I have 2 questions

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Mar 17th, 2009

1. I have a remote switch that ssh was enabled but it looks like the keys were not generated. How can I get to that switch

tried telnet ssh http

2. How can there be a rename config file in the flash.

6 -rwx 13223 Mar 16 2009 10:26:39 -05:00 config.text

7 -rwx 1530 Mar 16 2009 10:26:39 -05:00 private-config.text

8 -rwx 1048 Mar 16 2009 10:26:39 -05:00 multiple-fs

9 -rwx 13397 Feb 25 2009 14:16:40 -05:00 config.text.renamed

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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:03

Hello James,

1) if the device is in the middle enabled only for ssh but with no keys configured I think someone has to access it in console to complete configuration or to disable ssh and allow for telnet on the vty

2) probably someone has made a copy of the configuration file some time ago

Hope to help


glen.grant Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:03

If it was restricted to ssh then you will have to manually do it thru the console via a dialup or a directly connected pc to the console.

jfeo Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:05

ok that is what I thought just seeing if there was a trick to do this


Laurent Aubert Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:09


You need console access if SSH and Telnet is not properly configured.

Also if you have a file marked as renamed, it usually means there were a password recovery and you fallback to the express setup menu.



jfeo Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:16

there are 2 different configs on those flash

how would I boot up with either flash config

Laurent Aubert Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:51

The switch will use only config.txt file. That's why the extension is changed after a pw recovery so the swith will be with factory default settings meaning without any configuration. If you want to use the renamed config file, just remove the renamed extension by renaming the file to config.txt


Leo Laohoo Tue, 03/17/2009 - 15:55

Q: How can there be a rename config file in the flash?

A: Someone renamed the config.text file to config.text.renamed.


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