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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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On crucial core network kit (at small firms), I often print the password and attach it to the device (along with IP address, SSID, etc). Normally the back/underside. Anyone with enough physical access to see it could do a factory reset (or just unplug it) anyway.

I know that I won't be around forever, and I also know that there's unlikely to be a formal, structured, handover when that time comes. I want to make it as easy as possible for my successor because when the shoe has been on the other foot I have appreciated such acts too.

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