[rancid] Re: Increasing Timeout For RANCID

Brian Lam blam at rockyou.com
Wed Feb 10 02:02:40 UTC 2010

looks like you should pass it as a parameter instead of modifying clogin...

2010/2/9 Kemp, Larry <Larry.Kemp at usmetrotel.com>

>  I have some Cisco 2950’s that I need RANCID to reach via SSH. Each time
> rancid-run executes (either manually by me or via the cron) I see in the log
> that there is a clogin error for these devices. I am able to manually login
> by entering: “ssh rancid at” as user rancid. I am able to login
> to these devices and then enter my enable password and run privledged
> commands, however to reach a password prompt takes a good 7 seconds because
> of how me have to route to these devices. The devices are also small and
> contain little memory.
> I read here: http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/man/clogin.1.html about the
> -t option to increase the time that Rancid waits before erroring out
> waiting for a login prompt. I also looked in the
> /usr/local/rancid/bin/clogin file to see if there was a place for me to
> increase this timeout limit. I am not sure if this is where I need to edit.
> Can anyone that has done this before point me in the right direction to
> increase the login timeout.
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