Nortel/bay routers and rancid

stefmit stefmit at
Fri Jun 6 11:43:17 UTC 2003

Thank you for your answer.

To clarify a little bit: bcc is [a sort of] enable. After one gets the 
"regular" prompt, certain things can be carried out from there on, but this 
level of CLI is very limited, so additional steps have to be pursued for full 
access to configuration, i.e. moving into bcc. Here is how it usually works:

telnet <bay-router>
Login: <username>
Password: <passwd>
<bay>$ bcc <CR>
bcc> configure
bcc# --> this is (in my opinion) the equivalent of Cisco's enable ... but I 
may be wrong. I was hoping someone has a Bay/Nortel router (really, really 
nobody out there?!?), and can confirm my supposition in regards to how far 
blogin or do-diff should get into.

I guess the only alternative I have is to look into rancid's code, to see if 
the "bcc" assumption is correct, or what else I can do.

Thx again,

On Thursday 05 June 2003 10:38 pm, you wrote:
> Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 03:48:53PM -0500, stefmit:
> > Has anybody been able to use rancid with Nortel routers? I have a BCN and
> > I have tweaked the configs in all possible ways, but blogin won't go
> > beyond the login (first level) ... i.e. never kicking in bcc. And -
> > besides that - when doing blogin, vs. a regular telnet, I cannot log out
> > - I have to CTRL/C the process.
> i do not have one myself and i dont know what "bcc" is.  but, if you get
> logged-in, followed by a prompt and then can not do anything, i would
> suspect that your .cloginrc is misconfigured if the bcn has a concept
> of "enable" (or entering privledged mode).
> see the autoenable .cloginrc knob.

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