I am a newbie, having just recently acquired my CCNA. I have a new 2811 that I am configuring and the login process is not working as I am used to seeing it work. During the initial setup of the router, I followed the instructions in the banner that indicated I should configure a user and password using the following command:
username router privilege 15 secret 5 password
The privilege keyword is not something I have seen before. I have since researched it and understand it but I think this command is getting in the way of the "standard" login procedure I am used to seeing; in other words, entering a console or vty password followed by using the "enable" command and entering the enable password to get into privileged mode. As it stands now, I can telnet to the router, enter the username and password and get right into privileged mode. I can't decide if this is a security issue or not. The password that is associated with this login method is encrypted just like the enable password I am used to so it seems as though it should be OK. I also configured vty and console passwords on this router but I am now wondering if they are necessary. Will this "privileged" command suffice for both vty and console access? Can anybody shed any light on this for me?