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

Jason Hellenthal jhellenthal at dataix.net
Thu Oct 13 13:32:40 UTC 2016


Thanks for chiming in Jesse.

> On Oct 13, 2016, at 08:08, Jesse McGraw <jlmcgraw at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Lee,
> 
>  Check out the setup.sh script, hopefully it does everything necessary to get the script working on a Debian-derived Linux system
> 
> I've attempted to make the only globally-installed dependencies be cpanm and carton.  Once those are installed it uses carton to install the dependencies locally
> 
> 
> On 10/12/2016 07:59 PM, Lee wrote:
>> On 10/12/16, Jason Hellenthal <jhellenthal at dataix.net> wrote:
>>> Give these a shot. https://github.com/jlmcgraw/networkUtilities
>>> 
>>> I know J could use a little feedback on those as well but all in all they
>>> are pretty solid.
>> Where does one get Modern/Perl.pm ?
>> 
>> Can't locate Modern/Perl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the
>> Modern::Perl module) (@INC contains: /tmp/local/lib/perl5
>> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.22/i686-cygwin-threads-64int
>> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.22
>> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.22/i686-cygwin-threads-64int
>> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.22
>> /usr/lib/perl5/5.22/i686-cygwin-threads-64int /usr/lib/perl5/5.22 .)
>> at /tmp/iosToHtml.pl line 87.
>> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /tmp/iosToHtml.pl line 87.
>> 
>> Lee
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>>> On Oct 11, 2016, at 08:48, Lee <ler762 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> On 10/10/16, Jay Hennigan <jay at west.net> wrote:
>>>>> 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....
>>>> It looks like what I did in 2.3.8 should still work - control_rancid
>>>> puts the diff output into $TMP.diff so add this bit:
>>>> grep "^Index: " $TMP.diff | awk '/^Index: configs/{
>>>> if ( ! got1 ) { printf("/usr/local/bin/myscript.sh "); got1=1; }
>>>> printf("%s ", $2)
>>>> }
>>>> END{ printf("\n") }
>>>> ' >$TMP.doit
>>>> /bin/sh $TMP.doit >$TMP.out
>>>> if [ -s $TMP.out ] ; then
>>>>   .. send mail / whatever
>>>> rm $TMP.doit $TMP.out
>>>> fi
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Lee
>>> 
>>> --
>>>  Jason Hellenthal
>>>  JJH48-ARIN
>> .
>> 
> 


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 Jason Hellenthal
 JJH48-ARIN






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