RE: changing routers and switchs passwords remotely
From: Steve Fletcher (safletcher_at_insightbb.com)
To: "'Stephane Auger'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Juan B'" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 14:14:39 -0600
I had looked at this program in the past myself, but there are enough
limitations on the freeware version to limit its usefulness in a larger
network. According to the web site, here are the limiteations:
The Freeware edition of Kiwi CatTools supports:
Up to 5 devices in the device database
Up to 5 scheduled activities
Up to 2 simultaneous TFTP sessions
Single threaded operation
Since he said there are 80 switches, the Freeware edition would not be
feasible. To handle this many devices, he would need to purchase the
Professional edition, which sells for $149.
Just my $.02 worth.
MCSE (NT4/Win2k), MCSE: Security (Win2k), HP Master ASE, CCNA, Security+
From: Stephane Auger [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 12:53 PM
To: Juan B; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: changing routers and switchs passwords remotely
Taken from the site:
Kiwi CatTools is a freeware application that provides automated device
configuration management on routers, switches and firewalls.
Support is provided for Cisco / 3Com / Extreme / Foundry / HP /
Netscreen / Multicom devices and more.
Some of the many tasks Kiwi CatTools perform to make your life easier
* Perform configuration backups and have any differences instantly
e-mailed to you.
* Issue commands via Telnet or SSH to many devices at once.
* Change the configuration at scheduled times.
* Change all your network device passwords in one go.
This configuration management tool is also fully scriptable, has a
built-in TFTP server, supports SSH, Telnet and more.
We use it, and it works great on any device you can telnet to, as long
as it's command-line control.
Another way would be to find the SNMP ID of the admin password and use
the write community to modify the value, although freeware for this is
pretty cheap and finding the SNMP info is pretty complex if you've never
done it before.
From: Juan B [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: December 2, 2004 4:24 AM
Subject: changing routers and switchs passwords remotely
in my organization we need to change the enable password of the swithces
( about 80 )and routers once each three monthes I an looking for a cheap
utility or application which can help me do that..
can someone advice please?
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