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Parse, Audit, Query, Build, and Modify Cisco IOS-style configurations

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.. _introduction:

Introduction: What is ciscoconfparse?

ciscoconfparse is a Python_ library, which parses through Cisco IOS-style
(and other vendor) configurations. It can:

- Audit existing router / switch / firewall / wlc configurations
- Retrieve portions of the configuration
- Modify existing configurations
- Build new configurations

The library examines an IOS-style config and breaks it into a set of linked
parent / child relationships. You can perform complex queries about these

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:alt: CiscoConfParse Parent / Child relationships


These are a few selected public mentions about CiscoConfParse; I usually try not to share private emails without asking, thus the quotes aren't long at this time.

<a href=""><img src="" width="800" alt="CiscoConfParse Github issue #13"></a><br>

We don't use Cisco

Don't let that stop you. CiscoConfParse parses anything that has a Cisco IOS
style of configuration, which includes:

- Cisco IOS, Cisco Nexus, Cisco IOS-XR, Cisco IOS-XE, Aironet OS, Cisco ASA, Cisco CatOS
- Arista EOS
- Brocade
- HP Switches
- Force 10 Switches
- Dell PowerConnect Switches
- Extreme Networks
- Enterasys

As of CiscoConfParse 1.2.4, you can parse `brace-delimited configurations`_
into a Cisco IOS style (see `Github Issue #17`_), which means that
CiscoConfParse understands these configurations too:

- Juniper Networks Junos, and Screenos
- F5 Networks configurations


The latest copy of the docs are `archived on the web <>`_

.. _Pre-Requisites:


ciscoconfparse_ requires Python versions 2.6, 2.7 or 3.2+; the OS should not
matter. If you want to run it under a Python virtualenv_, it's been heavily
tested in that environment as well.

.. _`Bug-Tracker-and-Support`:

Bug Tracker and Support

- Please report any suggestions, bug reports, or annoyances with ciscoconfparse_ through the `github bug tracker`_.
- If you're having problems with general python issues, consider searching for a solution on `Stack Overflow`_. If you can't find a solution for your problem or need more help, you can `ask a question`_.
- If you're having problems with your Cisco devices, you can open a case with `Cisco TAC`_; if you prefer crowd-sourcing, you can ask on the Stack Exchange `Network Engineering`_ site.

.. _`License and Copyright`:

License and Copyright

ciscoconfparse_ is licensed GPLv3_; Copyright `David Michael Pennington`_,

The `ipaddr`_ module is distributed with ciscoconfparse_ to facilitate unit
tests. `ipaddr`_ uses the `ASF License 2.0`_; `ipaddr`_ is part of the Python
standard library, starting in Python 3.3 (it's called ``ipaddress`` in Python3).

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.. _`ipaddr`:

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.. _`ASF License 2.0`:

.. _`Dive into Python3`:

.. _`Network Engineering`:

.. _`Stack Overflow`:

.. _`ask a question`:

.. _`Secure IOS Template`:

.. _`Team CYMRU`:

.. _`Cisco TAC`:

.. _`Juniper networks`:

.. _`Cisco's Guide to hardening IOS devices`:

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