[rancid] F5 BIG-IP devices - any tricks?

Krzysztof Zygmunt krzysztof.zygmunt at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 08:08:42 UTC 2012

" Hopefully we can provide 'full shell, read only' somehow. "

Has anyone managed to do that ? (full shell, read only access) or
access using sudo ?

This is (full shell access) the only thing that keeps us not using
rancid for bigips.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Dale Shaw
<dale.shaw+rancid-discuss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lance,
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:16 AM, Lance Vermilion <rancid at gheek.net> wrote:
>> In the  F5 you need to change the setting under the user so they will get a
>> full shell
> Thanks, yeah, that does appear to be the issue -- f5rancid/clogin
> expect to be dropped into a full shell. We discovered yesterday (after
> posting to the list) that using the 'root' user results in working
> On the surface it seemed that all we needed to do was figure out a way
> to disable the pager on a per-session basis within the bigpipe shell.
> That still seems like the cleanest way to make this work to me.
> Anyway, I'll work with the folks more familiar with the operation of
> the F5s to figure out how we provide 'full shell' access to the user
> RANCID uses. Hopefully we can provide 'full shell, read only' somehow.

> Cheers,
> Dale
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