[rancid] Re: Cisco WAE (WAAS) units

James M Keller jmkeller at houseofzen.org
Thu Feb 18 00:46:36 UTC 2010

On 2/17/2010 6:30 PM, john heasley wrote:
> Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 09:49:00AM -0500, James M Keller:
>>>> It looks like lenny is 2.3.2 code (listed as current on shrubbery.net),
>>>> so I can do diff's when I'm down adding int WAE support to the main
>>>> rancid script.  Central manager configs are retrievable from CLI.  At
>>>> best you could script the command to dump the database to XML on the CM
>>>> file system and then try more dbfile.xml to terminal.   But the admin
>>>> guide notes it's resource intensive to do the export.  At least I'm able
>>>> to grab the acceleration-engine configs and also grab WAAS specific info
>>>> as comment entries.  I'm likely going to have to tweak some of it to
>>>> parse out updating data like session counters, so not ready to dump a
>>>> diff yet.   Also added WCCP info as comments for both the WAEs and Cisco
>>>> IOS, as our shop is using the WCCP rather then in-line for these.   If
>>>> show ip wccp returns not eabled or invalid, etc it skips it like any
>>>> other invalid command for a platform.
>>> if i understand this; i'd create a separate rancid script for this thing.
>> At least in the 4.x code branch it is at least as IOS-ish as PIX/ASAs.
> and, I should have made those a separate script.  contain the ugly.

I'm not opposed to breaking it out into dedicated scripts for both if 
that fits the design better.   The ASA has a number of things that could 
be captured as comment blocks that would be useful to track beyond the 
basic IOS-ish device configs.

I'll work on the wae script at least this week if time permits.


James M Keller

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