How to disable telnet access to cisco switch 2960, 3560?

Posted on 2009-07-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
This is to stop the telnet access to the above switch, and basically only allow console access. is that possible?
Question by:Balack
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

Don Johnston earned 150 total points
Comment Utility
By default, if there is no password defined telnet access is not functional.

You could also create an ACL that denys all traffic.

conf t

line vty 0 15

 no password


conf t

access-list 1 deny any

line vty 0 15

 access-class 1 in


Open in new window

LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Jan Springer
Jan Springer earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
No password on a vty or no AAA config pretty much kills any remote telnet/ssh.

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Setup SPAN to monitor DMZ traffic 2 45
Find VLAN ID's 6 39
EIGRP  router failure 14 28
SIEM traffic 5 23
The worst thing when starting a new job is when the previous Network Administrator left behind no documentation. How do you get into the devices? If you've been in this situation or just accidently mistyped your password, this article will hopefully…
I see many questions here on Experts Exchange regarding switch port configurations and trunks. This article is meant for beginners in the subject to help to get basic knowledge about Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN (…
Viewers will learn how to properly install and use Secure Shell (SSH) to work on projects or homework remotely. Download Secure Shell: Follow basic installation instructions: Open Secure Shell and use "Quick Connect" to enter credentials includi…
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now