Review: Password Protections for the CLI

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Chapter 7, “Installing and Operating Cisco LAN Switches,” and Chapter 8, “Configuring Ethernet Switching,” discussed how routers and switches protect CLI access using different passwords. As a reminder, Figure 23-11 reviews the locations where IOS can require a password to get into the CLI, or move to a different mode: the console, vty, and to move from user to enable mode.

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Figure 23-11 Locations to Consider Passwords: Console, vty, and Enable

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