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       rancid.types.conf - rancid device type configuration file


       rancid.types.conf contains formatted configuration lines that define the device types that
       are available for use in the <device_type> field of the router.db(5) configuration file.

       The rancid.types.base configuration file follows the same format,  but  defines  the  base
       types described in router.db(5).

       Users  are  STRONGLY  discouraged  from altering this file or overriding the base types in
       rancid.types.conf.  Instead, copy the type definition to be altered from rancid.types.base
       to rancid.types.conf using a different <device_type>.


       One directive is listed per-line, where the syntax is one of:

                 <device_type>;prescript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob?  add this?
                 <device_type>;postscript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob?  add this?

       For example:
                 cisco;command;ShowVersion;show version
                 juniper;command;ShowVersion;show version

       <device_type>  is  a lower case name used in the router.db(5) file.  Its case is forced to
       lower case when reading the configuration files.

       Each <device_type> may have the  following  directives  defined.   The  login  and  script
       directives are required, unless it is an alias.

       alias  Defines  an  alias  for  another  <device_type>,  it  does  NOT  augment  it.   The
              <device_type> target may be defined in either device type configuration file.

              Defines commands to run for the <device_type> and the function  that  will  process
              the input.

       inloop Intended  for  rancid(1), inloop defines a function to loop over the input from the
              device.  It must have the calling signature f($INPUT, $OUTPUT).

       login  Defines the login script used for the <device_type>, which does not need to  be  an
              FQPN, but then must be found in the path.

       module Loads  a  rancid perl module to supply functions used in the command directives for
              the <device_type>.  Multiple module lines may exist for a  device  type,  they  are
              loaded in the order they appear.

       script Defines  the rancid script used for the <device_type>, which does not need to be an
              FQPN, but then must be found in the process' path.

              Defines the rancid login script timeout in seconds.  In  general,  the  default  90
              seconds, but some modules themselves alter this.


              Configuration file described here.

              Configuration file described here.


       control_rancid(1), rancid(1), rancid-run(1), router.db(5), rancid(3)

                                          24 March 2020                      rancid.types.conf(5)