Alteon SSL and Dell PowerConnect
dpfleger at pfleger.org
Wed Dec 8 22:42:08 UTC 2004
> Dell PowerConnect switches
> assume I need to copy a script and edit the Expect to use
> the correct dialog for those devices, which would be very
> similar to the existing Alteon and Cisco scripts.
I had done made dlogin/drancid stuff from the default Cisco scripts for the
Power Connects when then came out about 18 months back (original
3000/3200/5000 series). It was a pretty quick change in the original
files, but sadly within 6 weeks/months Dell changed the firmware, commands,
prompts changed drastically. When I asked the sales rep, he said that was
"part of the strategy because they out-sourced various platforms to
different OEM manufacturers to get me the lowest price." Also, the
terminal emulation was not 100% consistent and would hang about once couple
weeks, so be forgiving in your pattern-matching.
I lost interest in continuing to maintaining them for even personal use
because it was a real pain keeping up with their changing syntax per
Shouldn't be too tough to get something that will be functional, but making
something for the main distribution would be a headache to test and maintain.
Best of luck,
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