[rancid] router config diffs

Lee ler762 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 21:45:41 UTC 2018

On 10/21/18, Wayne Eisenberg <Wayne.Eisenberg at carolinasit.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using SVN, not CVS.
> I probably didn't do a good job of explaining. I'm not getting the same diff
> over and over. They are new versions, valid diffs. I don't see how svn could
> get out of sync, when the crontab was inactive (everything rem'ed out) so
> there was no activity during the upgrade. Before the upgrade, I know there
> were router config changes taking place and I did not get an email about
> them. Now I do. So I'm hunting for how to turn the notifications off.

I'd go with changing control_rancid.  Search for

# Mail out the diffs (if there are any).
if [ -s $TMP.diff ] ; then

which looks like the line to change to turn notifications off.  Or
check the FAQ:
Q. I just want to store configrurations, I do not want to receive diffs.  How
   can I accomplish this?
A. Use procmail to filter them out of your inbox.
   OR, redirect the mail aliases in your MTA's aliases file or database to a
   mailman list with no subscribers.
   OR, redirect the mail aliases to /dev/null.
   OR, set DIFFSCRIPT in rancid.conf to something that eats it's input, such
   as "dd of=/dev/null bs=16k".

> I'm also noticing a .cvsignore file in the 'configs' folder in WebSVN. Not
> sure why that is there or if I should care. It wasn't there before the
> upgrade.
> Thanks,
> Wayne
> -----Original Message-----
> From: heasley [mailto:heas at shrubbery.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:47 AM
> To: Wayne Eisenberg <Wayne.Eisenberg at CarolinasIT.com>
> Cc: 'rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net' <rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net>
> Subject: Re: [rancid] router config diffs
> Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:54:48AM +0000, Wayne Eisenberg:
>> I just upgraded from 3.1 to 3.8, and all of a sudden I am getting emails
>> every time there is a change in the config - 'router config diff' emails.
>> I must have tweaked something in the previous version so that I wasn't
>> getting them for every change in config, but I don't remember what. Is
>> there a switch or conf variable that can turn it off? I just want to be
>> notified if rancid can't contact a device.
> please see the FAQ S2 Q4.  your cvs working directory is most likely out of
> sync somehow.
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