[rancid] Re: Cisco ASA 8.2 software - changes....

Peter Serwe peter.serwe at gmail.com
Fri May 29 02:58:40 UTC 2009

Anybody running a configuration management system that checks the same
things is going to log the change,
it just so happens that rancid is particularly complete about checking for

For that matter, rancid isn't really a full-fledged configuration management
system, but most of what anyone really
wants to use one for is encompassed in rancid's functionality.  Any
functioning configuration differ that is as complete
as rancid would pick up the changes, it just so happens that most people
don't run one, or look at the diffs, because
the rest of them don't email out the changes like rancid does out of the

I haven't noticed, FWIW, the same behavior in the 7.2.4 branch.


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Justin Shore <justin at justinshore.com>wrote:

> Justin Shore wrote:
> > I'll put a call into TAC next week and raise hell about this.  There's
> > no excuse for this file's timestamp to be hit every time someone does a
> > 'show run' (which is apparently the trigger for this "feature").
> I opened my case with TAC last week and asked for it to be escalated to
> the DE folks.  My TAC engineer ran the case up the flagpole for me and
> this issue is now acknowledged to be and is officially logged as a bug.
>  The BugID is CSCsz85597.
> http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/search/getBugDetails.do?method=fetchBugDetails&bugId=CSCsz85597
> My engineer suggested downgrading to the latest 8.0.4 interim release as
> a temporary workaround while the DE folks address the bug and work it
> into a maintenance release, hopefully for 8.2.  It should be a really
> simple fix so hopefully it doesn't take too long.  The engineer said
> that at least one other person is now attached to this bug and they too
> were running RANCID.
> Justin
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