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rancid(1)						      General Commands Manual							 rancid(1)

NAME
rancid - Cisco configuration filter SYNOPSIS
rancid [-dlV] (-f filename | hostname) DESCRIPTION
rancid is a perl(1) script which uses the login scripts (see clogin(1)) to login to a device, execute commands to display the configuration, etc, then filters the output for formatting, security, and so on. rancid's product is a file with the name of it's last argument plus the suffix .new. For example, hostname.new. There are complementary scripts for other platforms and/or manufacturers that are supported by rancid(1). Briefly, these are: agmrancid Cisco Anomaly Guard Module (AGM) arancid Alteon WebOS switches arrancid Arista Networks devices brancid Bay Networks (nortel) cat5rancid Cisco catalyst switches cssrancid Cisco content services switches erancid ADC-kentrox EZ-T3 mux f10rancid Force10 f5rancid F5 BigIPs fnrancid Fortinet Firewalls francid Foundry and HP procurve OEMs of Foundry hrancid HP Procurve Switches htranicd Hitachi Routers jerancid Juniper Networks E-series jrancid Juniper Networks mrancid MRTd mrvrancid MRV optical switches mtrancid Mikrotik routesrs nrancid Netscreen firewalls nsrancid Netscaler nxrancid Cisco Nexus boxes prancid Procket Networks rivrancid Riverstone rrancid Redback srancid SMC switch (some Dell OEMs) trancid Netopia sDSL/T1 routers tntrancid Lucent TNT xrancid Extreme switches xrrancid Cisco IOS-XR boxes zrancid Zebra routing software The command-line options are as follows: -V Prints package name and version strings. -d Display debugging information. -l Display somewhat less debugging information. -f rancid should interpret the next argument as a filename which contains the output it would normally collect from the device ( hostname) with clogin(1). SEE ALSO
control_rancid(1), clogin(1), rancid.conf(5) CAVEATS
Cisco IOS offers a DHCP server that maintains a text database which can be stored remotely or on local storage. If stored locally, the file changes constantly and causes constant diffs from rancid. If this file's name ('ip dhcp database') matches the regex dhcp_[^[:space:].].txt, it will be filtered. For Catalyst switches running CatOS, type cat5, the prompt must end with '>'. clogin(1) looks for '>' to determine when a login is successful. For example: cat5k> cat5k> enable Password: cat5k> (enable) rancid works on Cisco Catalyst 1900 series switches that are running Enterprise Edition software. This software provides a menu at connection time that allows a command line interface to be used by entering 'K' at the prompt. 26 April 2011 rancid(1)

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

NAME
lg.conf - looking glass configuration file DESCRIPTION
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. VARIABLES
The following variables are used (alphabetically): LG_AS_REG *** not implemented. LG_BGP_RT 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. LG_CACHE_DIR Sets the location of the cache directory. The looking glass uses this to hold lock files, log files, and output from cached commands. Default: ./tmp Note that the default is relative to the directory where lg.cgi runs in the server's document root (e.g.: /usr/local/www/data/lg/tmp). LG_CACHE_TIME 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 LG_CLOGINRC 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). LG_IMAGE 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> <font size=+2>FOO</font>"; LG_INFO 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 href=mailto:webmaster@localhost>webmaster</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 LG_ROUTERDB 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 rancid.conf(5)). LG_STRIP 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. LG_STYLE 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 ................................... ENVIRONMENT
LG_CONF Location of lg.conf file. See the FILES section for more information. ERRORS
lg.conf is interpreted directly by perl(1), so its syntax follows that of perl. Syntax errors may produce quite unexpected results. FILES
/etc/rancid/lg.conf 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. SEE ALSO
cloginrc(5), lg_intro(1), router.db(5) HISTORY
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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