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Connecting to a live Catalyst 3560

Hi all

I inherited a LAN with a Cisco C3560 switch and I cannot access it.

I found some configuration files of the switch on previous admin's computers. Appreciate if someone could "decode" it for me. Below is the text of one of them:


(config)#banner motd ^
(config)#service password-encryption
(config)#username secadmin privilege 15 secret **********
(config)#ntp server
(config)#aaa mew-model
(config)#aaa authentication enable default none
(config)#aaa authentication login CONS_AL none
(config)#aaa authentication login VTY_AL local
(config)#hostname RUTANWSW02
(config)#ip domain name DOMAIN.ORG
(config)#crypto key generate rsa modulus 2048
(config)#ip ssh version 2
(config)#line console 0
(config-line)#login authentication CONS_AL
(config)#access-list 1 permit
(config)#line vty 0-15
(config-line)#login authentication VTY_AL
(config-line)#transport input ssh
(config-line)#access-class 1 in
#wr mem


I tried to SSH it using putty with default port 22 and it says connection refused, does not even ask for credentials.

SSH to a Cisco wireless controller on the same network works just fine. 





Hi ,  You can do SSH only

Hi , 

 You can do SSH only from host IP address , due to ACL restriction on line vty 0 15

access-list 1 permit





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I changed my IP address to 10

I changed my IP address to and could not ping the Switch, neither could SSH.

Does it matter to which port of the switch I connect?

There are other config files stored in previous admin's computer under folders named as Chapter 2.1.1 scripts, Chapter 2.1.2 scripts, etc. I could share some information from there if necessary.

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