[rancid] Need some Help - F5's in RANCID

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Jun 24 15:58:11 UTC 2011

Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 03:24:15PM +1000, Shain Singh:
> On 24 June 2011 10:57, Lee <ler762 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What I've been seeing is that the F5 collection fails for some number of
> > days on
> >  xxx: missed cmd(s): ls --full-time --color=never
> > /config/ssl/ssl.crt,ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.key
> > and then magically starts working again.  If the problem was with the
> > parsing routine for ssl.crt wouldn't it always work or fail?      ...
> > hrmm.. unless it's a timing issue?

it depends; sometimes its the device that is inconsistent about returning
it's output.  such as omitting the CR after the output so that the prompt
is at the beginning of the line.

perhaps this part of those parsing routines is causing the problem:

        # v9 software license does not have CR at EOF

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