JP Vossen on 20 Oct 2015 08:37:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Netdisco & RANCID

That was me wondering about "messy" networks or turf wars.  Good to know
it can handle that too, thanks.

On 10/20/2015 08:42 AM, Bill East wrote:
> 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
>     changes.
>     ...
>     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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