[rancid] (no subject) and Re: System Up Time & Dell

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri May 2 18:03:12 UTC 2014

Fri, May 02, 2014 at 09:10:28AM +0100, Howard Jones:
> On 01/05/2014 21:21, Alex DEKKER wrote:
> > I wonder, given the sheer number of threads discussing the topic of 
> > cycling/incrementing output in RANCID emails, might some mechanism for 
> > either a) automatically detecting cycling/incrementing output or b) 
> > making it easier to get RANCID to ignore it be a worthy target for 
> > development?
> With RANCID 3, adding an additional config type (e.g. 'ignore') to 
> rancid.types.conf to implement (b) should make the effort a bit more 
> central for the vendor types that use that file (anything with more than 
> a 'script' line, as far as I can see).

can you provide an outline of what you mean?

> Even a document describing the data and control flow through the various 
> components of RANCID would make it easier for someone to help themselves 
> though. For example, it wasn't clear to me for a while that actually, 
> the *rancid script doesn't really interact with the device at all - just 
> squirts a canned list of commands, and then tries to make sense of all 
> the output afterwards.


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