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enable password or enable secret password for telneting to a router?

Hi,

Which password is needed for accessing the enable mode on a router through telnet connection?

line password that you give under "line vty 0 4"

enable password

enable secret password.

I studied somewhere console port is the only port through which you can access the enable mode without an enable password. What exactly does this mean? Can I use enable secrect instead of enable password here.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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New Member

Re: enable password or enable secret password for telneting to a

If you have an enable secret configured, it will be used instead of the enable password when switching to enable mode, no matter how you connect. This does apply to telnet, console, and any auxillary ports used to manage the router.

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Re: enable password or enable secret password for telneting to a

in line vty 0 4 mode, you´ll need:

password xxxxxxxx

login

Then, when you access the router via telnet and type that pass, you are in enable mode.

New Member

Re: enable password or enable secret password for telneting to a

The password in the vty line is the password for telnet access, not enable mode. Once you are connected to the telnet session, you will have to provide the enable secrect to enter enable mode, or the enable password is there is not an configured enable secret.

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Re: enable password or enable secret password for telneting to a

hi

you can try

in line mode

line vty 0 4

login local

then in global

username cat privilege 15 password 0 dog

or try using the priv command under the line mode. (have not used this)

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