Cryptographic IOS versions on Catalyst Switches

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Feb 19th, 2007

1. Where can one find the differences between Catalyst switch IOS with cryptographic features and without cryptographic features?

2. In order to access Cat switches over SSH and HTTPS, do we require Cryptographic versions of the Cat IOS?

3. What does "k9" stands for in IOS names? e.g. "3560-ipservicesk9"


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mrmozaffari Mon, 02/19/2007 - 23:35


Answer to Q1 :

Best plase to compare the Catos and IOS is

there you can search by ios names or platforms or features and compare images.

Answer to Q2 :

Yes you need Cryptographic version

Answer to Q3 :

K9 stand for Cryptographic version if you have ipservicesk9 you can do SSH in the feature navigator if you search the ios without K9 you will find this :


that means this catos does not support Cryptographic.

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