timeout on extreme switches

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Sat Feb 21 08:19:31 UTC 2004

Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 08:48:05AM +0100, Bostjan Fele:
> Hi,
> Have a running FreeBSD 4.9 with rancid 2.3r1_1 and am trying to collect
> configs from Extreme Switches. When I use clogin to test I get through login
> procedure but cannot issue any command - don't get responses back. It does
> not matter if logged in through telnet or SSH.
> If I run xrancid it complains about expired timeout. Any idea what is going
> wrong?
> # xrancid bd
> bd clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
> bd: missed cmd(s): show configuration,show diagnostics,show memory,show
> slot,show switch,show configuration detail,show version
> bd: End of run not found
> #

most often this is a problem with matching of the prompt.  either
the device "auto enables" or aaa has been used to alter the prompt.

when you login manually, what does the prompt look like?

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