I have a Cisco router (it's hard to access physically so I can't tell you the model) being used as a NAT without a firewall (inside the network in such a way that that does not pose a security thread) and not as a gateway at all. I configure it by telnet. While elevated and under
conf t, I ran
no enable password seeking to have the telnet password allow full, unrestricted access to its configuration.
Now, when I log into the telnet session, I get a prompt like
RouterName> when I would expect
RouterName#. Trying to elevate with
enable yields a password prompt. Neither blank, nor the telnet password nor the old enable password work to pass this.
I've read the
enable password documentation and have seen that I needed to give a level along with my
no enable password command like
no enable password 7.
Fortunately, I did not write the current config to flash and so I would expect a cold restart to fix it. I don't particularly want to cold restart it as it's far from me now and that would entail a couple of seconds of a number of services not working. Is there any way I can resolve this without a cold restart and thus revert to working flash?