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Re: Automate router configs

  • From: joshua sahala
  • Date: Thu Mar 11 22:41:48 2004

On (11/03/04 20:50), Jason Graun wrote:
> Is anybody automating router/switch configs in any manner other then telnet
> scripts or Ciscoworks?  I am just trying to get some ideas.

lexicon/netclarity - - young, only cisco
ios/catos devices right now, easy to tailor to your change management
process, working on policy compliance auditing

truecontrol - - no juniper support yet, less
flexible change process flow, can/will act as central access point for
device access (will proxy ssh/telnet/etc based upon your login
credentials), decent config/policy compliance auditing and reporting

formulator - - more mature than truecontrol, more
devices supported (including some servers), robust compliance
auditing/reporting features

and last, but not least, rancid - - support
for lots of devices (and easy to add more with a little expect
knowledge), easily extended (perl, expect, awk, shell, etc), FREE - for
more on what you can do see:

i am using/have used rancid, and am evaluating the others



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