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Telnet password problems

Apologies for such a basic problem, but just coming back into Cisco after some time away and am very rusty.

Have programmed a 2611 via the console, but am attempting to access it via telnet. It is asking me for a username, which I did not program. I need to know if there is a default username that I assume goes with the user mode password (ie level 0 or cisco or something) and what is the command I need to put into the line config to remove the need for a username? I want to be able to telnet in and just be prompted for a password as per normal.




Re: Telnet password problems

There is no default username.

Check the config at line vty 0 4. If there's a 'login local' command, disable it.

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Re: Telnet password problems

No there is no login command in the vty line config at all, just a password. normally I would expect to see "login" on its own but there's nothing.

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Re: Telnet password problems

to set up a simple telnet, type ( from conf terminal mode):

line vty 0 4

password XXXXXX


CTRL-z out of config and that should be all you need


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Re: Telnet password problems

Do you have aaa authentication configured??

if not try the following ...

router(config)#aaa new-model

router(config)#aaa authentication login no_tacacs local

router(config)#username password

router(config-line)#login authentication no_tacacs

then you would use the username and password you configure ... Hope this helps.

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