Can anyone help: I have a CatOS 6509 that I cannot login to.
I logged in the other day to try and change the password after the last admin left the company.
At first I couldn't change the password because I wasn't using the command correctly (used to IOS rather than CatOs), then when using the 'set password' menu system type command it would never accept the 'old password'.
I've since logged off and cannot log back on again.
The strange thing is that I saved the config (wrote to tftp) and logged the whole session in putty but can't see that the password changed, the hashed password in the config also doesn't seemed to have changed.
So it appears that I'm locked out.
Can anyone suggest anything? Rebooting and performing password recovery has to be the absolute last option as this Switch carries a lot of production traffic and has been up for over 5 years.