Aclmaker is a Perl script that lets you edit Cisco ACLs as files on
your local system and upload/download them to the router. It will
also let you pipe the output of router commands through programs
on your machine, or save a local copy of the router configuration.
It normally is used through an existing Telnet session to your router,
but in most cases you can also use it through ssh, Kermit, Kerberos, cu,
tip, or any other communications program.
Aclmaker lives in the "Cisco-centric Open Source Initiative" ('cosi-nms')
project on Sourceforge. You can download it from SourceForge.net
Changes in release 1.03:
* Using aclmaker through ssh, Kerberized telnet, cu, tip, etc.
now supported. Actually, it was already supported - the trick is
to do "telnet localhost" first so aclmaker has a cleartext connection
* New command "aclmaker diff ACLNAME" compares ACL on router to local
* File-Temp Perl module now required (need to support diff command).
* "get routername.config" is now an alias for "get config".
* Fixed bug with -b <bufsize> option - desired buffer size can now
be specified in Kbytes as documented.
* expanded parsing to handle more varieties of IOS sub-prompts.
* routers with very long hostnames (12 or more characters) no longer
* nulls and CRs are now removed from the downloaded configuration.
They were turning up and confusing things when using aclmaker through
cu or tip.
* lengthened default Expect timeout to 15 seconds.
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