[rancid] Rancid and Viewvc / Authentication and Inventory View

Heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Oct 1 16:03:10 UTC 2013

> Am Oct 1, 2013 um 0:46 schrieb Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon at gmail.com>:
>> On 01/10/2013 09:07, Tayfun Sarı wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I install rancid and viewvc successfully.I had 2 thing to be done and
>> need advice.
>> 1-Need a authentication for viewvc.Is it possible to do it by
>> configuration or need to installa some other tools?Whats is your advice
>> and best practices?
>> 2-I need to view the inventory of my cisco switches.What should I do to
>> view this info on Viewvc.
> viewvc is a CVS viewer that runs in a web server. It takes your cvs
> files and presents them in a browser. Authentication is done in viewvc
> and in your http server, it has nothing to do with rancid.
> A CVS viewer can only show you the files it has in the CVS repo, it
> cannot extract information from them and present it in different ways.
> Rancid by itself does not intelligently process inventory, it only grabs
> show output and puts it in a file. You can view that file to see what
> rancid recorded (as well as everything else it also recorded)
You could also write something to post process the rancid data.

> By inventory do you mean an organized list of what hardware you have
> installed with eg serial and model numbers? If that's what you mean you
> will need to use a proper inventory tool, rancid is not suitable for
> that purpose.
> -- 
> Alan McKinnon
> alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
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