[rancid] router config diffs

Wayne Eisenberg Wayne.Eisenberg at CarolinasIT.com
Thu Oct 25 04:46:48 UTC 2018

> I'd go with changing control_rancid.  Search for
> # Mail out the diffs (if there are any).
> if [ -s $TMP.diff ] ; then

Bingo. I found my tweak. Thanks, Lee! Instead of actually sending the email, I had just redirected it to /dev/null.

-        ) | $SENDMAIL -t $MAILOPTS
+       ) > /dev/null

Maybe that could be a config choice in rancid.conf (if it were a global switch) or .cloginrc (if you wanted to turn off mail for specific devices or groups)?

Best Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee [mailto:ler762 at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2018 5:46 PM
To: Wayne Eisenberg <Wayne.Eisenberg at CarolinasIT.com>
Cc: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: Re: [rancid] router config diffs

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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