[SASAG] Managing Sysco Config Files?

tres at apollonian.net tres at apollonian.net
Tue Jul 3 10:21:40 PDT 2007



On Jul 2, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Atom Powers wrote:

> On 7/2/07, Jonathan Nicol <jnicol at bluegecko.net> wrote:
>> Hi Atom,
>>
>> This may not have all the features you're looking for, but we use  
>> RANCID
>> (http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/)
>
> Hmm, shell scripts. It's not exactly what I'm looking for; but at
> least it's easy to hack.
> Unfortunately it would probably require me to put the router passwords
> into plain-text files, which is ... undesirable.

Well, ideally, your routers and switches will (still) have access  
lists set up that allow access from only certain hosts... so it  
wouldn't matter who had the passwords (since most of it is passing  
via telnet anyway). Access is controlled through your jump hosts.

RANCID is a good solution.


>
>> It pulls configurations from network gear (Cisco, Juniper, HP, etc  
>> etc) and
>> puts them into CVS or Subversion, then emails the diffs. Great for  
>> backups,
>> restores still have to be done by hand.
>>
>>
>>
>>  HTH,
>>
>> Jonathan Nicol
>> Systems Administrator, Blue Gecko
>> jnicol at bluegecko.net
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jul 2, 2007, at 1:06 PM, Atom Powers wrote:
>>
>> Can somebody recommend tools or techniques for managing Sysco switch
>> configs?
>>
>> More specifically, I need an easier way to backup and restore the
>> configs. Double bonus if you know of a way to restore the config and
>> automatically restart if it is different than the running config.
>>
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