HSRP Detault Password

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Apr 21st, 2009

Hi All,

Can somebody please let me know how can we change the default HSRP password in switches.


Suresh Kumar Jain

I have this problem too.
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davy.timmermans Tue, 04/21/2009 - 22:19

to change the password /authentication string in HSRP messages, issue the following command under the interface

standby x authentication yyyyyy

where x = group number and y the password


Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 04/22/2009 - 02:21

Hello Suresh,

there is no default password set you can configure one with the command

standby group authentication pwd

Hope to help


davy.timmermans Wed, 04/22/2009 - 02:37

initially there is a value set in the authentication field which can be seen as an 'initial default password'. But as it's a default password and always the same which doesn't show up in the running config it can be interpreted as no password.


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