Can't seem to view configs
heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Jan 29 18:34:28 UTC 2003
Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:24:52AM -0500, JamesGEF:
> Sorry for the ignorance, but I installed rancid per the README, created a
> rancid user & group, gave it rights to the /usr/local/rancid directory.
> Could login to all my cisco nodes just fine with the clogin command.
> However, how do I view the information that rancid has downloaded after
> executing a do-diffs?
> Thanks in advance!
i suspect you missed item #6 of the quick start guide.
after rancid collection of a group completes, the files for successfully
collected hosts are renamed to that of the first field in the router.db
file for that group. eg:
router.shrubbery.net.new -> router.shrubbery.net
a cvs diff is run and the output is mailed to rancid-<groupname>. this
alias needs to appear in your MTA's aliases file. alternatively, you can
use the --enable-mail-plus option of configure at build-time, then the
mail-to will become rancid+<groupname> and the rancid user can either
just forward all with a .forward or use procmail.
those files/changes are then committed to the cvs repository.
the full configs are available in
/usr/local/rancid/<groupname>/configs/<field 1 of router.db>
> I know I have to run the cvs checkout command (i think), but it asks for a module???
first off, i suggest that no changes (ie: commits) be made to the cvs
repository by any user other than the one who runs rancid. checkouts
a module, in this case, equates to a group. eg: group fubar
cvs -rd /usr/local/rancid/CVS co fubar
the FAQ contains a reference to a decent cvs guide/faq. i suggest
that you check it out.
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