[rancid] router config diffs
heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Oct 25 17:16:22 UTC 2018
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 04:46:48AM +0000, Wayne Eisenberg:
> > 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
why? there are 3 manners of affecting the same result, but without modifying
the installed base and without needing to remember that change following the
next upgrade. embrace the unix methodology - assemble (pipe) simple tools
for complex results.
> # 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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