Rancid and Netscalers

Andrew Fort afort at choqolat.org
Tue Jan 4 20:41:33 UTC 2005

Andy Litzinger wrote:
> Hi,
>  I'm having trouble using the netscaler code for rancid.  Has anyone had 
> any success with it, especially with some of the newer nescaler code?  I 
> have my .cloginrc line set up similar to:
> add user netscaler.foo.com      nsroot
> #note that I only supplied a vty password because netscaler is FreeBSD 
> based and does not use enable
> add password netscaler.foo.com  password
> add method netscaler.foo.com    ssh
> router.db
> netscaler.foo.com:netscaler:up
> When I test with nslogin netscaler.foo.com it connects to the netscaler 
> and logs in(you get the login message and prompt >), but then you can't 
> enter any commands and eventually the expect script times out and 
> disconnects.  I'm not sure what the expect script is trying to do at 
> this point.

Wild-ass-guess: sounds like it's not recognizing the prompt, so the 
logic doesn't continue (to recognize command output if you type it in, 
or type commands in for you if you're '-c' ing).

> I believe some of the netscaler commands may have changed in recent 
> versions and I'm not sure when the nslogin/nsrancid scripts were last 
> tested.  FYI I am running NS5.2 Build 50.17.

Did this 'use to' work?  Has the prompt (format) changed (in recent 
software releases)?  I don't have a netscaler so I can't help much more 
than that, sorry.


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