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Netshot 0.5.3 is available

You can download version 0.5.3 from the official webpage. This is a maintenance release, which fixes a few bugs (see the details on...

BLT 0.4.3 is out

Dijkstra graph in BLT 0.4.3 As usual you can grab the binary (Java multiplatform) from Github here, and the source code there New major feature is the implementation of local Dijkstra shortest path computation, based on data collected with...

BLT 0.4 is available

Getting started with BLT 0.4 As usual you can grab the binary (Java multiplatform) here, or the source code from Github here Then you have to : unzip the package generate a key for the embedded HTTPS server (read INSTALL instructions)...

Netshot 0.5.2 is available

You can download version 0.5.2 from the official webpage. This is a maintenance release. The disabled devices are properly filtered out on the compliance...

Netshot 0.5.1 is available

You can download version 0.5.1 from the official webpage. This release includes a single change: the ability to select the inner RADIUS protocol used to authenticate remote users. In previous versions, only MSCHAPv2 was possible. You can now...

Netfishers source code

Netfishers source code is now publicly available on GitHub You can check this out here...

Netshot 0.5.0 is available

You can download version 0.5.0 from the official webpage. This release includes a few bug fixes along with a couple of new features: Key-based SSH authentication to access devices MySQL 5.6 compatibility Automatic purge of old configurations...

Use the Netshot API to scan a subnet of devices

Netshot exposes most of its features to third-party or own-made scripts via a REST API. Here is a very quick example on how to start a scanning task. Let's use cURL to pass the REST commands, from the Linux command line -- in real life the same...

BLT Lite Howto

BLT Lite is simple enough to use, but here are some details that could help you out First of, you need to paste the raw output of your IGP database. Note that we support only Cisco OS (IOS, NX, IOX) at the moment, even though we can easily add...

BLT demo video !

BLT demo video on Youtube The demo video is here...

BLT 0.3.3 is out !

Real time IGP RIB monitoring has been added to BLT with version 0.3.3 After upgrading to the new distribution, you just have to uncomment the last line of "blt.conf" From now on, each prefix add or withdrawal inside your IGP domain will trigger...

Backup and retrieve data from BLT

Beyond the nice topology graph you may need to take snapshots of your IGP DB, or even use BLT as a building block for a third party application. In order to take snapshots of nodes stored in BLT, you only need to backup the "blt-data.xml" file...

BLT first connection

Now that you have put everything at work by following instructions in "INSTALL" files provided with the distribution you are left with a nice blank screen... From now on, you first need to set up your BGP session with a BGP LS aware device. You...

Enfore the IS-IS NET using a script-based configuration rule

Let's assume you want to enforce the configured IS-IS NET address on your IOS and IOS-XR routers to be derivated from the name of the router. Example: Router nameNET address XR149.0001.0000.0000.0001.00 XR249.0002.0000.0000.0002.00...

Netshot 0.4.5 is available

You can download version 0.4.5 from the official webpage. This release includes bug fixes only: Huawei NE, Fortinet, ASA drivers Rule exemptions Saving text rules Displaying XML configurations...

Netshot on a RaspberryPi

The installation of Netshot on a RaspberryPi is not only a proof of concept. This could be of great help in some situations!! Most of the time, the network where end users seat has a limited access to network devices, or no access at all....

Hardware inventory in Netshot

Netshot maintains an inventory of all the hardware pieces of your network devices. This includes the part numbers, the serial numbers, the slot, the description. This information is updated at each snapshot. How can you use this? You can quickly...

Push a change to multiple devices using Netshot – Video

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Push a change to multiple devices using Netshot

Let’s see how to quickly push changes to multiple devices, using Netshot. Note: As of Netshot 0.4, you need to be logged as an Administrator to be able to push changes to the devices. Select the devices in the main Devices view. You can select...

Adding multiple devices to Netshot

You can add multiple devices to Netshot at same time, or even scan subnets for evices. Use the drop down menu by clicking on the arrow next to Add devices... and click on Scan subnet(s) for devices... Select the domain, and...

First connection to Netshot – Video

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Rule example, enforce IOS-XR router name

This is a very basic example of the compliance module of Netshot. Let's assume you want your IOS-XR devices to be named xr0 to xr9. You can enforce this by adding a text rule. Go to the Compliance section. If you haven't created any policy yet,...

Netshot 0.4.3a is available

Netshot 0.4.3a has been published. The application itself is the same, but the package now includes installation instructions for Redhat/CentOS Linux family, along with a compatible SystemV init.d script. Go to the download page to get this...

Netshot installation on a Red Hat-based machine

We've updated the Netshot package to include the installation instructions and the starting script for Red Hat, CentOS, etc. Linux family. Download version 0.4.3a from the Netshot page and follow the instructions below. This should work for CentOS...

Netshot 0.4.3 is available

Netshot is now publicly and freely available. Netshot is a backup and compliance tool for your network equipments. Netshot backups the configuration of your network devices. Netshot builds an history of the configurations, it tracks the...

Netshot installation on a Debian-based machine

Netshot is out, you can freely download it and install on your own servers. Netshot is a Java standalone application, so it can be deployed roughly on any OS. It will run as a daemon. It embeds an HTTPS server (so you can work with it!) and do all...