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RE: Cisco config checker

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Jan 05 20:12:39 1999

for two+ years, i have been asking cisco for a simple text-based tool that
can take two configs and generate the command set to get from the first to
the second.  i.e. a semantic differ.

as syntax (and occasionally semantics) changes release to release, a version
of the code would have to come with each image set.

note that this would go a way to compete with the really nice behavior of
gated-like systems, e.g. juniper, which, when given a new configuration,
does not thrash all your bgp sessions etc., but slides smoothly to the new
state.

randy