Problem with Catalyst switches

Zhang, Anchi AZhang at
Tue Jun 4 16:52:38 UTC 2002

You don't happen to use ssh as your login method, do you?  In my setup, Rancid has no problem using telnet but fails occasionally if it relies on ssh to reach cat5 devices.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dmitri Smirnov [mailto:Dmitri.Smirnov at]
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 4:12 PM
To: rancid-discuss at
Subject: Problem with Catalyst switches


need a help with RANCID (2.2.1) and Catalyst switches (65XX) .

I've put 6 switches in a separate group. 
'cat5rancid -d IP' is working fine for each of them. 

'do-diffs' running by cron is usually unable to collect configs from 1 or 2 switches (random, 5,6 times).
After multiple attempts I'm getting a configuration. 

Log file has:

Trying to get all of the configs.
Getting missed routers: round 1.
Getting missed routers: round 2.
Getting missed routers: round 3.
Getting missed routers: round 4.
XX.XX.1.7 clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
XX.XX.1.7: missed cmd(s): show boot,dir slot0:,dir bootflash:,dir slot1:,dir sup
-bootflash:,show module,write term,show version,show flash,show port ifindex,dir
XX.XX.1.7: End of run not found

Anyway I could troubleshoot the problem?

Dmitri Smirnov, SSCP
Security Team

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