Problem with Catalyst switches

Dmitri Smirnov Dmitri.Smirnov at
Tue Jun 4 17:02:01 UTC 2002

Thank you Anchi,

I'm using ssh as login method. 
Is it RANCID or CatOS problem? Is anyway to fix it without 'telnet'?


-----Original Message-----
From: Zhang, Anchi [mailto:AZhang at] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 9:53 AM
To: Dmitri Smirnov; rancid-discuss at
Subject: RE: Problem with Catalyst switches

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

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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