Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

Ricky Beam jfbeam at
Fri Jan 8 05:58:29 UTC 2010

On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:13:28 -0500, Nick Hale <nhale at> wrote:
> I think the vendor you're thinking of was Cabletron (now Enterasys).  I
> had to call them and give them the Serial Number for them to provide me
> with the default password to the system after a hard reset (this was for
> an ELS100-24TXG 'switch').

And their CPE gear had a 5 minute password reset window after power on.   
We hated the customers who'd figured that out.

While we're on the subject, a lot of leibert gear has a dip switch/jumper  
block to turn passwords off entirely. (of course, that requires physical  
access and a power cycle.)


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