released [GNU Affero General Public License] ( Docs are integrated and are covered under the same license.