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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 $BASEDIR/<group>/configs.

              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 Anomaly Guard Module (aka Riverhead).  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.

               arista An Arista Networks device.

                      An Avocent Cyclades console server.

               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, but not IOS-XR.

                      A Cisco Nexus switch/router.

                      A Cisco device running IOS-XR.

               css    A Cisco content services switch.

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

               erx    A Juniper E-series edge router.

                      An Extreme switch.

               ezt3   An ADC-Kentrox EZ-T3 mux.

               f5     A F5 BigIP switch.

                      A Force10 router.

                      A Fortinet firewall.

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

                      A Hitachi router.

               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 Procket router.

                      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 beginning of a line is a comment; the entire line is ignored.

       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 $BASEDIR/etc/rancid.conf.


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

                                           8 April 2010                              router.db(5)