4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2013 7:33 PM by Adrian Kells RSS

    Transport input telnet/ssh command...confused...

    paulsainato

      My question is about setting up Telnet access to a Cisco switch.

       

      With regards to my ICDN1 book I have read that you either have to set telnet or SSH access or both using the following vty command: transport input telnet ssh (omitting telnet if you just want to use SSH)

       

      So here is where I am confused. In taking various boson exams they are showing that a Telnet connection can be made to a switch by setting the IP address on a VLAN and issuing the "password" and "login" commands without even using the "transport input" type command.

       

      How can this be?

       

      I had telnet configured on the switch here in my home lab and then issued a "transport input none" command and not I can not connect via Telnet. But looking at the testing configuration it does not even use this command. The config reads as follows on the Boson NetSim Exam:

       

      line vty 0 15

      login

      password cisco

       

      I am thinking is it because I already set the transport method on the switch and then took it off by using the "none" command.

       

      So is the test wrong? How can I totally get rid of the transport method on a vty interface??

       

      Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

       

      ~Paul