[rancid] Re: Pulling down context configs from a Cisco FWSM

Krzysztof Adamski kadamski at akn.ca
Wed Mar 28 14:51:14 UTC 2007

I should start this email by saying I have not ever used context on the ASA.

Now saying this, if you are allowing users to SSH into individual context, maybe
you can backup the context separately by having each context listed in the rancid
database as separate PIXes. You will need to have a username for rancid in each
context, this may be a show stopper.


 On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Rob Shepherd wrote:

> Lance wrote:
> > Rob,
> >
> > When you do a "show run" after changing contexts does it give you a
> > slightly different config or an entirely different config.
> It's an entirely different config. Each context is like a virtual PIX.
> (until you get down to feature completeness and command compatability
> that is :) )
> > Unfortunately at my place of business we only have a need to run 2
> > basic contexts, the default admin and system. So I don't work with
> > them.
> >
> > I don't intend on this being a context session 101, but why do you
> > create contexts for each customer you have (as it appears to me)? You
> > might enlighten me and I might switch to such a model. :-D
> >
> I do this because it permits me to hand off control of a context to a
> particular customer, if they want to do the config themselves.
> They can then SSH or PDM independently.
> Also there is some limitations with things like DNS/DHCP. I havn't found
> a way to have different DNS server options outputted by the dhcpd
> service on different interfaces. Same for extra options, like vendor
> specific 43, which different for each customer, for Alcatel AVA.
> I'm really eager to get the context's + system backed up automatically
> by rancid. I do it manually at present. :(
> If there's anything I can do to progress the development of such a
> feature, somebody please enlighten me. I'm not a perl devel though, but
> there's one sat next to me, who isn't a network engineer however. If I
> know what to code I can help get it done.....
> But i need the input from somebody who knows the architecture of rancid....
> Cheers
> Rob
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