[rancid] Re: Going beyond community <removed>?

K K kkadow at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 23:12:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Austin Schutz <tex at off.org> wrote:
>        This seems pretty smart to me, and a useful feature. My only comment
> would be that this is really more like using a CRC checksum- it's not really a
> matter of cryptography. You could use Digest::MD5 if you wanted to go the
> MD5 route, or maybe Digest::CRC if not.

Good point.  I'm using String::CRC32 and Statistics::Shannon,
looks like these together do exactly what I was looking for.

I've made the change to "rancid" for SNMP community strings,
patch included below.


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<&FBMHQD"_=\.S@<E^$]%S7>J]@=PFT>"C at 0`````

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