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Re: Please tell me it isnt so :( [7:47863] posted 07/02/2002
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One thing I have not seen discussed yet is why you would have both in the
config.  Older routers like 2500s with REAL boot roms did not intially
support enable secret.  You thus had to have an enable password configured
so that if the router crashed to boot rom, it still had some protection.  If
all your equipment is newer, then the enable password is not needed.

""Morgan Hansen""  wrote in message
> Hi, and once again Helo :-)
> Ive just received this note at my inbox:
> "Isn't enable password just the older form of enable
> secret?"
> Reading this allmost made me go into shock! Is this true??! Cause if it
> is im out of werdz(?)
> For allmost a year now I have with 30 something other youngsters studied
> at my school (name whatever) for the CCNA and the CNAP program. Our 2
> teachers (name irrelevant) have told us this about the passwords:
> enable password (when logging on to the router you should use this)
> enable secret (the password you must use to be able to make
> configuration changes in your router)
> So my question is:
> ARE WE BEING LIED TO?! (let me tell you, this school costs $$$$$$$, so
> im hoping for an answer like; NO)
> Oh, and one other thing. If this turnes out to be the truth, im having
> mixed emotions about paying huge amounts of $ to be able to use their
> curriculum during my CNAP studying time, just to find out that what they
> ask of you on their CCNA exam filters things not even MENTIONED in the
> Curriculum they provide! It's the sadest thing.
> Morgan Hansen
> mailto:morgan.h@xxxxxxxxx

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