[rancid] Can't login to device

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 12:29:29 UTC 2013

On 16/10/2013 14:08, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Hello,
> I used http://openmaniak.com/rancid_tutorial.php tutorial for installing Rancid on my Windows + Cygwin machine.
> However I cannot connect to any device via "clogin x.x.x.x". To be honest, I have no idea why. 
> I have ping, telent and ssh working from my cygwin machine to my network equipment.
> Let's assume that I have catalyst 2600 switch with local username and password. I can access it via telnet.
> In my .cloginrc file there are lines as above:
> add method telnet
> add user ryan 
> add password magicPass enablePass
> At /home/rancid/var/groupName/router.db looks like that:
> But when I'm trying to execute clogin command, nothing happens:
> Administrator at backup /home/rancid
> $ /home/rancid/bin/clogin
> Administrator at backup /home/rancid
> Can anyone help?

The lack of output is extremely unusual.

Check permissions on ~/.cloginrc, the file cannot be world readable or
writeable. I've had it silently fail on me before.

then try

clogin -d <host>

the output is very verbose, so it's best to redirect it or pipe it to
less and examine it closely.

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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