I wonder if anybody knows the reason why some IOS router/switch platforms will accept either "password" or "secret" when adding a user, and why some only accept "password". I've found that the following platforms seem to only accept "password" for users:
3600, 2600, 3500, 7200, 7500
While these platforms happily accept both:
4000, 4500, 6000, 6500, 1700, 2800, 2900
Is this a platform-specific command or an IOS-specific? Or is it maybe a configuration parameter?
Thanks Sundar, however I have checked several devices with IOS versions later than the one specified in that document you linked where the "secret" command is not available. However in another device, same platform but slightly new IOS, the command is available. Perhaps it's a specific feature set which enables it?
I was just doing some research. It appears this feature was available only in Early Deployment (ED) releases in 12.2 mainline code. However, the feature was integrated into General Deployment (GD) code in the 12.3 mainline images. With regard to your other query about the feature set this feature is suppported with 'ip-only' feature set as well.
You can verify this by going to www.cisco.com/go/fn and search the image by feature 'enhanced password security'.
12.2(24a) is Deferred release and 12.3(5) image you have noted in previous posting is a GD image.
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