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Gadde
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎10-17-2008
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ERX 1400 BGP neighbor password hash changing in every view

Hi,

 

This is regarding BGP password hash in a Juniper ERX 1400 Switch. Each time I give show config, the password hash is changing. I am new to this ERX series, can anyone pls. explain how to get the original password ? I tried some Googling, found 'show secrets' command, but whatever output it is giving, its already there in show config , under service-password encryption,  

enable secret level 10 5 .....

 

But my doubt is in bgp part of the config,

 

neighbor x.x.x.x password 8 (secret data)  is present in config file. every time I give a show config , its displaying a different data in secret data section.

 

This is not the case with Juniper M-Series routers, where the hash remains same always.  Can anyone pls. explain this. I need to move config from Juniper ERX to juniper M120.

 

Thanks in advance.

Thanks
Pradeep
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Ulf
Posts: 144
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: ERX 1400 BGP neighbor password hash changing in every view

Hi,

 

in 2003 I've been told the following:

 

- if password has been configured as plain-text it's shown differently each time by show conf as the system-(uptime-)time is included in the generation of the output to disguise

 

- if password has been configured encrypted it should stay the same

 

Either way it can't (easily) be reverted, so you need to talk to somebody to give you the clear-text password so that you can put that in your M120 config.

 

Best Regards

 

Ulf

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masoodnt10
Posts: 80
Registered: ‎06-20-2008
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Re: ERX 1400 BGP neighbor password hash changing in every view

I have written a BLOG " how to recover bgp password on Juniper Routers"

 

Here is the URL:

 

http://weblogs.com.pk/jahil/archive/2008/08/27/recover-bgp-password-juniper-junos.aspx

 

 

HTH

Regards,
Masood
BLOG: http://weblogs.com.pk/jahil/
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