Configure Cisco Switch Telnet Login and Password

Posted May 27, 2004 by Quinn McHenry in Cisco switch

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The ability to telnet into a Cisco switch greatly simplifies remote administration of the device. This tech-recipe describes enabling telnet logins and password protecting them.

To enable telnet logins into a Cisco switch and set the telnet password to keepout, use the following commands from configuration mode:

line vty 0 15
password keepout

To telnet to the switch, it must have an IP address configured.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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