rancid.types.conf man page

rancid.types.conf ā€” rancid device type configuration file


rancid.types.conf contains formatted configuration lines that define the device types that are available for use in the <device_type> field of the router.db(5) configuration file.

The rancid.types.base configuration file follows the same format but defines the base types described in router.db(5).

Users are STRONGLY discouraged from altering this file or overriding the base types in rancid.types.conf. Instead, copy the type definition to be altered from rancid.types.base to rancid.types.conf using a different <device_type>.


One directive is listed per-line, where the syntax is one of:

<device_type>;prescript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob?  add this?
<device_type>;postscript;<rancid_script> XXX temporary knob?  add this?

For example:

cisco;command;ShowVersion;show version
juniper;command;ShowVersion;show version

<device_type> is a lower case name used in the router.db(5) file. Its case is forced to lower case when reading the configuration files.

Each <device_type> may have the following directives defined. The login and script directives are required.


Defines commands to run for the <device_type> and the function that will process the input.


Intended for rancid(1), inloop defines a function to loop over the input from the device. It must have the calling signature f($INPUT, $OUTPUT).


Defines the login script used for the <device_type>, which does not need to be an FQPN, but then must be found in the path.


Loads a rancid perl module to supply functions used in the command directives for the <device_type>. Multiple module lines may exist for a device type, they are loaded in the order they appear.


Defines the rancid script used for the <device_type>, which does not need to be an FQPN, but then must be found in the path.


Defines the rancid login script timeout in seconds. In general, the defaut 90 seconds, but some modules themselves alter this.



Configuration file described here.


Configuration file described here.

See Also

control_rancid(1), rancid(1), rancid-run(1), router.db(5), rancid(3)

Referenced By

clogin(1), rancid(1), rancid(3).

The man page rancid.types.base(5) is an alias of rancid.types.conf(5).

18 July 2017