Adding or Modifying an Entry in the Host Table

You can use the host command to add or modify an entry to the host table. You can enter the optional username and password in plain text (unencrypted). Or, if you know the correct encrypted forms of the username and password, you can enter the encrypted forms. For more information about the encrypted values, see Determining the Encrypted Values for Usernames and Passwords.

This command allows network files to be accessible from a host. This command supports:

Note: You cannot invent an encrypted string to be used with the algorithm 8 option. You must use plain text (unencrypted) strings for the initial configuration. The only way to obtain a valid encrypted string is to enable password encryption (by issuing the service password-encryption command) and then examine the output of the show configuration command. Username and password encryption is made available primarily so that scripts generated from the show configuration output can be saved, used, and transferred without fear of password exposure.

Caution: Because the capability to encrypt passwords that you configure using the service password-encryption command does not provide robust, effective protection from unauthorized attacks, we recommend that you also exercise additional network security mechanisms in conjunction with this command.

To add or modify an entry to the host table:

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