[rancid] support for D-Link switches, where to start?

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Tue Mar 8 11:45:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Gavin McCullagh wrote:

> That's what I had in mind, although, looking at the config, I think 
> there may be a smarter way.  When you run the backupconfig, tell it a 
> tftp server and a filename, a single line appears saying 
> "Processing:....".  The rest of the line appears to be the current 
> config line which it is reading. Rather than spit the config out on 
> sequential lines, it refreshes the same line over and over, but you see 
> things like:
> 	Processing:   <bridge vlan modify addPort 4 1:24-1:25 tagged>

Interesting observation, thanks.  I don't think I've ever actually 
bothered to tftp in all these years, just knew that it was possible!

> I guess it should be possible to capture this information though I 
> haven't tried yet.

I might take a look if I'm at a loose end.  No time soon then!


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