Login Failing on Nortel Switch (ESU 1800)

Hi all,

Firstofall, sorry for coming up with a question on my first posting. I'm quite sure this is just stupidity on my side, but definitely I'm needing some help :)

The device I'm trying to connect/backup is some Nortel Metro Ethernet Switch. I've used the Type Nortel.Switch.Passport and defined the username / password in the AAA username / AAA password fields. I can see in wireshark that KiwiCat succesfully logs in, but it just doesn't notice, it also shows a login in the switch log.

 

The login banner / prompts look like the following:

*********************************************
* Copyright (c) 2004 Nortel Networks, Inc.  *
* All Rights Reserved                       *
* Nortel Metro Ethernet Service Unit 1800   *
* Software Release 2.0.2.1                  *
*********************************************
Login: rwa
Password: ***
 $

There's a whitespace behind Login:, Password: and one before and behind the $ prompt.

 

 The same in debug log

2010-03-26 20:20:44 3-Info 0 Kiwi CatTools Loading activity: Device.ConnectivityTest.Login. Schd: 1
2010-03-26 20:20:44 4-Debug 0 Kiwi CatTools Marshaller - Running script. Device: esu1800
2010-03-26 20:20:45 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Connected to 192.168.15.35
2010-03-26 20:20:45 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Login Nortel Passport: esu1800
2010-03-26 20:20:45 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Beginning Login AAA
2010-03-26 20:20:45 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Sending login AAA password
2010-03-26 20:21:15 1-Error 1 esu1800 Did not receive expected response after sending password.
2010-03-26 20:21:15 2-Warning 1 esu1800 Authentication failed - will retry.
2010-03-26 20:21:48 2-Warning 1 esu1800 Username failed - will retry.
2010-03-26 20:22:19 2-Warning 1 esu1800 Username failed - will retry.
2010-03-26 20:22:19 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Login to esu1800 failed
2010-03-26 20:22:19 3-Info 1 esu1800 Login results = VTY: Failed, Enable: N/A, HostID: N/A
2010-03-26 20:22:19 4-Debug 1 esu1800 Disconnected from 192.168.15.35

 I have tried a few things like setting VTY Prompt to 'Password: ' and also to ' $ ' but it all won't work for me :)

 

Can I have some help from one of you?