rancid in a push configuration?
heas at shrubbery.net
Mon Jul 30 18:54:58 UTC 2001
this is not what rancid was intended for. i am not saying that this
functionality is not useful ... or not _required_ for sane config
i believe that rancid is a configuration monitoring tool primarily and
second a disaster recovery tool. that is, a baked config in the repository
can be loaded (for exmaple, h/w-replacement -- after replacing passwords,
etc) for fast recovery.
writing a parser to determine changes, or rather commands necessary to
apply those changes, is not only difficult, but a rapidly moving target.
to this, i note the paramount importance of the IETD ops-nm WG draft
(refer to internet drafts at www.ietf.org).
configuration generation, loading, and change-application is best suited
for a second tool (or suite of) with rancid integrated. where most
information is stored in a database (which *any* complimentary tool can
also utilize) and canonical configs are generated from this and templates
(for multiple router/switch platforms).
i have written such a tool for my employer, but can not release it. i
have started a tool for free release ("pita" [because it is]) which i hope
to mangle into a config generator (loader, etc), config monitoring (via
rancid), NMS, and some other useful bits. making slow progress....
Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 11:32:01AM -0700, ABochannek at yipes.com:
> I'd like to second this request. In fact, I meant to send in a request like
> this today myself.
> Alex Bochannek
> Senior Unix/Network Engineer
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Terrell [mailto:dbt at meat.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 10:57 AM
> To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
> Subject: rancid in a push configuration?
> Anybody ever used rancid or a similar tool in a push configuration? i.e.
> make changes to the cvs repository and rancid updates the router with
> that instead of vice versa.
> We'd like to have useful committer names and commit logs...
> David Terrell | "If NNTP had a protocol extension for
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