How To: Enable SSH On A Cisco 2950

First you have to make sure you are running a version of code that has encryption. See my previous article for instructions on how to upgrade the code. Once your code is upgraded, here are the steps to enable SSH on a Cisco 2950.

Generate An SSH Key

Verify your key like so

Wow 1993, feels good to be a time machine 🙂

Configure the allowed number of retries

Enabling SSH on the VTYs

Configuring A Username

When you’re running telnet you don’t need a username. But when you are using SSH, you do.

Now were golden, let’s test.

Awesome ! That concludes this short tutorial.

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