[rancid] Fortigate - tweak suggestion as well as issue with spacing FortiOS >5.4+

Alexander Griesser AGriesser at anexia-it.com
Tue May 30 15:25:16 UTC 2017

> > me too (tm).
> > On all of my fortigates - also happens on Quaggas, fwiw.
> > The linebreaks are hard to ignore for diff, but this one:
> >
> > -     next
> > + next
> >   end
> >
> > can be fixed by adding "ignore-whitespace" as a diff option which would make sense in all situations I guess; not sure if there's any router/switch/firewall which really cares about whitespace syntax-wise.
> Curious if others opened tickets with Fortigate on this? Perhaps if a few of us did they'd get the memo.

I personally did not and I'm not sure if they would care after all. From my experience, they will most likely tell you to use the integrated config backup option of their systems rather than using unsupported third party tools to retrieve the configuration.


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