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Cisco IOS - How to tell if bgp neighbor is using MD5


I need to know if there is a way of telling if a bgp neighbor is using MD5 without having to read the running-config.

Is there some show command that does it?

I can't find one.

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Jimmy Larsson, CISSP, CEHNetwork and Security consultantCommented:
No, that is not visible in any show command. You need to look at the current config to see if there is a password defined or not for the peer. If there is a password, it is using md5.

router bgp 12345
 no synchronization
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
 neighbor remote-as 1222
 neighbor password cisco
 no auto-summary

cwrdy12Author Commented:
OK. I already knew I could check in the running-config, but I'll take your answer as confirmation that there is no other way. A bit daft is you ask me.

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