[rancid] Checking for root

Matthew Walster matthew at walster.org
Sat Jun 8 20:20:23 UTC 2013

On 7 June 2013 16:22, heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:

> Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 09:52:50PM +0100, Alex DEKKER:
> > If it's not the default, then it will catch instances where a
> > forward-thinking admin [or package maintainer] thinks to enable it; it
> > won't help noobs setting RANCID working on their own.
> so, ./configure --noobpid ?

​As hilarious as that would be... ;)

> how about just adding the check to rancid.conf?  that affects everything
> that
> reads it, the check can be customized (like adding a timer), or completely
> disabled w/o an arg/etc.

It'd be great if it was default-on though. Just my opinion though, like you
say, it's only people unfamiliar with how RANCID works and think they're
being helpful by running rancid-run immediately after altering a router.db

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