[rancid] Re: bypassing splash screen on HP ProCurve 3500

Arne Svennevik arne.svennevik at met.no
Wed Dec 10 11:30:38 UTC 2008

First, I'd try with hlogin instead of clogin (since it's a HP). We have
several types of HP switches, all with the mentioned splash screen, and
rancid pulls configs just fine. We use 'hp' as device type in router.db and
the following authentication info:
add password    xx.xx.xx.xx           {password}
add method      xx.xx.xx.xx           telnet
add autoenable  xx.xx.xx.xx           1

Arne Svennevik

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of David Newman
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 4:51 PM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] Re: bypassing splash screen on HP ProCurve 3500

On 12/5/08 11:28 AM, David Newman wrote:
> On 12/5/08 9:45 AM, john heasley wrote:
>> Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 09:25:40PM -0800, David Newman:
>>> Running Rancid 2.3.1_3 on FreeBSD 7 from ports, and having difficulty
>>> grabbing configs from an HP ProCurve 3500yl switch because of the splash
>>> screen the switch displays at login.
>>> I've pasted below the switch info from .cloginrc.
>>> Is there a workaround to get beyond the switch's initial splash screen?
>> What is the splash screen?  my hp2524 has one, but hrancid passes it just
>> fine.  

Still stuck on this. Running "clogin -c 'show run'" hangs at the
splash screen (output below).

Thanks in advance for any clues on getting beyond that point.


$ clogin -c 'show run'

ProCurve J8693A Switch 3500yl-48G
Software revision K.13.25

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