Managing IOS Configuration Snippets

Erik Muller erikm at
Thu Feb 27 21:05:47 UTC 2014

On 2/27/14, 15:52 , Joe Abley wrote:
> This is not any kind of sensible answer to the original question, but
> the general approach “give ops people a shell on a box with a rancid
> repository, encourage them to write scripts that do stuff” has the
> potential to cause all kinds of good things to happen faster than the
> time taken to organise a conference call to discuss requirements
> gathering for a “production” system.

+1000.  And that applies equally to the backend.  I have yet to meet a 
fancy, integrated, database-driven configuration management system that can 
beat a bunch of flat files and a few perl scripts.  Hackability of a system 
can be a definite virtue here.

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