[rancid] Re: Acme Packet session director.

Austin Schutz tex at off.org
Sat Jan 5 22:55:57 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 08:05:35PM -0800, Peter Serwe wrote:
> I've been attempting to get my acme packet devices up and running in
> rancid, and found the following issues.
> 1)  hlogin actually gets me to the enabled privilege prompt, clogin
> doesn't because you have to put in three passwords.
> 2)  #1 doesn't matter because an unprivileged user can still use 'show
> running-config'.
> 3)  hlogin works for a procurve switch, but pretty much won't do
> anything except login, because the cli has about three cisco-like
> features and none of the HP ones. ;)
> 4)  At some point, screwing around with it, I actually got rancid to
> save out a config file, but it choked when the config exceeded 102400
> bytes.

	This is not a rancid issue. This is an artifact of the Acme CLI
blowing goats. You can get around this by logging in via the console,
then issuing carriage returns until the entire config is displayed.

	This seems to be fixed in their current firmware, you might try

> C)  Along the lines of question A), has anyone ever stored the flash
> images off any of these devices for the purpose of at least keeping
> the versions going back?

	I haven't.


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