[nsp] Cisco/Router Management Tool

Fred Jordan fjordan at hcs.net
Tue Nov 25 15:47:14 EST 2003

Best thing I've seen is lg.php. Can find the script source
most everywhere (Google search for lg.php; email me if
you need to). We are setting it up here for customers as well
as newbe NOC types. Slick piece of very short code that is
easily maintained.
                                                            Hope this helps,

Chris Bissell wrote:

>     I was wondering if a tool had been already created that did the 
> following.  It would be nice if we could have a daemon running on one 
> of our management servers that kept a ssh/telnet connection open to 
> the majority of our routers (currently Cisco, but a few other brands 
> as well).  You could have users send commands to this daemon which 
> would then send the command to the router and reply back with the 
> output, using any authentication scheme you wrote into the daemon.
>     The reason for this is as follows, we could use this program to 
> repeatedly run certain commands from a script for troubleshooting 
> purposes (for things that you can't get via SNMP).  Since the 
> connection to the router is kept open, you could then reduce the 
> overhead connection setup and teardown.  We could also, through a bit 
> of coding create a way for low privilege techs to access particular 
> commands without having to know the passwords to the router. (I know 
> that can also be accomplished a few different ways with TACACS+ and 
> privilege levels as well).  Does anybody know of a tool that 
> accomplishes this?
>     I could see a tool like this being the only way the majority of 
> people would access the routers, which would give us full flexibility 
> to write dynamic access rules and such.  We run mostly FreeBSD here so 
> a tool that worked on that system would be easiest, but any platform 
> would do.
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