Newbie: Problems with Catalyst

Robert Klingsten bladex at
Tue Mar 12 20:32:27 UTC 2002

I tried what you suggested.  the .new file has the complete config, and the
.raw file has the complete config and ends with:

#module 15 : 1-port Multilayer Switch Feature Card
#module 16 empty
ummu-cis6513-mr> (enable)Connection to closed
by remote host.
Connection to closed.

It looks ok to me... is expect not matching the "Connection to <blah>
closed" message(s)?

Thanks --


-----Original Message-----
From: john heasley [mailto:heas at] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 3:16 PM
To: Robert Klingsten
Cc: rancid-discuss at
Subject: Re: Newbie: Problems with Catalyst

Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 02:00:51PM -0500, Robert Klingsten:
> Hello --
> I have read through all the list archives, and also the faq.  But I am 
> still having trouble with a Catalyst switch.  Following the diags 
> mentioned in the FAQ, the command:
> cat5rancid -d
> results in:
> HIT COMMAND:ummu-cis6513-mr> (enable) show port ifindex
>     In ShowPortIfindex: ummu-cis6513-mr> (enable) show port ifindex 
> HIT COMMAND:ummu-cis6513-mr> (enable) write term
>     In WriteTerm: ummu-cis6513-mr> (enable) write term
> End of run not found
> End of run not found
> end

could you try the following

cat5rancid -d

you will have a file.  check this to make
sure that the full config was actually collected.  also check the file to see how much of the .raw file was

i'd guess that either the expect process got stuck or something appeared in
the config that confused clogin.

> Any more help from people on this would be greatly appreciated!  I 
> have Linux kernel 2.4.18, expect 5.32.2, tcl 8.3.3-65, Catalyst 
> 6.3(5)...
> thanks for any help!
> Rob Klingsten
> CAEN Network Systems
> University of Michigan College of Engineering

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