[rancid] Re: cisco or cat5

Chris Stave cstave at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 18:10:54 UTC 2006

It depends on the OS you're running, on the 3750 you should definately be
using cisco, for the 6509 it depends on if you are running IOS or CatOS...

Generally, unless you're running CatOS, which you can't do on most devices,
you'll want cisco as the device type.


On 10/10/06, Rob Shepherd <rob at techniumcast.com> wrote:
> Dear rancidees,
> I am unsure which "vendor" attribute to use for each of the cisco
> devices I have. I think I have a choice of 'cisco' or 'cat5'.
> I have
> 6509 switches
> 3750 switches
> Looking at the commands present in each of 'cisco' or 'cat5' It seems I
> can benefit from using cisco on the 6509, to get "show vlan" etc.
> Or am I safe to use "cisco" on all my cisco kit... even catalysts?
> I'm going to have to hack rancid anyway, because i'd rather not make my
> rancid user enable_15, So I'm dropping 'show config' to a lower priv, to
> workaround the "show run" issue. I'd rather not hack it into some
> hideous creature, as my perl is not great^H^H^H^H^Hin existence...
> Also, has anybody come across a smart way of backing up FSWM config AND
> FSWM context configs using something like rancid.
> Cheers
> Rob
> --
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