A perl script to convert Cisco IOS/Nexus/ASA configurations to HTML for easier comprehension

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Mon Oct 10 23:33:02 UTC 2016


On 10/6/16 1:26 PM, Jesse McGraw wrote:
> Nanog,
>
>     (This is me scratching an itch of my own and hoping that sharing it
> might be useful to others on this list.  Apologies if it isn't)
>
>   When I'm trying to comprehend a new or complicated Cisco router,
> switch or firewall configuration an old pet-peeve of mine is how
> needlessly difficult it is to follow deeply nested logic in route-maps,
> ACLs, QoS policy-maps etc etc
>
> To make this a bit simpler I’ve been working on a perl script to convert
> these text-based configuration files into HTML with links between the
> different elements (e.g. To an access-list from the interface where it’s
> applied, from policy-maps to class-maps etc), hopefully making it easier
> to to follow the chain of logic via clicking links and using the forward
> and back buttons in your browser to go back and forth between command
> and referenced list.

Way cool. Now to hook it into RANCID....

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