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Recovering CATOS switch password using snmp

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I have a CATOS switch, 4500 series. The vty password and snmp RW community ara available
Is any tool available to recover the enable password through snmp?

It is a CATOS switch, not an IOS. Hence, ciscosnmptool is not working as it support only IOS v12 or newer.

Differenctly is possible to recover the config, and then recover the passsword through normal recovery procedure?

Regards
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by:Don Johnston
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Enable password recovery always require a console connection and a power cycle (or reset).

On a CatOS switch, the defined user mode and privileged mode passwords are disabled during the first 30 seconds of operation.

Get a console session up and power cycle the switch. Then wait until it starts to respond to your input. Once it does, you've got about 30 seconds to get into privileged mode and reset the user and/or privileged mode passwords.

Don't forget that CatOS switches have default passwords that requires you to press <enter> when prompted for a password.
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lrmoore earned 400 total points
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You should be able to use PUT commands with RW SNMP strings available.
Do you mean the enable password?
You can get a 30 day eval of Solarwinds toolset that has a great tool to do just that
http://www.solarwinds.com/products/toolsets/ConfigUp.aspx
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by:ampranti
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lrmoore:
i will try solarwinds.

In addition, is any recommened utility/script  (windows or linux) that i can use to send  custom snmp PUT commands to a router?

Thanks
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