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Locking down a switch

Here's the deal.

We have a switch that's outside the PIX. All internal switches are configured for tacacs+ using ACS 2.6 for NT. I need to lock down this switch although I'm unsure as to what would be the best method. Do I configure tacacs+ on the switch to authenticate through the PIX? Should I configure local AAA? Both?

What about telneting into the box, or http access for that matter? Wouldn't the logon credentials be sent over in clear text? I suppose I could set up a box to SSH into and then telnet from there...

Any ideas appreciated.

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Re: Locking down a switch

Wouldn't it make good sense for the outside switch to be managed with an ip address in your management subnet? This will eliminate some of your concerns. SSH Server may or may not be available for your switch, but if it isn't, then that would give you much better security than TACACS.

HTH

Jeff

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Re: Locking down a switch

Right...so i'd just configure vlan1 to have an internal IP...

Should've really thought that one through...thanks.

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