Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at
Thu Jan 7 05:32:54 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 10:45:32PM -0600, Joe Greco wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at> wrote:
> > > Which goes to show that they just really don't get it when it comes to security. ?Maybe they  should look here at all the entries for 'default credentials':
> > 
> > Roland, this isn't the home wi-fi market we're talking about.  Anyone
> > that's going to buy one of these puppies is going to have a clue about
> > putting their password in. 
> You apparently missed the recent thread on NANOG where this guy was asking
> for some help with "Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge
> Equipment" ...  apparently not everyone has the "clue" you expect them to.

To be fair, he was just asking about factory resetting the device because
the current password was unknown, then reconfiguring the device (I'm willing
to be generous and assume that the reconfiguration included setting a new,
secure password).

- Matt

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