Backing up a Cisco Certificate Authority

If you’re deploying something such as DMVPN using a PKI, you may well be running a Certificate Authority on an IOS device. The files that make up the CA are stored in NVRAM. The Cisco design guide talks about backup and restore but there’s no automated way to copy the files off of the device. I created a TCL script that can be run via a kron schedule that will

Python. Not as bad as I thought.

My go to languages are Perl, PHP or good old bash. Everyone else seems to be using Python and up until now I had managed to steer clear of it. Mostly because I thought I didn’t need it but also because compared to languages that I’m familiar with, it looked odd. Just the structure of Python, having to use indentation, put me off. But today I wrote my first Python