[rancid] Gathering switch information via SNMP or web interfaces
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Mon Feb 15 19:30:19 UTC 2016
currently I am involved with the maintenance of a dozen switches (Netgear
GS724T, Netgear GS728TP and Netgear GS748T).
I would like to distribute notifications to our small group of administrators
after a switch configuration change was made by one of us.
As far as I understand RANCID, I assume that it could be used for this purpose.
Sadly our switches do not allow commandline access (ssh or telnet). They offer
only a web interface and SNMP.
I took a quick look at the rancid code and came to the conclusion that it uses
expect for all its operations. Thus I could imagine that it only works with
switches with commandline interfaces.
Please correct my assumptions above, if necessary.
I am prepared to write some code (extending RANCID or writing single-purpose
scripts for our environment).
But I cannot judge if it is possible (and desirable) to extend RANCID in a way
to would allow the gathering of information via SNMP or web interfaces (with all
the related complications of sessions and/or cookies).
Would someone please share some thoughts regarding this approach?
Thank you for your time!
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