ciscoconfr router log-entry
This program has been installed successfully on FreeBSD 2.2.6-RELEASE, Linux
RedHat 4.2, Solaris 2.5.1, IRIX 5.3 and HP/UX 10.20. Feedback regarding other
platforms is welcome.
ciscoconfr will retrieve configuration from a Cisco router using
rsh(1), and store it under RCS source control in the directory
/usr/local/share/cisco (this directory was specified on this host at
Blank lines, comments and other garbage are automagically pruned
from the router configuration to prevent unnecessary RCS deltas being formed
from insignificant changes.
ciscoconfr is intended to be run automatically by
ciscoconfd(8) to maintain a configuration history for multiple
Parameters for ciscoconfr are as follows:
The user which ciscologr runs as must be permitted to issue enable
commands to routers using rsh(1). To allow this to happen, some
configuration of the appropriate routers is necessary. The following example
allows the user "jabley" to issue enable-mode commands via rsh from
the host 188.8.131.52:
- A router's host name in a format suitable to be passed to
- A log entry to provide supporting information when checking the changed
configuration in using ci(1)
ip rcmd rsh-enable
ip rcmd remote-host jabley 184.108.40.206 jabley enable
Warning! Do not type these commands into your router without a thorough
understanding of the security implications for your network.
1.00 (6 Apr 1998)
More recent versions may be available; check for details at
If a router's non-volatile RAM is otherwise engaged (e.g. by a "write
mem" issued by an operator, or by a slave-sync in units with multiple
route processors), the configuration retrieved from the router will be the
single line `Non-Volatile memory is in use' .
This should only happen infrequently as long as
ciscologr(8) is not run so often that the instinctive
post-configuration "write mem" is always caught.
Frequency of running ciscologr can be reduced by sensible
application of the -t parameter to ciscologd(8).
ciscoconfd(8), rsh(1), ci(1), co(1)
Joe Abley <email@example.com>