removing enable secret password - cisco

Rizzo, Joe JRizzo at
Thu Oct 25 16:48:06 UTC 2001

I hope this is not a stupid question...

I like how Rancid removes the encrypted passwords from the config, however
if "enable secret" is used, the encrypted password is not removed.

For a quick fix I modified line 880 of rancid(2.2b5). 
from: /^(enable )?(password|passwd) / &&
to: /^(enable )?(password|passwd|secret) / &&

Am I overlooking a reason that the "enable secret" password should not be
removed from the configs?

If not can the enable secret password be removed in future versions of


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