RE: snmp-password change in Cisco
It is possible to reset the password using SNMP.
First read the config to your tftp server...
/usr/OV/snmpset -c <write community string> <router IP/name>
.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.55.ipaddress.of.tftpserver octetstring <filename on
Next edit the config substituting the new, plain text, enable secret
Enable secret <password>
then tell the router to boot the config on your tftp server (tftp server
needs to be on the same subnet)...
/usr/OV/bin/ snmpset -c <write community string> <router IP/name>
.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.50.ip.address.of.tftpserver octetstring <filename on
And the new config is running, telnet to the router and try your new
password... then copy the running config to startup...
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 2:11 PM
Subject: [NV-L] snmp-password change in Cisco
I read several times in this list the way of changing a
password of a
Cisco router from Netview. However I didn't read how to do that by
only snmp. I mean if I forget the pasword of a Cisco router, is
possibility of changing it by using snmp write? I think it can be
I don't know how.
Thankyou very much,
Juan Echevarría López
AT&T Global Network Services
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