[rancid] Re: Documentation on adding an unsupported device.

Andrew Fort afort at choqolat.org
Thu Sep 14 16:44:11 UTC 2006

On 8/31/06, liz <esteinke at speakasy.net> wrote:
> I can get logged into
> the switch with clogin but the commands that rancid is running dont all
> quite work as it expects.

so, if 'clogin -c "<some valid command on your switch>" <switch>' logs
in, executes the command, and logs out cleanly, the clogin itself is
'working' (for some usable definition of work).

so you'd only need to write a separate *rancid tool to parse the
output of your switch commands (and to execute the necessary commands,
see towards the end of the rancid script for how all that fits

rancid-fe as you've found calls a *rancid tool based on the contents
of a <hostname>:<vendorstring> pair, and the *rancid script calls one
of the *login scripts (look towards the end of the *rancid script).

there's more than one vendor's equipment that uses the "cisco" clogin
tool; for example, force 10 switches.


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