With security-mode set to command:
A password is not required if you type the boot command by itself. However, if you use the boot command with an argument, a password is required.
The go command never asks for a password.
A password is required to execute any other command.
ok boot (no password required) ok go (no password required) ok boot filename (password required) Password: (password is not echoed as it is typed) ok reset-all (password required) Password: (password is not echoed as it is typed)
It is important to remember your security password and to set the security password before setting the security mode. If you forget this password, you cannot use your system; you must call your vendor's customer support service to make your machine bootable again.
ok password ok New password (only first 8 chars are used): ok Retype new password: ok setenv security-mode command ok
The security password you assign must be between zero and eight characters. Any characters after the eighth are ignored. You do not have to reset the system; the security feature takes effect as soon as you type the command.
If you enter an incorrect security password, there will be a delay of about 10 seconds before the next boot prompt appears. The number of times that an incorrect security password is typed is stored in the security-#badlogins variable.