[rancid] Rancid submits random characters after logon - causes config read failure

Neil Arnold n.arnold at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 11:14:46 UTC 2014


I've got an issue with 3 HP Procurve switches. All are running a recent
firmware version. The problem is that no config is being pulled from 3 HP
switches. in my network, the others give up their config just fine. I've
discovered the reason but I'm unsure of how to fix it.
The issue is caused because rancid is issuing the following command to the
switch after it logs on: ^[[46;148R

I can see this by running /bin/clogin and seeing that I get
dropped to the following:

HP_SWITCH_1# ^[[46;148R

So Rancid is issuing the manager username and password and then issuing
^[[46;148R which the switch doesn't understand, Rancid, having not received
the config, disconnects and moves on. I can Telnet into these switches from
Rancid just fine using the manager logon so I know it's not an issue there.
I just can't understand why Rancid seems to be issuing this random string
of characters after it logs onto these particular switches.

Anyone have any ideas?

Many thanks for any pointers.
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