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       router.db - rancid group configuration file


       router.db  contains  information  for  devices  which  are members of a
       rancid group.  control_rancid(1) reads this file to compile a  list  of
       devices which it should collect.


       One device is listed per-line, where the syntax is:


       For example:

       The fields are as follows:

              The  name  of  the device, which must resolve via gethostbyname,
              used as the argument to telnet(1), rsh(1), or ssh(1), to connect
              to  the device.  Once converted to lower-case, this also becomes
              the name of the file  used  to  store  the  configuration  under

              Experience  has  shown  that  using  the  device’s  FQDN  (Fully
              Qualified Domain Name) works best, as in the example above.

              The type of device from the set:

               agm    A  Cisco  Anomoly  Guard  Module  (aka  Riverhead).   We
                      suspect  that  at  some  point  the  UI will become more
                      cisco-like and it can be  merged  with  the  IOS  rancid

               alteon An Alteon WebOS switches.

               baynet A Bay Networks router.

               cat5   A  Cisco  catalyst  series 5000 and 4000 switches (i.e.:
                      running the catalyst OS, not IOS).

               cisco  A Cisco router, PIX, or switch such  as  the  3500XL  or
                      6000 running IOS (or IOS-like) OS.

               css    A Cisco content services switch.

                      An  enterasys  NAS.   This is currently an alias for the
                      riverstone device type.

               erx    A Juniper E-series edge router.

                      An Extreme switch.

               ezt3   An ADC-Kentrox EZ-T3 mux.

                      A Force10 router.

                      A  Foundry  router,  switch,  or  router-switch.    This
                      includes  HP  Procurve switches that are OEMs of Foundry
                      products, such as the HP9304M.

                      A Hitachi routers.

               hp     A HP Procurve switch such as the 2524 or  4108  procurve
                      switches.  Also see the foundry type.

                      A Juniper router.

               mrtd   A host running the (merit) MRTd daemon.

                      A Netscalar load balancer.

                      A Netscreen firewall.

                      A Redback router, NAS, etc.

                      A  Riverstone  NAS  or  Cabletron (starting with version
                      ~9.0.3) router.

               smc    A SMC switch (some Dell OEMs)

               tnt    A lucent TNT.

               zebra  Zebra routing software.

              The state is either "up", or some other  arbitrary  value,  e.g.
              "down".    If  the  device  is  not  marked  "up"  the  device’s
              configuration will not be collected.  It is  highly  recommended
              that comments are made for any router not listed as up, so as to
              indicate the reason a router is not to be polled, e.g.:

     testing until 5/5/2001.
     6054234, 5/3/2001

              The script "downreport" in util/ can be used to produce a report
              of routers in router.db that are not marked "up".

              Freeform string to describe the current state of the router.

       A  ‘‘#’’  at  the  begining  of a line is a comment; the entire line is

       If a device is deleted from the router.db file, then rancid will  clean
       up  by removing the device’s config file from $BASEDIR/<group>/configs.
       The device will be removed from the revision  control  system.   It  is
       possible,  in  most  cases, to resurrect or check-out copies of deleted
       device configurations.


              Configuration file described here, where  <group>  is  a  device
              group   name  defined  in  the  variable  LIST_OF_GROUPS  within


       control_rancid(1), rancid(1), rancid.conf(5)

                                8 January 2007                    router.db(5)