Switch scanning tool

  • 29 September 2017
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I have configured few things in my switch... To check that do I have any switche scanning tool of 3rd party free ware?

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I'm not sure that I completely understand the question. I'm guessing that you want to find installed files that have been modified, and what the changes to those files might be.

You can find changed files from installed packages with 'sudo dpkg --verify' on jessie (CL 3.x). On wheezy (CL 2.x), you can do that with much more effort and the debsums package.

It won't tell you about generated files that have been changed, though, and there are quite a few of those.

To know what the actual changes are is not so simple. On CL 3.x, you can tell which files have changed since an earlier snapshot. See this doc:

Finally, for files that nclu knows about, you can use:
net show config commands

If you want to track all changes to a system, take a baseline snapshot with a unique name (so it won't be removed as later automatic snapshots are taken), and then you can diff against that.

There are also many linux system admin tools for tracking changes to a system; almost all work on Cumulus Linux