can I restrict console access, one of the possible way is that it should be password protected but i don't think it is a reliable way to protect the access throug console as any one can access the router in the rom monitor mode and break the pssword. Is there any way to stop the access through rom monitor mode.
2nd option solves the problem very well but when I apply this command no body can access the rom monitor mode of the router even I. What will happen if someone accidently changes the password and forget it, So as long as I think the router will become useless or is there any way to recover it, I mean by replacing the hardware or any other trick.
"no service password-recovery" doesn't turn the router into a brick if you forget the password. What it does is prevent access to the router's startup-config. If you forget the password, you are required to wipe the configuration and start over. This is good if the router is in an untrusted location, because it prevents unauthorized users from "peeking" at your configuration even via the password-recovery procedure and possibly learning things like your private passwords, SNMP communities, AAA secrets, etc.
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