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Router and Switch Passwords

gsalmon444
Beginner
Beginner

Hi all

What is the difference in setting passwords to access the console, Telnet (line vty 0 4) and other passwords in routers and switches. Are all the commands and where you set the passwords at the cmd prompts the same etc

Regards

Glenn

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sourabhagarwal
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

console password is used to authenticate user when user will try to access device through console port.

Telnet password is used to authenticate user when user will telnet to the device from remotely.

Hope this URL will give you more information.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1818/products_configuration_example09186a0080204528.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800ca7d1.html

rate if it helps ...

rfountain
Beginner
Beginner

*deleted message* did not see the one above.

adnan.zafar
Beginner
Beginner

When u want authorize person to access router/switch through console then you implement console password and same criteria for telnet

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