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SDM Remote Access


I have a newly configured 1811 router. When configuring the firewall, I ticked the option to allow SDM to be used remotely.

Is there a standard port that SDM listens on? How do I access it?



Re: SDM Remote Access


Once u are done with the following SDM(Web)access config lines you can access it either thru http://ipaddress of the router or

https://ipaddress of the router..

Step 1 Enable the HTTP/HTTPS server on the router, using the following Cisco IOS commands in the global configuration mode:

Router(config)# ip http server

Router(config)# ip http secure-server

Router(config)# ip http authentication local

If the router uses an IPSec IOS image, the HTTPS server is enabled. Otherwise only the HTTP server is enabled.

Step 2 Create a user account with privilege level 15 (enable privileges, if necessary).

Router(config)# username privilege 15 password 0

Replace and with the username and password of your choosing.

Step 3 Configure SSH and Telnet for local login and privilege level 15:

line vty 0 4

privilege level 15

login local

transport input telnet

transport input telnet ssh


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Re: SDM Remote Access

Thanks for the reply, but I think I need to give a little more detail of my particular situation:

I have a block of IPs at my ISP

x.x.x.x server1

y.y.y.y server2

z.z.z.z server3

The primary site that I am hosting is at address x.x.x.x. The server hosting the site does a lot of other stuff and has port forwarding enabled for x.x.x.x with ports: 80, 443, etc..

I have been hosting this site using a router which permits remote access on port 8000, which has been fine for me since I have no other application use for port 8000.

Now, with the 1811, it would appear that the remote access for SDM requires port 443 (and any others?).

so my question is:

Can the 1811 be told to support SDM remote access on a port other than 443? How do I do this?


Will I have to shift my IP block and dedicate x.x.x.x to the 1811, y.y.y.y to server1 and z.z.z.z to server2?



Re: SDM Remote Access


Port 443 is being used for SSL access and when you try accessing by https://ipaddress it will try out the webserver port instead of the SDM port..

you can alter the http access port using ip http port 8085 command.

Then try accessing the router using the ip address and the port number (8085)..

http://ipaddress of the router:8085 ..