accessing multiple devices via a script

Blake T. Pfankuch blake at
Mon Jan 16 01:39:23 UTC 2012

I have been using PLINK (putty's lesser known sibling) scripts for some of our smaller customers to execute information gathering before a project in case of "excellent" documentation.  I can usually whip up a script in a few minutes to get sh ru, sh ver and sh diag from 20 devices.  Also been using it for a couple of small customers for config backup from webservers, switches, routers, firewalls and anything else with a telnet/ssh login.


-----Original Message-----
From: Abdullah Al-Malki [mailto:a.almalki1402 at] 
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:53 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: accessing multiple devices via a script

Hi fellows,
I am supporting a big service provider and sometimes I face this problem.
Sometimes I want to access my customer network and want to extract some verification output "show commands" from a large number of devices.

What kind of scripting solutions you guys are using this case.

Appreciate the feedback,

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