lg.conf(5)                    File Formats Manual                   lg.conf(5)


       lg.conf - looking glass configuration file


       lg.conf contains configuration for the looking glass scripts.

       The syntax is that of perl(1).  It is used to set variables that affect
       run-time behavior and/or to locate resources.


       The following variables are used (alphabetically):

              *** not implemented.

              Allows show ip bgp neighbor  commands  that  can  produce  heavy
              output,  such as sh ip bgp neighbor <ip> advertised-routes for a
              transit customer  when  the  neighbor  address  is  followed  by
              'advertised-routes' for the sh ip bgp neighbor query.

              Sets  the  location  of  the cache directory.  The looking glass
              uses this to hold lock files, log files, and output from  cached

              Default: ./tmp

              Note  that the default is relative to the directory where lg.cgi
              runs    in     the     server's     document     root     (e.g.:

              Sets  the  number of seconds that the looking glass should cache
              output from commands that tend to produce a lot of output,  such
              as 'show ip bgp dampened-paths'.

              Default: 600

              Defines  the  location of the cloginrc(5) that the looking glass
              should use.  The path may be relative to the directory where the
              CGI scripts run in the server's document root.

              Default: $HOME/.cloginrc

              Note  that  the  .cloginrc must be readable by the user or group
              that will be running the CGI and that clogin(1) will not allow a
              world readable .cloginrc.  The user is normally that of the http
              server (httpd).

              Defines a html image tag (<img>)  which,  if  defined,  will  be
              included  at the top of the looking glass pages.  It may contain
              any html as it is simply handed off to print().

              Example: $LG_IMAGE="<img src=/icons/rancid.gif hspace=0>\n <font

              Defines  information  in  html format which, if defined, will be
              included at the bottom of the looking glass form page.   It  may
              contain any html as it is simply handed off to print().

              Example:       $LG_INFO="For       Support       contact      <a

       LG_LOG Defines the fully qualified path name (i.e.:  begins  with  '/')
              for  the  log file or the syslog(3) facility to use for logging.
              For syslog, the argument is  the  lowercase  name  of  a  syslog
              facility (see syslog.h) without the 'LOG_' prefix.

              Example: local0

              Default: $LG_CACHE_DIR/lg.log

              Sets   the   location   for   the  router.db  file  in  rancid's
              router.db(5) format.   It  lists  the  devices  that  should  be
              available  to  the  looking  glass users.  Only those devices of
              supported types and with state 'up' are made available.  If  not
              defined  and  the default file does not exist, the looking glass
              will compile a list from the router.db files of all  the  groups
              present  in rancid, that is, the list will be a concatenation of
              the available router.db(5) files.

              Note that if  the  concatenation  method  is  used,  it  may  be
              necessary to alter the mode of the router.db files in the rancid
              group directories, since rancid's  default  umask  is  027  (see

              Causes  the LG to strip login information from the looking glass
              results.   Since  Expect  often  munges  disabling   echo   when
              passwords  are  entered,  this  is a SECURITY CONCERN!  However,
              this output can be very useful for debugging clogin problems.

              Defines the URL of a style sheet to be used for HTML formatting.

       PATH   Is a colon separated list of directory  pathnames  in  the  file
              system  where  rancid's  login  scripts,  clogin(1)  etc.)   and
              programs needed within these, such as  telnet(1),  are  located.
              Its value is set by configure.  Should it be necessary to modify
              PATH, note that it must include $BASEDIR/bin (see above).

       Queries        ...................................


              Location of lg.conf  file.   See  the  FILES  section  for  more


       lg.conf  is interpreted directly by perl(1), so its syntax follows that
       of perl.  Syntax errors may produce quite unexpected results.


              Configuration file described here.

              lg.conf is located by the  value  of  the  environment  variable
              LG_CONF,   in  the  CWD  (current  working  directory),  or  the
              sysconfdir defined when rancid was installed, in that order.


       cloginrc(5), lg_intro(7), router.db(5)


       In RANCID releases prior to 2.3, lg.conf was  located  in  the  util/lg
       sub-directory  of  the  install  path.   This  was  changed  to be more
       consistent with common file location practices.

                                  7 Jan 2004                        lg.conf(5)

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