[rescue] Catalyst 5000 passwords

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Sep 19 20:54:14 CDT 2003

On 19 Sep 2003, Dan Sikorski wrote:

> I figured something out.  Right as soon as my Cisco Catalyst 5000 boots
> up, for a short amount of time on the serial console it will take a
> blank password for both the console password and the enable password,
> even if there is a password set.  Is this done intentionally as a
> recovery measure?

Yes.  Most Catalysts have that feature.

> Is it a configurable option?

No.  Well, it may be configurable via the configuration register, but I
don't believe it's documented.

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