[rancid] Trouble grabbing configs from a Foundry FesX

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 20:40:57 UTC 2014

On 02/07/2014 22:38, Jethro R Binks wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jul 2014, Alan McKinnon wrote:
>>> Trying to get all of the configs.
>>> foundry-needy.domain.com: End of run not found 0 || 0
>>> foundry-needy.domain.com flogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
>>> foundry-needy.domain.com: missed cmd(s): show chassis,show module,show
>>> flash,show version,show running-config,write term
>>> foundry-needy.domain.com: End of run not found
>>> !
>>> =====================================
>>> Getting missed routers: round 1.
>>> Received signal - ending run (1).
>>> cat: /var/rancid/canby/routers.single: No such file or directory
>>> All routers sucessfully completed.
>>> cat: /var/rancid/canby/routers.single: No such file or directory
>>> Can't open /var/rancid/canby/routers.single: No such file or directory.
>>> If CLogin works, why would rancid complain about a timeout?
>> you are testing with clogin
>> but your output clearly shows rancid-run is launching flogin.
>> It's set in the *rancid script itself (the one referenced in rancid-fe)
>> I don't have rancid code handy here, but it looks like you have 2 curses
>> of action:
>> - fix flogin to work properly with ssh
>> - edit the rancid parser to use clogin and not flogin
> flogin is what you want.  I have it working fine with ssh on similar 
> Foundry/Brocade models.
> Run something like:
>   env NOPIPE=YES PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/libexec/rancid francid -d devicename
> (where /usr/local/libexec/rancid is the place your rancid scripts are 
> located) and see what the .raw logfile says.
> The user rancid is logging in as will need to be suitable priviliged.  If 
> it isn't admin privileged, you may need to permit it to run additional 
> commands at your user level.  In my case, I have my rancid user privilege 
> 5, and also then need to configure:
> privilege exec level 5 skip-page-display

I don't have any Foundry kit, but for the benefit of all, why would
clogin work for the OP but flogin not work?

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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