Cisco config checker

S.J.Brannon steve at
Mon Jan 4 17:21:36 UTC 1999

The  problem we have with this product is the support features.

First it was no OSPF only EIGRP, then OSPF but no virtual links.
Virtual links would be needed to solve OSPF area connectivity problems
that this tool would find.
Then it was no BGP, or BGP but no confederations, route reflectors.

Now I need multi point GRE tunnels and NHRP.

This product could save me a lot of time in a lab with a lot of Cisco boxes connect together

You are write a product reflects what some one else thinks you need,
a tool kit lets you build what you need.

We have suggest to Cisco that if this tool is to be usable it must be in step with the IOS releases and regression tested.

A AI prof I know said "the only real model of the real world is the real world"

This tool can never tell if the real network will work

From: 	Alex P. Rudnev[SMTP:alex at]
Sent: 	Monday, January 04, 1999 17:16
To: 	Lawrence A. Deleski
Cc: 	nanog at
Subject: 	Re: Cisco config checker

It's good product, but (1) it's expancive, and (2) we do not need 
product, we does need tools to build our own systems.

On Sun, 3 Jan 1999, Lawrence A. Deleski wrote:

> Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 23:55:04 -0700
> From: Lawrence A. Deleski <lad at>
> To: Pete Kruckenberg <pete at>
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Cisco config checker
> Pete,
> Take a look at:
> ...for the connectivity tools and ...
> ...for the Baseliner tools.
> The Netsys Connectivity and Baseliner tools may have the features you're
> looking for.  Verification of Cisco configs is a feature of the tool.
> /lad
> >Is there such a thing as a Cisco config checker, to allow off-line editing
> >of Cisco configs and check them before they're uploaded to the router?
> >Preferrably something that could be used in a Web/Unix environment as a
> >filter.
> >Pete

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