[rancid] comparing device running config against startup config

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Sep 20 14:41:34 UTC 2011

Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:28:47AM -0400, Ian Stong:
> Quite true. Sometimes we want temporary changes to be in the running
> config but not the startup config in case we need to back it out so
> would rather have a way where rancid checks the running versus startup
> and alerts for any changes (versus sending a periodic wr mem).

IMO, get out of that habit.  Junos and XR essentially don't allow that.
the only case where its useful is to make a change that will be wiped on

else, modify a copy of rancid to run show startup as a different device
type and use a second group to collect that version.  and some separate
script to diff the two groups.

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