Cisco Password Recover Service is a service instant created by Cisco , inorder if the network analyst / network engineer forgets about the password. Now a days , Many of Cisco Network Engineers know how to break into cisco router which can enable them to access or delete or reconfigure the router . This recover Service can be disabled just with a command. Now lets see it .
Just type “no service password-recovery” in the privilege , it will show a warning message just press enter and reload it . you are done . Now you should never ever forgot the password . As when you break into the router the entire configure will be deleted . It should be reset from first .
Router#enable Router(config)# no service password-recovery WARNING: Executing this command will disable password recovery mechanism. Do not execute this command without another plan for password recovery. Are you sure you want to continue? [yes/no]: yes R1(config)# exit R1# reload Proceed with reload? [confirm] System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc. c2811 processor with 240640 Kbytes of main memory[/code]
Now you are done with Disabling Cisco Password Recover service .