RANCID.TYPES.CONF(5) - man page online | file formats

Rancid device type configuration file.

12 February 2014
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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>;command;<filter_function>;<device_command_string> <device_type>;inloop;<input_loop_function> <device_type>;login;<login_program> <device_type>;module;<perl_module_name> <device_type>;prescript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob? add this? <device_type>;postscript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob? add this? <device_type>;script;<rancid_script> For example: cisco;login;clogin cisco;module;rancid::ios cisco;inloop;ios::inloop cisco;command;ShowVersion;show version juniper;login;/usr/local/bin/jlogin juniper;module;rancid::junos juniper;inloop;junos::inloop 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 direc‐ tives are required. command 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. 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 path.


/etc/rancid/rancid.types.conf Configuration file described here. /etc/rancid/rancid.types.base Configuration file described here.


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