[rancid] Re: plus in the prompt?

Andrew Brennan andrew.brennan at drexel.edu
Wed Mar 12 15:34:27 UTC 2008

Isn't the hostname + domain name used in setting up a SSH key in IOS?  You 
could always sell it as "+" isn't a valid character in a FQDN, so you can 
run into trouble later with some SSH clients having trouble connecting?

But, the code mod to support all possible characters in a hostname is more 
likely the better way to go for cases like this.


On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Ed Ravin wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 08:57:18AM -0700, David Luyer wrote:
>> If you really need such characters in your prompt, this:
>>>         # escape any parens in the prompt, such as "(enable)"
>>>         regsub -all {[)(]} $prompt {\\&} reprompt
>> could be changed to something more like:
>>          # escape all regexp magic characters in the prompt
>>          regsub -all {[+*.|(){}[\]]} $prompt {\\&} reprompt
> Thank you, that works.  It's the customer's router and it didn't
> seem right to say "I need to change your router hostname, because,
> well, ummm..."
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