about pppoe password

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Jul 31st, 2007
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if i was using CLI to do:

ppp chap password <password>

how can i use something i can recognize, and still encrypt it? if i do a "ppp chap password 0 pw", then my password "pw" is open to viewing, but if i do "ppp chat password 5 pw", "pw" wouldn't be acceptable, so how can i use something i can remember and still mask the actual password?

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If you simply use ppp chap password and turn on the service password-encryption then the password will be crypted (not hashed) with a light algorithm (there are free tools on the Internet for that) and you can restore it but not stored as clear text in the config.

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winstoncheng Wed, 08/01/2007 - 12:47
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This would be done by just entering:

password encryption aes

at the config?

And it's one command for the entire router, not just the Dialer0 interface?

mohammedmahmoud Tue, 07/31/2007 - 22:44
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The only 2 accepted values for password encryption (in the display) is 0 (not yet encrypted - default) and 7 (and here you must enter the password in the encrypted form), but note that once you enabled service password-enryption, the password will be encrypted when displayed, even if you've entered it as unencrypted "0".


Mohammed Mahmoud.


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