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PIX 515 Password Recovery

I recently was givent he responsibility of a pair of PIX 515 which are running 6.3 software. I unfortunately needed to attempt a password recovery this morning and got an unexpected result.

During the recovery process I was prompted to see if I wanted to erase all passwords and it chose yes.

Thene the device showed me the following message:

password LKR)T)(*%&

enable password (#$($*%*%&%)$($

aaa server ssh console TACACS

aaa server local concole TACACS

Would you like to remove this configuration from the device ?

I again selected yes. I was then able to login tot he device with the default username/password. I immediately set my new password and enable password.

Once I logged out of the device and tried to log back in. It continued to be in initial mode and when i typed enable I was immediately prompted for a username and password and nothing worked.

What might I have missed ?

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Re: PIX 515 Password Recovery

Did you save the config after you changed the passwords?


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Re: PIX 515 Password Recovery

yes  i did the appropriate wr mem command.


Re: PIX 515 Password Recovery

Hi John,

Have you changed the config register back to the old value ??



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Re: PIX 515 Password Recovery

config register is on a router not a PIX. But ty for the response.

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