[rancid] ASA Config for Rancid

Dan Anderson dan.w.anderson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 21:01:26 UTC 2017

You can set the method for the ASAs to be {ssh,telnet} in your .cloginrc
file. I'm on my phone and don't have the exact syntax handy but it's pretty

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 4:56 PM Ryan West <rwest at zyedge.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 16:51:34, Piegorsch, Weylin William wrote:
> > Subject: [rancid] ASA Config for Rancid
> >
> > Cisco question, that I’m having a devil of a time getting a Cisco answer
> to.
> >
> > I have several ASAs – some locally connected, some connected at the far
> end
> > of an IPSec tunnel.  In nearly all cases, I can’t get rancid to archive
> their
> > config.  For reasons that don’t relate to the ASA (has to do with the
> larger
> > network as a whole), I need telnet to be the first method, with SSH
> backup.
> > But, the ASAs drop the telnet request, they don’t send a TCP RST
> packet.  As
> > a consequence, rancid times out and considers it an unreachable device.
> >
> > I’m trying to find a mechanism that doesn’t require specifying custom
> rancid
> > configs for ASAs that are different than anything else.
> >
> Try to allow telnet access from the remote network as sourced from inside
> and then use 'management-access inside' and you should be able to telnet to
> the inside address from across a VPN tunnel.
> -ryan
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