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From: Simon Lockhart <simonl () rd bbc co uk>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 22:42:06 +0000

I know there's quite a large community of people who use the Cisco ONS kit
(stuff like the 15454), so thought I'd see if there was interest in a
command line interface for the boxes - something a bit like Cisco IOS type
stuff, not like TL1 - for those people who can't use, or don't like, the
java interface.

I've been working on it for a while now, and have a fair amount of the simple
stuff implemented, e.g.:

THDO-0> show nodes
Node Name         Type              Version
---------         ----              -------
111NY-0           Cisco ONS 15454   03.30-002E-16.22
THDO-1            Cisco ONS 15454   03.30-002E-16.22

THDO-0> show interface brief
Interface     Description                      Speed Con AdmnStatus OperStatus
---------     -----------                      ----- --- ---------- ----------
sonet_5/1     to THLS1                         OC48   Y  ADMIN_UP   OPER_UP   
sonet_6/1     to THDO-TFM4-0                   OC48   Y  ADMIN_UP   OPER_UP   
sonet_13/1    to TVC1                          OC48   Y  ADMIN_UP   OPER_UP   

THDO-0> sh sdcc topology
Src Node         Interface     Dest Node        Interface    Speed
--------         ---------     ---------        ---------    -----
111NY-0          sonet_12/1    THLS-0           sonet_6/1    OC48
THDO-1           sonet_5/1     MH-0             sonet_5/1    OC48

THDO-0> sh alarm
Feb 12 18:03:23: STS-5-25: %NSA-NR-AIS-P: Alarm Indication Signal - Path
Feb 12 18:04:26: STS-5-37: %NSA-NR-AIS-P: Alarm Indication Signal - Path
Feb 16 21:46:23: SYNC-NE: %NSA-NA-SSM-ST3: Stratum 3 Traceable

...and basic interface manipulation, loopbacks, enable, disable, etc.

So, anyway, I was just wondering if there was an interest in something like
this, which means I should spend some time packaging it up into something
that could be released into the wild, or not. Definitely very alpha quality
code at the moment, I've managed to cause 15454 nodes to reboot during testing,
etc, so don't get your hopes up yet, but I do currently use the code for
basic management of my 10 node SONET cloud.

Let me know...

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