rancid & Procurve 2524

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Apr 5 08:06:39 UTC 2002

Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 08:25:56AM +0200, Juan José Muñoz Martinez:
> Hello to all,
> I'm working the marvellous rancid tool since two weeks ago.
> I have registered all the cisco routers, but know I have problems to collect
> the cinfiguration of HP Procurve 2524 switches.
> I use the following definitions in routers.db and .cloginrc:
> =========
> routers.db
> =========
> ...
> ...
> =========
> .cloginrc
> =========
> add autoenable 1
> add password telnetpasswd enablepasswd
> The switch is autoeabled, i.e. when I telnet by hand and press 'intro' I
> have the '#' prompt, and I can run commands as 'show config'.  But rancid
> tells that can't contact the device.
> If I debug the connection following the FAQ guidelines I see that rancid
> makes me to specify the line with the password although it don't use them.
> the execution of .hlogi or .clogin shows me the connection to the switch
> like telnet, but it blocks, perhaps rancid is waiting for some characters
> from switch, and the switch is waiting for characters from rancid.

"press I" leads me to believe that you're getting the silly menu system
or they've added something terribly silly to the login procedure.  rancid
must have the command-line interface.  eg:

% ./hlogin
spawn hpfilter telnet
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
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> Hos anybody practical experience with HP Procurve switches like 2524?
> Best Regards.

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