CatOS Problem

Christopher E. Brown chris.brown at
Thu Sep 30 18:20:29 UTC 2004

I noticed that for whatever reason there is an issue with prompt parsing 
on CatOS devices.

I had to set login/enable passwords and autoenable = 0 in cloginrc for 
my Cat)S devices.

Coupe, Mark (ITD) wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a Cisco network of 1900s (haven't dealt with yet), IOS and 
> CatOS.  I've got all the IOS and CatOS devices in a single router.db 
> file.  The manufacturer entry is set for each to either 'cisco' or 
> 'cat5' as appropriate.  The problem that I'm having is that while all of 
> the IOS devices have their config pulled without issue, none of the 
> CatOS devices do.
> I have successfully logged into and run commands on the CatOS devices by 
> using 'clogin' and specifying the hostname and commands.  When I use 
> 'rancid-run' I get the following error message (or similar) in the logs 
> for each of the devices:
> "<hostname> clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
> <hostname>: missed cmd(s): write term all,show port ifindex,show 
> module,dir sup-microcode:,dir sup-bootflash:,dir bootflash:,dir 
> slot0:,showversion,show flash,write term,show boot,dir slot1:
> <hostname>: End of run not found"
> Can anyone point me in the right direction at least because while I 
> realize that the "End of run not found" is the bigger issue than the 
> "missed cmd(s)" (according to stuff I've read in the archives) I'm not 
> really sure where I should be looking.
> Thanks,
> Mark

Christopher E. Brown   <chris.brown at>   desk (907) 273-6893
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