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       rancid - Cisco configuration filter


       rancid [-dlCV] [-t device_type] (-f filename | hostname)

       rancid [-dhlCV] -t device_type (-f filename | hostname)


       rancid  is  a collection of perl(1) scripts which use 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 forth.  rancid's product is a file with the name
       of it's last argument plus the suffix .new.  For example,

       rancid is a perl(1) script that operates much like the vendor-specific  rancid  script  of
       pre-3.0  releases,  but is generic and will eventually obsolete the vendor-specific rancid
       scripts.  It uses the device_type specified  with  the  -t  option  to  look-up  a  device
       description  (see  rancid.types.conf(5))  that defines what it does to collect and process
       device information.

       There are scripts complementary to rancid 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

       erancid        ADC-kentrox EZ-T3 mux

       f5rancid       F5 BigIPs

       rancid         The  generic  rancid  script;  supporting Allied Telesis AW+ devices, Arbor
                      Networks Appliances, Arista EOS, Ciena Waverserver, Cisco IOS,  Cisco  IOS-
                      XR,  Cisco  NX-OS,  Cisco  WLC,  (some)  Dell  switches,  Extreme switches,
                      Fortinet firewalls, Force10 (aka Dell NOS9),  Foundry  (aka  some  Brocade)
                      devices,  FRR  Routing  S/W  (formerly  Quagga or Zebra), Juniper JunOS and
                      JunOS EVO, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS, and UBNT Edgemax  and  EdgeRouter,
                      and  SMC  (some Dell switches).  It uses the device O/S modules for parsing
                      routines as determined  by  the  rancid.types.conf(5)  file(s).   Also  see
                      rancid(3) for details.

       hrancid        HP Procurve Switches

       htranicd       Hitachi Routers

       jerancid       Juniper Networks E-series

       mrancid        MRTd

       nrancid        Netscreen firewalls

       nsrancid       Netscaler

       rivrancid      Riverstone

       rrancid        Redback

       trancid        Netopia sDSL/T1 routers

       xirancid       Xirrus arrays

       If  rancid  is  run  for  a  device  type whose script, as defined in rancid.types.base or
       rancid.types.conf, is not rancid, then that script will be exec(2)'d.

       The command-line options are as follows:

       -C     Prints the login command that would be used to collect data from the device.

       -V     Prints package name and version strings.

       -d     Display debugging information.

       -h     Display a usage line and exit.

       -l     Display somewhat less debugging information.

       -t     Device type, of the given host or file, that is  defined  in  rancid.types.base  or
              rancid.types.conf .

       -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), rancid.types.conf(5), rancid(3)


       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> enable
                 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.

                                          22 April 2020                                 rancid(1)