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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

       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.

                                           8 April 2010                                 rancid(1)