[rancid] nslogin and clipaging

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Thu Mar 6 00:09:22 UTC 2008

I'm guessing some of the rancid scripts are kind of old and not seldom 

I am trying to use nslogin to do a "get arp" on my netscreen firewall.

The first issue I hit was that it seems to be looking for a # in the 
prompt -- this is not a global settable (although maybe it should be?)

I changed the initial "set prompt #" to "set prompt \\-\\>" as our usual 
prompt is "fw1->".

However, I still have the issue that the script doesn't recognize the 
"more" prompt as set by the firewall.  I know other versions of the script 
set something session-based on the router to disable this -- on this 
firewall it looks like a global that I'd have to unset and reset.

The paging prompt appears to be "--- more --- ", for what it's worth.

My expect skills are weak, so...

a) Can someone tell me where to send the commands to disable (and 
reenable) cli paging in the script (i.e. I know the commands, just not the 
nslogin flow so I wouldn't know where to put them).


b) Can someone help me figure out how to make nslogin recognize the above 
"more" prompt?

I'm willing to commit my changes, if that helps at all.

I can't provide access to test systems but can try to give as much debug 
output as possible.

-Dan Mahoney


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