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

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Fri Sep 12 11:47:30 UTC 2014

Try hlogin instead?  Are they declared as type "hp" in your router.db?

On Fri, 12 Sep 2014, Neil Arnold wrote:

> Hi,
> 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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