[rancid] Cloginrc file is not working

Charles T. Brooks Charles.Brooks at hbcs.org
Mon May 28 15:51:12 UTC 2018

If your passwords contain any non-alphanumeric characters you will need to enclose them in braces.

For example, if you have a dollar sign in your password:

 add user      myhost.example.org      rancidbackups
 add password  myhost.example.org      {$1$3733t$yzdwDjUcpcOafx}

Organizations in the USA or EU will fail security audits if telnetd is enabled on network devices., it's best practice not to use 49 year old plaintext protocols,  SSH is a better choice (only 23 years old).


From: Rancid-discuss [rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] on behalf of nandhakumar a [nandhakumar.a0519 at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 12:47 AM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Cc: rancid-discuss-request at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] Cloginrc file is not working


I have tried to login into the device using clogin, But the user credentials is not working from the .clogin rc. Please take a look on the below example.

For Ex:

add user 1x.1x.1x.1x user1
add password 1x.1x.1x.1x         {userpwd}  {$userpwd$}
add method 1x.1x.1x.1x telnet ssh

When we try to execute
> /usr/local/rancid/bin/clogin x.x.x.x
> x.x.x.x
> spawn telnet x.x.x.x
> Trying x.x.x.x...
> Connected to x.x.x.x.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> CC*******************************************
> HostName          : Compiled_hostname
> Hardware          : ABCDE
> IOS version       : Version 12.2(55)EX3
> SettingDate       : 2014/11/11
> ModifyDate        :
> Region            : Global
> Country           : XXXXXX
> Owner             : abc
> *******************************************
> User Access Verification
> Username: rancid
> Password:
Login Invalid

I can see that username which is in ,cloginrc and while executing the username is diff, it looks like that the username it takes the server credentials.

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