[rancid] New to rancid

Derek Page dpage at kayak.com
Tue Oct 20 02:52:48 UTC 2015

Rancid should only alert if there is a diff in the previous config.
Rancid also gives you the a few lines above and below the diff.

One of these lines must be different for each run.
@@ -307,7 +307,6 @@?

You could do this. Post is old, not sure if there is a better way.

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM, Don White <don.white at edointeractive.com>

> I just started with a company and they use rancid for their cisco configs.
> I am trying to clean up some of the alerting that we are getting. It
> appears that we are running config checks every hour. However I keep
> getting the same alerts each hour. For example:
> - -- configs/xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (revision 16685)
> @@ -307,7 +307,6 @@
>       preempt
>       priority 105
>       ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
> -   no shutdown
> How can I get rancid not to alert on this change if it was alerted the
> last hour? Getting this same alert each hour, we will end up ignoring the
> alerts. (I know this for a fact, as one switch could not be accessed for
> over a year per rancid, and nobody fixed it)
> Thanks,
> Don
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Derek Page
Operations Engineer
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