RANCID

Say What! “really awesome new Cisco confIg differ”

http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/

RANCID is one of those things that once you have it up and running you wonder how you ever survived without it. In years of implementation and management of network infrastructure the means to easily identify adhoc changes that magically occur are every network engineers nightmare. Mix in a little bit of TACACS+ and you have an ideal solution for offering accountability and management of your infrastructure. The great thing that RANCID does is to chuck the output of numerous commands into a sub-version process and highlights the changes which occur. So, I’ve put together a step by step process of installing RANCID onto a certain Linux distribution, as well as dropping some brain dump elements and some tit-bits identifed by Mr Grumpy …

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