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telnet using root credential on Juniper EX switches

Posted on 2015-01-19
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I was trying to telnet from one switch to another. But instead of using the user created, I logged in as root. I use the password created for root. But it did not work. I know that the password is correct because when I was in that switch, I was able to access the shell using root and its password. So it looks like root is only used for accessing the shell and it is used locally. Correct? Thx
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Yes correct. By design you can not use root for telnet, since the password would be unencrypted.

For SSH you can configure it to allow or not access using root.
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For SSH the best idea is to generate key pair and plant public key part where you need to connect.
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As already told this is per design, this is the JTAC KB article:
http://kb.juniper.net/KB10083

Above article says router; but it is applicable for junos per se.

Thank you.
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