[rancid] rancid not writting configurations to /config/ file
Jethro R Binks
jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Thu Sep 12 23:49:58 UTC 2013
On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Sean Maguire wrote:
> I think you are going to struggle getting the Huawei 5600 to back up
> correctly in RANCID I'm afraid. The problem with Huawei is that they
> have very different CLIs across their product range. In fact, on their
> MSANs you see significant differences between the CLI of the data cards
> and the voice cards and neither of these have a CLI which is the same
> the that on their switches or firewalls. I suspect the RANCID script you
> are using was designed for switches and firewalls rather than the 5600
There may be a little hope; my h3c scripts have been tested on some Huawei
kit, and I was sent a few modifications which improve support on at least
I was not aware of the github.com/ssinyagin stuff, so I do not know if
there are any parts of that that may be useful.
> Some of the major differences are how the CLI handles things like
> turning off paging (I seem to remember at least some of their kit not
> supporting disabling paging) and the string that is output to inform the
> user of the end of a page (which RANCID uses internally if paging
> support cannot be disabled). I also seem to remember the DSLAMs spitting
> out all kinds of horrible control character which make your RANCID
> backups look a total mess.
There are some features in the patch I was sent that may address these
I've been meaning to merge them and some other bits in for a while but
never found the time so far. Unfortunately, I do not have access to any
5600 to test :)
Maybe more news on this soon.
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Jethro R Binks, Network Manager,
Information Services Directorate, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
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