Yes, but do you really want to go through the password recovery process on a device that someone else has been managing with free reign? What if the configuration wasn't written to the device, you reboot it, and then you're facing a pristine new configuration? Congratulations, you now get to start rebuilding a network by hand with no real idea how it's setup. On top of that the guy who built it is sitting in jail and _really_ doesn't want to help you. You may be locked out, but at least the network still functions.
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That may be, but there are some times when rules don't allow someone with a record to hold a privileged position. I've seen a few cases where people couldn't be allowed to do a certain job because of past actions. They were 20+ years earlier and, IMHO, rather minor. Regardless, sometime it's just not allowed.
Thanks, that's an interesting way to make a comparison. I just checked for my 15 mile commute to work, which takes 20-30 minutes. If I took public transportation it would take about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Yeah, that's much more efficient.