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Re: AW: Re: Idea for new features (bgp-daemon) [ In reply to ]
--On Wednesday, August 6, 2003 6:20 pm +0300 Gilad Arnold
<> wrote:

> Sounds puzzling to me: does this mean that vty is blocked during those
> 'repeat' sessions? (probably so, otherwise you can't stop those chains,

'blocked' - not in the 'hang the program' style, no. I imagine it would
work like 'top' - execute the command, displaying what fits on a page, then
sleeping for n seconds unless someone hits 'q' - when it stops, and returns
to a prompt.

Seems to be a relatively easy thing to do, to me (without having to hack
things so 'repeat' appears on the end of each command.

Sure you could do this with a script, but I actually think its something I
would use if it were there (as opposed to some of the other gunk that folks
seem to want to add ;)

Re: AW: Re: Idea for new features (bgp-daemon) [ In reply to ]
ok, not quite ideal, but on linux, you can do...

watch "vtysh -e 'sh ip bgp summ'"

assuming that vtysh doesnt have a password.

I am not saying that the repeat function wouldnt be useful - i am just
suggesting an alternative.


On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 16:52, Rick Payne wrote:
> --On Wednesday, August 6, 2003 10:22 am -0500 "James R. Leu"
> <> wrote:
> > That is assuming I have remote access to the box when I'm doing
> > trouble shooting. If the network is melting down due to BGP I may have to
> > do the 'telnet hop' to get to the problem router. Once there, and I'm
> > on the CLI, I want all of the tools at my disposal. An 'auto-refresh' of
> > some BGP commands (or other 'show' commands) might be useful.
> The best way to do this, in my view - would be to hack the vty and parser
> to allow something like 'repeat n show ip bgp sum' where n is the period in
> seconds perhaps. Perhaps no question mark surfing after the 'repeat' as
> adding that would be hard, I imagine. Only allow non-config commands.
> Rick
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