OSPF MD5 password

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Dec 5th, 2006
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OSPF md5 authentication passwords can be decrypted or can be used by copying and paste inspite using md5 algorithm which is same as enable secret

Is it a bug Please explain??

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Edison Ortiz Tue, 12/05/2006 - 09:11
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The md5 algorithm is used when the password is sent over the wire to a neighbor OSPF device. The password seen in the running config, however, does not protect the password at the md5 level.



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