Switch Cisco 500 Catylst 500 - disable port security

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Apr 5th, 2007
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Hello is there a way to disable the port security and bpduguard from certain port interfaces. I cant find it in the GUI, could someone let me know of the process

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Craig Balfour Thu, 04/05/2007 - 08:55
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I don't know how to disable it via the GUI but via the command-line interface you can do the following:

interface fa0/1

no switchport port-security

no spanning-tree bpduguard

Or for a range of ports you can do:

interface range fa0/1 - 4, fa0/15

no switchport port-security

no spanning-tree bpduguard

derek.church Thu, 04/05/2007 - 10:55
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Great, can anyone tell me how to get into the command line interface, I cant seem to telnet into this switch and I also tried a console cable but nada.

derek.church Thu, 04/05/2007 - 11:20
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Looks like these particular devices dont come with a Command Line Interface, is there anyway at all to change these port settings or am I out of luck

sundar.palaniappan Thu, 04/05/2007 - 12:13
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I haven't personally used a Cat 500 series switch. But, I found this document that should help you disable port security and bpduguard. What you are seeing is the default behavior of smartport role selected for that port and you may have to change the role to something like 'other' to disable the feature(s).

Here it is for your reference;





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