[rancid] Trailing exclamation mark on Cisco ASA serial numbers
dale.shaw+rancid-discuss at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 05:41:33 UTC 2012
I recently upgraded from RANCID 2.3.3 to 2.3.6.
I noticed a bunch of diffs generated on our Cisco ASA firewalls after
a recent collection.
dale at box:.../firewalls/configs$ cvs diff -D '1 day ago' par-fw01
retrieving revision 1.17
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -r1.17 -r1.18
< !Serial Number: JMXXXXXXPQ
> !Serial Number: JMXXXXXXPQ!
dale at box:.../firewalls/configs$
Note the exclamation mark ("!") appended to the serial number string.
This does not appear in the command output when entered interactively.
There seem to be a few possible culprits mentioned in the CHANGES file
between 2.3.3 and 2.3.6.
Our ASAs are running software release 7.0(x).
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