[rancid] combining aclmaker and RANCID?

Ed Ravin eravin at panix.com
Fri Mar 14 22:09:29 UTC 2008

Anybody out there besides me using both aclmaker and RANCID?

I need to make some updates to aclmaker (seems like it doesn't
support routers that have "+" in the prompt :-( ) and have been
toying with the idea of having aclmaker use the RANCID database
(and perhaps even the RANCID *login programs) to reach the router
being managed.

That would make aclmaker a lot more convenient, since right now it
requires that you manually log into the router before you can change
an ACL.

So if you are already using aclmaker, please let me know, and we
can start a discussion off-list.  For those of you who are wondering
what I'm talking about, see the brief description of aclmaker below.

	-- Ed

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:09:35PM -0400, Ed Ravin wrote:
> Aclmaker is a Perl script that lets you edit Cisco ACLs as files on
> your local system and upload/download them to the router.  It will
> also let you pipe the output of router commands through programs
> on your machine, or save a local copy of the router configuration.
> It normally is used through an existing Telnet session to your router,
> but in most cases you can also use it through ssh, Kermit, Kerberos, cu,
> tip, or any other communications program.
> Aclmaker lives in the "Cisco-centric Open Source Initiative" ('cosi-nms')
> project on Sourceforge.  You can download it from SourceForge.net

More information about the Rancid-discuss mailing list