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By colin_mckevitt ·
Hello folks

I have been tasked in restoring a bay 450 switch and am faced with a password my associate has configured and forgoten what he hsa put!!! I know that in certain situations you can break into the boot mode and rescue/restore certainpasswords.

Has anyone got any great ideas to get round this awfull problem!! I need Read/Write access.

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by Fossil In reply to All network gurus please ...

To the tune of African Guy's, "But I Got High"

you need to restore a bay 450 switch?
unknown password - ain't it a *****?
now you want to try
to have help to get by
all i can say
is nice try
is nice try.

passwords were made just for onething
so that evil folks wouldn't sting
shouldn't go where you don't belong
it's really a sorry song
crackin' the password
crackin' the password,
crackin' the password.

by now you must realize,
no matter how you tries
that the tears in your eyes,
mean you need lots more tries
but it won't work will it guys?
better yet - just pack it up,
just pack it up
just pack it up

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by colin_mckevitt In reply to All network gurus please ...

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by eBob In reply to All network gurus please ...

Pretty amusing answer, eh?

I don't know the details of this for Bay/Nortel, but you can certainly do this with Cisco. Their CCO website has the procedures all lined out. The procedure assumes that you have physical access to the box, and can plugin to the console port.

I have to assume that Bay/Nortel have a similar functionality. I don't know what that may be, but your support contract should certainly allow you to access that info through the TSC.

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to All network gurus please ...

Try this (got this from "gunfighter" at www.tek-tips.com),

Power off , wait about 30 seconds, Power on...

Within 15 seconds type : NetICs<cr>

You will then be in enable mode... You should be able to retrieve the password from the security menu.

Hope that helps -

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