[c-nsp] Automated configuration backup script

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Mon Nov 8 11:35:55 EST 2004

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, matthew zeier wrote:

> Sure, when you have it online, let me know.  Right now I'm using something 
> that telnets to each device to do a 'sh config' but I want to retire that so 
> I can get rid of telnet all together.

I've received several requests for the script, so as soon as I get it all 
packed up and ready to go, I'll post an announcement to the list with the 
URL you can download it from.

I hope to have that announcement out in the next day or two.


>> On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, matthew zeier wrote:
>>> Is your tool shareable?  Looks like something I'd like to use.
>> Yes.  All I ask is that if you use it at all, please give me feedback - 
>> positive, negative or otherwise.  I'll send you another email later tonight 
>> with the bzip'd tarball attached.
>> The packaging leaves a lot to be desired-- scratch that, the packaging is
>> nonexistent :-)  In other words, there isn't a nice autoconfiguration 
>> script that will set everything up yet.
>> If you can deal with not having that, then you're in good shape for now. 
>> Hopefully by the time I put it up on sourceforge, it will be suitably 
>> autoconf'd.
>> having said that, you need the following packages in order to run my stuff:
>> 1) expect (latest version is recommended)
>> 2) net-snmp (formerly ucd-snmp)
>> 3) bash (2.03 or newer is known to work, older versions may not)
>> 4) RCS (tested with 5.7, works fine)
>> 5) nawk or gawk in place of regular awk
>> Not required but strongly recommended is xinetd, to provide some better 
>> access control in front of your TFTP daemon.
>> I also never claimed to be the world's greatest coder, which is why much of 
>> the stuff is in shell script instead of something like perl. Eventually the 
>> thing will probably be completely re-written, but that's way off in the 
>> distance.
>> jms

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