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  • From: Alec H. Peterson
  • Date: Sun Apr 30 10:39:21 2000

Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> TACACS encryption won't help if you follow the Cisco Essential IOS Features
> (v 2.82 - Feb 18, 2000).  On page 45 they discuss router command auditing
> and recommend:
> aaa accounting command 15 start-stop tacacs+
> Unfortunately, this will log in your syslog the password commands in
> cleartext.  You would have to be sure that the Unix/NT system you are
> logging all Cisco commands to is as secure as your router.  How many of you
> run ISS/Cybercop/Netrecon scans every week on your logging servers to be
> sure they are secure?

Hrm, that's odd, since I was using TACACS+ accounting a while ago (that
exact command actually) and it never logged any passwords that I entered...


Alec H. Peterson - [email protected]
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