supress diffs for certain config parts (port security CatOS)

john heasley heas at
Sat Aug 23 18:48:09 UTC 2003

Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 01:03:46PM +0200, Nipper, Arnold:
> Now that rancid is running smooth (thanks to Anchi and John) I would like
> rancid to not doing diffs for certain parts of the config? Why? I'm running
> port security with dynamic update on the C6509 CatOS boxes and the MAC
> addresses hence are part of the config. As these are changing frequently
> rancid sends config diffs almost always.
> Is there a knob to turn off diff for certain parts? Or more precisely: where
> do I have to insert a "grep -v"? Perhaps this could be made a feature. I.e
> specify a file with regexp pattern which will be omitted when doing the
> diff?

fwiw, It is a goal to add more configurability, likely in/to become 3.0.

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