is a perl script that chats with your cisco 1600 router via the serial
console, and resets the enable password to pokpok.
Here's how it works:
- Turn the router on
- Connect the router at /dev/ttyS0 (COM1). If you've changed
the default settings on your port, you may need to run stty <
/dev/ttyS0 9600 cs8 or something.
- Run ciscopwreset, which will ask the router for the current
- Cycle the power on the router when asked to do so.
- Wait around two minutes for the procedure to complete, watching the
pretty scrolling text.
You can now connect to the router using some other tool, e.g. screen
and make any other changes you need to make (e.g. changing
Audience: network administrators (especially those new on the job)
Requires: perl, linux (probably), cisco serial cable for console (RS232/RJ45)
Technical note: This may well work on other Cisco
equipment -- let me know if it does.
Download and documentation
- ciscopwreset - The code
us if you would like more information, or if you would
like us to improve the software for you.
- Documentation? What's that? If you can't keep your
passwords, why should we have documentation? You'll just lose