[rancid] Problems with getting configuration from a PIX 501.

Steve Ousley steve at host-it.co.uk
Tue Jul 15 11:19:57 UTC 2008

I have had rancid installed a little while now, and am noticing problems
with rancid on one pix (not sure if it's on more or not, but this is the
only one I can confirm without going through manually checking all of them).


The problem is that it doesn't seem to be updating the CVS repo with the
latest configurations.


I do know that we occasionally get problems like this with pix's where the
ssh connection doesn't work (usually tell this by running clogin to the pix)
however this manages to ssh in no problems, and gets the enable prompt, see



nagios-1:/usr/local/rancid/var/asa# clogin <firewall>


spawn ssh -c 3des -x -l <rancid-user> <firewall>

<rancid-user>@<firewall>'s password:

Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.


<firewall>> enable

Password: *




As you can see, this is logging into the pix no problems (I have changed any
instance of the hostname to <firewall> and the rancid user, and no the
password isn't 1 character long).


Using clogin to log into the firewall, I can also run various commands
successfully (sh run, sh ver etc).  However the firewall still will not


Does anyone have any ideas?


I have also set the pix to "down" and back to "up" and ran rancid again, to
no avail.  This is really confusing me! Since all our other pix's seem to be
working no problems, 


Steve Ousley - SO620-RIPE

Nuco Technologies Ltd

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