[RE: [Activity logging & archiving tool]]

Joe Abley jabley at isc.org
Tue Nov 25 21:48:00 UTC 2003

On 25 Nov 2003, at 16:28, joshua sahala wrote:

> <Brennan_Murphy at NAI.com> wrote:
>> Or Ciscoworks. A config change sends a syslog event to CW which in
>> turn knows to go grab the latest copy of the config. I believe
>> there are some reporting capabilities too, simple diff routines and
>> archives of past configs.
> or if you cannot afford cisco works (or would rather spend the money
> on other things...), you can do something similar with swatch.  just
> look for the syslog string:
> %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by $user
> then trigger a rancid run on that device

I once wrote a rancid-like tool that did that (scripted config gets 
triggered by syslog). I haven't touched it since I met rancid, but some 
people tell me that they like it:



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