Integrating rancid with OpenNMS...

john heasley heas at
Mon Mar 28 17:45:54 UTC 2005

Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 11:13:29AM -0600, Brad Guillory:
> I am about to (today) integrate Rancid with an OpenNMS installation that
> I have.  The idea is that if new routers are discovered in OpenNMS I
> will add them to /etc/hosts, cloginrc and router.db.  Has anyone done
> this?  I am planning on writing this in perl; and I have already written
> a password basher that produces the proper output for cloginrc and
> router.db.  Here are the scripts that I plan to write today (unless
> someone can point me to something similar)
> rancid_mv <oldname> <newname>
>   dangerous cvs hack + change in /etc/hosts, router.db and cloginrc
> rancid_reip <oldip> <newip>
>   simple change in /etc/hosts
> rancid_new <name> <ip> [<description>]
>   detect password and os, make entries in /etc/hosts, router.db and cloginrc
> rancid_delete <name>
>   delete entries in /etc/hosts, router.db and cloginrc

I am not familiar with opennms, but you might consider entirely re-creating
the files on some regular basis than bother with intricacies of editing.  That
is what I do, but the source is a database.

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