Nipper and Cisco configuration results

Subba Rao castellan2004-nsm at
Thu Apr 2 17:33:12 CDT 2009

I am using Nipper for verifying my Cisco configuration.  Nipper is finding the "rlogin" service that is not in the configuration.  I have searched the access lists and do not see it anywhere.  The explanation by Nipper about this finding, "....Telnet protocol implemented by this service...." is confusing.  Here is the Nipper's output:

Rlogin Service Settings

The Rlogin service enables remote administrative access to a CLI on Cisco Router Devices.  The Telnet protocol implemented by th service is simple and provides no encryption of the network communications between client and the server.  This section details the Rlogin settings.

Description                Setting
Rlogin Service            Enabled
Service TCP Port        513

I have checked a few other routers where SSH was not enabled with the same results.

Can someone explain why Nipper is saying "Rlogin is enabled" when I do not see it in the configuration file?  Is there something else that I need to be looking at?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Subba Rao

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