[rancid] Re: Timeouts on Cisco ASA

Carlo Finotti carlo.finotti at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 12:15:34 UTC 2009

Yep that is basically the same thing that is happening to me.  It
seems like the package works great for routers and switches but is a
bit buggy for an ASA especially in multiple context mode.  Hopefully
someone has this setup and working and can shed some light on our

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:22 AM, JP Viljoen <froztbyte at froztbyte.net> wrote:
> I've got a few Cisco devices that I'm monitoring configs and changes to the
> configs with using RANCID, and among them is an ASA. The problem I have is that
> logging into the ASA with clogin seems to just stall. It gets as far the
> prompt immediately after login, and from there's it's just dead.
> rancid at mon:~/rancid/bin$ ./clogin
> spawn ssh -c 3des -x -l user
> user at's password:
> Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.
> ciscoasa>
> {TIMEOUT here}
> Entering commands at this point is unsuccessful, as is giving commands with
> the -c parameter. Logging into the device with ssh on its own works perfectly
> though:
> rancid at mon:~/rancid/bin$ ssh user at
> user at's password:
> Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.
> ciscoasa> ?
>  clear       Reset functions
>  enable      Turn on privileged commands
> <snip>
> My .cloginrc for the specific device is as follows:
> add user               {user}
> add password           {loginpass} {enablepass}
> add method             ssh
> Initially the configuration was with Telnet, using which I experienced the same
> timeout issue. After some reading through the archives I established that it
> might be worth attempting to use SSH and have now run into the same issue. If
> anyone else has perhaps solved this issue, or have a pointer on what I could
> look at?
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