All Cisco networking devices are shipped with a factory default configuration. For the device to function according to your networking needs, this default configuration should be customized. The process of modifying the configuration can be achieved through various means. For administrative purposes, such as backup, security, and disaster recovery, these configurations are often saved in various formats and locations. Netadmins use various tools for accessing, configuring, and managing Cisco devices. This chapter discusses tools for the following items:
Connecting to Cisco devices for configuration
— Local connection using a console interface
— Remote connection using Telnet
Securing remote connections ...