Password Config Question
Here’s a new CCENT question to consider. It’s a bit long to read, but it reviews some unrelated concepts, so hopefully the length won’t get in the way. As usual, if you post ideas, leave out your answer letters from the title line to avoid spoiling it for others. Enjoy! Question is below the fold.
The figure shows a small enterprise network. The switches all have default configuration, except for the configuration to be added to switch SW1, as shown a little later in the question. Host A has a working terminal emulator that supports both telnet and SSH. Host A also has a console cable connected to SW1’s console port (not shown in the figure). The other two switches both have all default configuration, except that SW3 configures all ports to be in VLAN2.
Although these questions mostly ignore the routers and PCs, note that all PCs can ping each other. On the left side of the figure, all switch interfaces default to be in the same VLAN (VLAN 1). Similarly, on the right, all devices sit in the same VLAN (VLAN 2).
The switches are layer 2 only switches, like most typical Cisco access layer switches.
The following configuration is next copied and pasted into configuration mode on SW:
Example 2-2-1: Configuration To-be-Pasted into Switch SW1
After pasting the configuration into configuration mode, the engineer exits configuration mode, and issues the show running-config command. Which of the following is true about the enable, enable secret, console password, and the password set on the one username command?
A. The enable secret password, secretpw, is visible
B. The enable password, enablepw, is visible
C. The password in the username command, userpw, is visible
D. All of these passwords are hidden from view, but with only some listing an encryption or encoding type 7 in the command
E. All of these passwords are hidden from view, with all listing an encryption or encoding type 7 in the command