[rancid] Sonicwall: clogin sends password after first login?

Kevin Geil KGeil at orda.org
Fri Mar 2 14:11:35 UTC 2018

Thanks, I figured it was something like that.  Is  it recommended to use a custom version of clogin, or do I just discard the error text when I write the script that retrieves the configuration?

Thanks again,

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From: heasley [mailto:heas at shrubbery.net] 
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Subject: Re: [rancid] Sonicwall: clogin sends password after first login?

Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 05:23:20PM -0500, doug.hughes at keystonenap.com:
> most likely it's having a problem recognizing your prompt. That's a pretty complex one and embedded spaces are bound to complicate things.
> Sent from my android device.
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> Subject: [rancid] Sonicwall: clogin sends password after first login?
> Hi, I hope someone can point me in the right direction here:  I'm trying to monitor a sonicwall device with Rancid, and am having a hiccup at the first step.   I can get clogin to authenticate to the device, but it immediately sends the password a second time after login, so the sonicwall sees it as a command, and returns an error.  I'm guessing it's my lack of understanding of Clogin, but after reading documentation, I still can't figure it out.  Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. I have tried adding a timeout value, and playing with the -noenable option, but to no avail.

There is no support for Sonic.  So, I do not know if clogin would work with it.  you will need to add support yourself.

> Thanks again,
> Kevin
> My .cloginrc file looks like this:
> add noenable sonic {1}
> add method sonic ssh
> add cyphertype sonic aes128-ctr
> add user sonic ReadOnlyAdmin
> add password sonic {mypassword}
> And the output looks like this:
> root at ubuntu:/var/lib/rancid/bin# ./clogin -f /var/lib/rancid/.cloginrc 
> -noenable sonic
> ReadOnlyAdmin at sonic's password:
> Copyright (c) 2016 Dell | SonicWALL, Inc.
> Using username 'ReadOnlyAdmin'.
> Password:
> ReadOnlyAdmin at MY NSA4600_Primary> mypassword % Error encountered at 
> '^' marker:
>     mypassword
>     ^
> % Error: No matching command found.
> ReadOnlyAdmin at MY NSA4600_Primary>

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