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  • VxWorks Telnet Login

    Hello,

    We have recently closed our branch office. I would like to change the IP address of the remote switch through telnet rather than the serial interface. When I telnet to the switch, I received the following prompt...

    VxWorks login:

    I have tried admin / changeme and various others with no luck. Could someone please tell me the telnet password.

    Thanks - Ian

  • #2
    you have to enable telnet first
    use the ipbxctl -telneton x.x.x.x command to enable it
    the username info is on shoretel's site
    http://support.shoretel.com/kb/view.php?id=646

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    • #3
      why not just post the default login right here on the forums so folks don't have to go on a chase to find it?

      Default ShoreTel VxWorks login credentials:
      Username: anonymous
      Password: ShoreTel
      Last edited by Forum; 04-14-2008, 11:51 PM.

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      • #4
        it would be good to make a files section where we could post these things. The link I posted a while back is now broken and thus useless.

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        • #5
          I tried
          Username: anonymous
          Password: ShoreTel

          on my shoregear switches. That does not work at all! What's did the names change to on Shoretel 7.5?

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          • #6
            Did you enable telnet first? Post #2 in this thread...

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            • #7
              Ok, neither one of those work... neither the login, nor the enable telnet... but why do I have to enable telnet if I'm already connected via telnet and I'm at the login prompt??

              Could someone actually post the default telnet logins for the switches?

              Thanks...

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              • #8
                Those are the logins above.
                Although the switch responds to the telnet connection, it will not let you login until you enable it via the ipbxctl command from the server.

                ipbxctl -telneton 192.168.1.1

                Without wishing to insult anybodies expertise, I would reccomend that if you do not know how to telnet to the ShoreGear switches, you are not qualified enough to make changes without guidance from an experienced engineer.
                Once you have telneted to the switch, do you know what to do next? vxWorks coMmands are prEtty esOteric.

                Depending upon the generation of the switch, the way to change the IP address is different. Additionally changing IP addresses over IP is pretty risky, one tpyo and you loose the ability to connect to the switch over IP.

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                • #9
                  I have to concur with Dave here. I inadvertantly forgot to add the HEX code for my subnet mask after the IP address. Complete loss of connectivity ... and the site was 1000 miles away.. some lessons are better NOT learned the hard way.

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                  • #10
                    Why does it have to be so damn difficult just to change an IP address? Why do I need to set the HEX on it? Just to prove you guys are so intelligent? Sounds like Cisco... I have to prove my worth and intelligence to prove that I'm better than you...

                    It's an IP address... and YES, I did already enable telnet on the device, but do you have to enable it every time? This is a remote switch, so trying to do it from the Shoretel HQ server is not really an option...

                    Any simple methods would be greatly appreciated...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scotno View Post
                      Why does it have to be so damn difficult just to change an IP address? Why do I need to set the HEX on it? Just to prove you guys are so intelligent? Sounds like Cisco... I have to prove my worth and intelligence to prove that I'm better than you...

                      It's an IP address... and YES, I did already enable telnet on the device, but do you have to enable it every time? This is a remote switch, so trying to do it from the Shoretel HQ server is not really an option...

                      Any simple methods would be greatly appreciated...
                      Answer #1: why is it in Hex? Because maybe it is VXworks core? In newer versions it actually displays the interface I believe...

                      Answer #2: why do you have to do this from the server? It doesn't. You could load the app on any computer...it just resides on the HQ server.

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                      • #12
                        scotno,

                        It does time out when enabled yes, not sure after how long......you do have to enable telnet from the server. That is from the C:\Program Files\Shoreline Communications\Shoreware Server directory or it will not work. After that you can telnet from another device.

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                        • #13
                          Alternatives to Telnet and ranting

                          1. Stand in front of the switch with a laptop and use a serial cable.
                          2. Buy a console server, I have used Pearle in the past.
                          Plug a serial cable between the console server and the ShoreGear switch.
                          Telnet to the console server instead and then access the port that you connected the ShoreGear to.
                          I have a customer with lots and lots of branch offices and they connected all their network equipment including the ShoreGears in the branch offices to a console server at each office and also connected a modem via a Direct Analog line to the console server so that they could access kit during a WAN outage, genius.
                          :kiss:

                          Subnet masks only make sense in binary.
                          Last edited by ShoreTel_Dave; 08-03-2009, 12:33 PM.

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