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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>\n <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)