How to suppress CatOS port security changes (was Re: config fetcher problems - cisco 1760)

john heasley heas at
Fri Aug 22 23:57:16 UTC 2003

Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 06:08:02PM +0200, Nipper, Arnold:
> John,
> thanks for the help. Actually I guess the patch provided by Anchi did the
> trick. No complaints since. While we are at it ... We are running port
> security on the CatOS switches and the actual MAC entries are stored in the
> config files. As MACs are changing frequently we get a lot of mails with
> just the MAC entries having changed. I would like to suppress changes for
>  - set port security 4/48 x-x-x-x-x-x
>   set port security 4/48 y-y-y-y-y-y
> + set port security 4/48 z-z-z-z-z-z
> Is there a simple trick to do so?

I have never used this stuff.  If it learns these MACs completely dynamically,
then cat5rancid should filter them.  from the docs, it seems that it is also
possible to configure static MACs, which we should not filter.  what is the
difference between the config syntax?

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