[rancid] Re: New to Rancid

Ed Ravin eravin at panix.com
Wed Jan 24 19:00:48 UTC 2007

Don't forget that RANCID, by default, does not store the exact config
file of the router - it is post-processed to remove most passwords.
Also, line numbers of some things get removed, and unless this has
been recently fixed, ACLs get sorted which may cause subtle differences
in processing.  In nearly all cases, those differences don't matter, but
you should understand exactly what's going on so that you don't get tripped

On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 11:52:52AM -0700, Lance wrote:
> Bob,
> Are you talking about putting the config back on the devices
> automatically...without you triggering it?
> FYI,
> Rancid is just a series of scripts (perl/expect/etc) that go out and get
> the configs and other info and then parse all the information and put it
> into CVS. So In otherwords you can have rancid do anything you want it
> to as long as it is a command it can run from the CLI.

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