RANCID ACL sorting?

David LaPorte david_laporte at harvard.edu
Tue Nov 1 18:09:22 UTC 2005

I've noticed an issue (I think) with the way that RANCID determines
whether a configuration has changed.  I've written some code around
RANCID's CVS repository to check the "live" ACLs against those on our
TFTP server to ensure consistency.

What I've noticed is that if the order of entries in an ACL changes,
RANCID does not check the new config into CVS.  I believe this is due to
sorting the ACLs before comparing, although I haven't dug through the
code deeply enough to be certain.

Does anyone know if this is the case?  If so, would it be considered a
bug or is it operating as designed?


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