Provided by: rancid-core_2.3.2~a7-2_i386
rancid - Cisco configuration filter
rancid [-dlV] (-f filename | hostname)
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.
rancidββs product is a file with the name of itβs 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
brancid Bay Networks (nortel)
cat5rancid Cisco catalyst switches
cssrancid Cisco content services switches
drancid Dell switches
erancid ADC-kentrox EZ-T3 mux
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
prancid Procket Networks
srancid SMC switch (some Dell OEMs)
tntrancid Lucent TNT
nrancid Netscreen firewalls
xrancid Extreme switches
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).
control_rancid(1), clogin(1), rancid.conf(5)
For Catalyst switches running CatOS, type cat5, the prompt must end
with β>β. clogin(1) looks for β>β to determine when a login is
successful. For example:
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 βKβ at the prompt.
8 January 2007 rancid(1)