Problem with CatOS logins

john heasley heas at
Wed Aug 6 17:56:48 UTC 2003

Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 08:32:02AM -0400, Temkin, David:
> I'm sure this question has been asked a million times, but I've tried all of
> the suggested fixes and haven't been able to figure it out.  I have a
> freshly compiled/patched version of expect and tcl, so I don't think that's
> the issue...
> Cat5login appears to log into the switches correctly, but then it just hangs
> thinking that it's waiting for something else.  Autoenable is enabled (the
> username goes straight to enable mode) so I don't think that's the issue
> either..

the problem is that the current clogin does not handle auto-enable
catalysts correctly.  afaik, auto-enable was not possible on CatOS
until relatively recently.  I just need to find the time to work
on it.

> >From having clogin dump a raw file, here's what I see:
> User Access Verification
> Username: ServiceCW2k
> Password: 
> xxx> (enable) 
> Error: TIMEOUT reached
> And then it just dies.  
> The logfile shows:
> clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
> missed cmd(s): show port ifindex,show module,dir
> sup-microcode:,dir sup-bootflash:,dir bootflash:,dir slot0:,show
> version,show flash,write term,show boot,dir slot1:
> End of run not found
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
> Thanks,
> -Dave

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