[rancid] Re: clogin connecting over an other router?

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at redhat.com
Mon Jun 26 14:17:12 UTC 2006

Ed Ravin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 02:44:26PM +0200, Michael Stefaniuc wrote:
>>I know there is the work to make clogin connect over terminal servers
>>and that could be made to work for this case too but that's overly
>>complicated. Having something in .cloginrc like:
>>  add via 192.168.42.*
>>would be way easier.
>>So a clogin would connect normaly to and
>>then spawn itself and do a ssh/telnet to
> Interesting idea.  When I wrote the patch for using arbitrary commands
> to connect to the remote router, discussed here:
>   http://www.shrubbery.net/pipermail/rancid-discuss/2006-May/001490.html
> It didn't occur to me one might want to use clogin as the external
> command to make the connection.  But it should work - with the patch,
Ok, thanks, i'll try it out and let you know if it works.

> you could do this:
>    add method viarouter {usercmd}
>    add usercmd viarouter {clogin} {-c} {telnet} {}
> Assuming that cloginrc was set up properly to log in to
>>The advantage of this approach is that one wouldn't have to add any
>>expect code into cloginrc like it is needed with the generic terminal
>>server approach as clogin already has all the needed code.
> Indeed - the "chat script" stuff I put into the patch shouldn't be needed
> in this case.

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