At my CCNA class the routers we use (2600)wont allow you to use the login command(when in line console mode or vty mode) until you have put a password in-however a question on the Cisco site gives the answer as - line vty 0 4 login password cisco its question 3 on the practice questions for Semester 2. Any definitive answer please? The older routers I used would allow it either way-is the Version perhaps? TIA
Unfortunatly, my CNA CCNA 2 Module has been closed for quite some time now. If I remember correctly, that would have been the correct answer. A lot also does depend on the version of the CNA that you're taking. Since I took v3.1, there may have been a few things that were presented in later versions that I know I missed. 2600 routers to the CNA I know are considered old, but that doesn't mean that commands from past routers to present are excluded. Does the question specify if you are using a virtual telnet login or using a console login?
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The cisco exam would be unlikely to ask 'What is the correct order?' If you were asked about how to set up password validation on a telnet connection it is more likely to test your knowledge that you needed both the password and the login commands. In a simulation, if this step was required, either order would pass AFAIR, although I just got into the habit of putting in password first in preparation for my exam.
Thanks for that-I am hooping to take my CCNA in July-have taken a few practice exams and have been getting around 90% -the applets that open up seem quite straight forward-just wondered if it is true that once you answer a question you cant go back to it? thanks for your time
The output of a "show running-config" or "show startup-config" shows the commands in a certian order, not necessarily the order they were entered. The exception to this of course is definately access-lists where the order of entries is kept intact by the IOS.
There have been very few mix-ups discovered where the router would not accept a set of commands in the order as they appear in the configuration. In most cases, the commands are accepted with a warning message but are still accepted, such as this case.
Just tested your dilemma on a 2600 series running IP base IOS version
12.3.22. From a clean default configuration, I entered configuration mode, entered "line vty 0 15", then entered the login command. The message "% Login disabled on line XX, until 'password' is set" appeared but the configuration retained the command.
My response is to accept the answer as "line vty 0 15" (or 0 4), "login", "password XXXXX" just like you wrote below depite the warning from the IOS when the login command is entered before the password.
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