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

David Newman dnewman at networktest.com
Mon Dec 22 06:17:32 UTC 2008

On 12/17/08 12:35 AM, Jon Peatfield wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2008, David Newman wrote:
>> On 12/15/08 12:20 PM, Jon Peatfield wrote:
>>> that is with rancid-2.3.2a8 with a patch (from Richard Golier) to
>>> collect info with the right commands for the 'newer' versions of the HP
>>> firmware.
>>> I suppose that at some point I ought to check if rancid-2.3.2a9 already
>>> includes that hp fix...
>> That might be the problem. I'm running 2.3.1_3 from FreeBSD ports.
>> Later in the week when I have more free cycles I will try again with
>> 2.3.2aX...
> Sounds very likely.  From http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/
> ...
>    Also, there are two alpha images;  rancid-2.3.2a7.tar.gz and
>    rancid-wcgallar.tar.gz. The latter pre-dates the former by just a bit;
>    both now include fixes for use of SSH with HP Procurve switches.
> though a8 and a9 are now on the ftp site so are presumably the preferred
> versions.

OK, I installed rancid-2.3.2a7_1 from the FreeBSD ports collection after
deinstalling 2.3.1. The good news is that "hlogin -c 'sh run'"
now runs just fine with no more problems from the splash screen.

The bad news: rancid-run still won't grab configs. The log error is the
same as before:

Trying to get all of the configs. missed cmd(s): show stack,show module,write term End of run not found

This switch is ID'd as an hp device in router.db, and again here is the
relevant section from .cloginrc:

# hp3500yl
add user myuser
add password iamsolame
add autoenable 1
add method ssh

Not sure what else is missing here. rancid grabs configs from a bunch of
Cisco devices with no problems.



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