Bill East on 20 Oct 2015 05:43:06 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Netdisco & RANCID

I should mention - someone during the talk asked how Netdisco handles multiple community strings in a network. From what I've looked at, you can put multiple community strings into the config and during discovery Netdisco will try them in series until one works. It will then cache the correct string so that subsequent queries use that. If you change the string on the device you need to rediscover it.

On Oct 20, 2015 12:43 AM, "JP Vossen" <> wrote:
Thanks to Bill for his great talk on what he did on his summer vacation.
 Oops, wait, that was 5th grade...  I mean, on "Netdisco: The Open
Source Networking Swiss Army Knife."  (You had to be there. :)  I was
previously not aware of that tool and it was really interesting to see
what it can do.

I also mentioned a vaguely related tool that may be of some interest.
RANCID - Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ
RANCID monitors a router's (or more generally a device's) configuration,
including software and hardware (cards, serial numbers, etc) and uses
CVS (Concurrent Version System) or Subversion to maintain history of
Rancid currently supports Allied Telesis switches running AW+, Cisco
routers, Juniper routers, Catalyst switches, Foundry switches (now
Brocade), Redback NASs, ADC EZT3 muxes, MRTd (and thus likely IRRd),
Alteon switches, and HP Procurve switches and a host of others.

I love the idea because I love putting stuff in revision control, but I
haven't actually used the tool, but we implemented it at $WORK-- and I
read our internal docs and some of the project docs.

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