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how can i monitor and audit the commands entered into our cisco router? and also trace who entered them???
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Question by:orcganir
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by:MarkDozier
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use the syslog command. Your router documentation should cover the command or you can look it up on the cisco site.

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by:orcganir
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actually, what i was looking for is a way to log the commands entered, by who and when..
i alredy have an existing syslog setup. i use RADIUS for authentication but its accounting features are somewhat limited.. thanks
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by:fatlad
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With Radius or TACACS command accounting you should be able to have all the commands issued by user. Check out

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800ca7aa.html#32118

Should tell you how to set it up

Good Luck

FatLad
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by:fatlad
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Sorrt just noticed that Cisco does not support RADIUS accounting, only TACACS+
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We use TACACS+ for this purpose.

If you don't have TACACS+ check out the following:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5207/products_feature_guide09186a00801d1e81.html

Looks like Cisco has introduced a configuration change log as of 12.3(4)T.
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