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Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

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How is that only one person would have the password? All the configs should be backed up to a Rancid server and all the network engineers should have Radius/TACACS log in credentials. Several senior engineers or managers should be able to grant/restrict access to devices as required. The devices themselves should be restricted to having only a senior engineer or manager change critical passwords.

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