11-12-2008 10:12 AM
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.
11-13-2008 03:36 AM
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.
11-13-2008 04:47 AM
I have written a BLOG " how to recover bgp password on Juniper Routers"
Here is the URL: