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Router - Secure a Router - Basic

Below are a few steps to set up basic security on a router,


Set Banner.

(config)#banner motd


Set Secret enable password.

(config)#enable secret <password>

Set Line terminal passwords.

(config)#line <terminal> <number>
(config-line)#password <password>

Line Timeout

On VTY set timout out

(config-line)#exec-timeout <min>

Copy the Config changes

#(config) Copy running-config startup-config

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R Donato

Ricky Donato is the Founder and Chief Editor of He currently works as a Principal Network Security Engineer and has a keen interest in automation and the cloud.

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