[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.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Gamer weenies...are the sludge at the bottom
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