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RANCID is a tool that can monitor configuration changes on network devices, and mail the diffs periodically. It's installed on netmon1001 from the (rather alpha-quality) Debian/Ubuntu packages.

Rancid configuration is in /etc/rancid/ and /var/lib/rancid/.

Equipment notes


The following configuration seems to work on JUNOS:

system {
    login {
        class rancid {
            permissions [ view view-configuration ];
        user rancid {
            uid 2001;
            class rancid;
            authentication {
                encrypted-password /* SECRET-DATA */; ## SECRET-DATA