[rancid] End of config in Extreme Switches

Paul Thornton prt at prt.org
Thu Oct 3 08:13:48 UTC 2013


The issue here is that I've found that EXOS/Extremeware doesn't always 
echo that 'exit' back reliably before the connection is closed.  Again, 
it was a long time ago, but I recall problems relying on that for 
found_end and/or clean_run getting set.

I think the most sensible option is to go with Alan's suggestion to 
assume all is good if we get at least 5 lines of config.

I've been tied up with other things so far this week, but I want to do 
some tests on using both the clean xrancid from 2.3.8 and then xrancid 
patched for the 'have 5 lines so ok' test.  I hope to do this later 
today and will report back.


On 03/10/2013 01:52, James Andrewartha wrote:
> On 02/10/13 18:09, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> To me that's a more sensible approach - you can't include checks for
>> markers that do not exist in the output.
> The entrancid (Enterasys) I have looks like it matches on the exit
> command sent by entlogin itself to set $found_end:
> sub ShowConfig {
>      print STDERR "    In ShowConfig: $_" if ($debug);
>      while (<INPUT>) {
> <snip>
>      }
>      if (/exit/) {
>      $found_end = 1;
>      $clean_run = 1;
>      return(1);
>      }
>      return(0);
> }

Paul Thornton

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