[rancid] Update configs by an external means

Kyle Tucker kylet at panix.com
Wed Oct 4 19:06:26 UTC 2017

Apparently it is enough to just place the updated file in the configs directory and rancid-run detects the chnages, updates Subversion and sends out the diff email. I got off easy on this one!


On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 03:54:24PM -0400, Kyle Tucker wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've had RANCID with Subversion/WebSVN in place for a few years with
> great success for Cisco gear. I am trying to tackle SonicWall firewalls
> with not much success. I've managed to write my own shell/expect script
> the log onto the SonicWalls and ftp the configs back down where I can
> compare the current and previous configs and upon a change, log back on
> and download the exported "exp" image and I like this method. I also was
> able to get the configs initially into RANCID but without a working
> clogin/sonlogin script, updates aren't being seen. I tried to simply
> copy in a $host.new file but that triggered nothing but it was cleaned
> up. Is there a way I can copy the file in or otherwise inject it into
> RANCID so that rancid-run could accept it and trigger the normal actions
> a diff would trigger? Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kyle

- Kyle 

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