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Re: previledge password in cisco routers
From: Michael Reilly <michaelr () cisco com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 11:52:31 -0800

Note that password recovery doesn't give you the password. It lets you create a new one which replaces the existing password. It also deletes some information stored in private nvram. You don't actually get the same configuration after password recovery that you had before.

Note that password recovery can only be done on the serial console port - this is the physical access you need. You can't do it remotely

michael
Mister Coffee wrote:
john morris wrote:

Is there a quick and decent way to obtain the previledge password of a
cisco router my version is as follows
cisco 3640 (R4700) processor

 >
If you have physical access, there is a password recovery method that's detailed in Cisco's documentation on the 3600 series. If it's your box, or one you're responsible for (and can thus get someone to go on-site and have physical access for you), it's a no-brainer. If it's not your box, then . . .

Cheers,
L4J

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