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HP ProCurve J8766A Release Note: Physical Access To The Switch

Hp procurve j8766a: release note.
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C a u t i o n :
Downloading and booting from the L.10.20 or greater software version for the first time enables SNMP
access to the authentication configuration MIB (the default action). If SNMPv3 and other security
safeguards are not in place, the switch's authentication configuration MIB is exposed to unprotected
SNMP access and you should use the above command to disable this access.
2.
If you choose to leave the authentication configuration MIB accessible, then you should do the
following to help ensure that unauthorized workstations cannot use SNMP tools to access the
MIB:
Configure SNMP version 3 management and access security on the switch.
Disable SNMP version 2c on the switch.
Refer to "Using SNMP Tools To Manage the Switch" in the chapter titled "Configuring for Network
Management Applications" in the Management and Configuration Guide for your switch..

Physical Access to the Switch

Physical access to the switch allows the following:
use of the console serial port (CLI and Menu interface) for viewing and changing the current
configuration and for reading status, statistics, and log messages.
use of the switch's Clear and Reset buttons for these actions:
clearing (removing) local password protection
rebooting the switch
restoring the switch to the factory default configuration (and erasing any non-default
configuration settings)
Keeping the switch in a locked wiring closet or other secure space helps to prevent unauthorized
physical access. As additional precautions, you can do the following:
Disable or re-enable the password-clearing function of the Clear button.
Configure the Clear button to reboot the switch after clearing any local usernames and
passwords.
Modify the operation of the Reset+Clear button combination so that the switch reboots, but
does not restore the switch's factory default settings.
Disable or re-enable password recovery.
Enforcing Switch Security
Switch Management Access Security
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