really aweful naming convention I dislike

Saku Ytti saku+rancid at
Fri Jan 13 14:45:06 UTC 2006

On (2006-01-13 09:33 -0500), Bruce wrote:

> FWIW I've reviewed a number of commercial network configuration products
> and none have fully succeeded in implementing a cross vendor/model
> normalization language. It seems to require too much heavy lifting. And
> as far as wizard's go they all have one, but each tells me that their
> customers avoid using them. Instead they interface with the CLI or their
> production control system interfaces with the CLI. I'm all for
> improvement, but one of the things I like about RANCID (besides the
> name) is it's straight forward functionality. 

It really wouldn't be rancid upgrade, but whole another beast. They're
quite different in complexity :). It's definitely doable but it has
distinct risk of become bloated beast which requires more time to setup
and maintain than it saves time.


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