Rancid crashing routers/remove commands

Andrew Partan asp at partan.com
Thu Dec 29 20:30:16 UTC 2005

On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 09:48:01AM +0200, Kim Onnel wrote:
> I mean could it be that because of term length 0 and than alot of commands
> will for example increase the VTY proecss and causes router crash

The only time I've ever seen rancid crash a router is when the
router was having serious s/w problems & running some command (by
rancid or anyone) was enough to trigger the bug.

If you are having router crashes, the problem is with the router,
not with rancid.  All rancid does is run commands like any ordinary
user.  And if an ordinary user can crash the router, you hare having
problems with the router.

I would suspect 'term len 30' to cause a router more problems than
'term len 0' as the router has to buffer or stall the output of the

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