[rancid] Re: HP Procurve (hlogin): interaction in configure mode: possible?

Emmanuel Halbwachs Emmanuel.Halbwachs at obspm.fr
Tue Jan 15 13:28:20 UTC 2008


First, thank you very much for your answer.

john heasley a écrit (Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 06:08:43PM +0000) :
> you need
> 	-c "conf t; foo; exit"

Yes, you're right, it was missing in my example.

> 2) it appears that hlogin has difficulty with the prompt changing.  A change
> was applied to clogin to make this work, but apparently not applied
> to hlogin.  you should be able to work-around it using the -x
> method.

Well, I tried this as well (I forgot to tell it) and it hangs the same

root at sionet:~# cat ~eh/rancid/rancid-cmd
conf t
sh sys

root at sionet:~# /usr/lib/rancid/bin/hlogin -v foo -e bar -x ~eh/rancid/rancid-cmd switch
spawn hpuifilter -- telnet switch
Trying 145.238.x.y...
Connected to switch.obspm.fr.
Escape character is '^]'.
HP J4899B ProCurve Switch 2650
Firmware revision H.08.60

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switch> enable
switch# no page
switch#  conf t

-> hang

Error: TIMEOUT reached

I will try rancid 2.3.2a7 to see if it give some improvement on the

Nevertheless, I am still open to any hint with HP and configure mode

Emmanuel Halbwachs
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