SSH Remote Command Execution for Config Files

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SSH Remote Command Execution for Config Files

Hey Guys,

I was curious if there was a way to run a command remotely via SSH to the PAN Device to dump configs.

I was thinking of a way to dump the output of "pa2050-1> show config running" to a flat file that I can hopefully do version checking on.

However, when trying the following SSH command, it seems to not work and hangs the connection up:

$ ssh user@pa2050-1.test 'show config running'

Is there another way to do it?

Let me know if you guys have tried anything similar.



L3 Networker

Re: SSH Remote Command Execution for Config Files

PAN-perl contains a pancli program which allows remote command execution using ssh:

$ pancli -h 'show config running'|head
config {
  shared {
    ssl-decrypt {
      ssl-exclude-cert ;
      trusted-root-CA ;
    application ;
    application-group ;
    service ;
    service-group ;

PANCLI(1)             User Contributed Perl Documentation            PANCLI(1

       pancli - command line program for remote execution of commands on

        pancli [options] command
           -l username:password
           -h hostname
           -D flag               debug flag
           -t tag                .panrc tagname
           -T seconds            Expect match pattern timeout
           command               operational mode command

       pancli is used to remotely execute commands on a PAN-OS firewall and
       display command output.  It uses the PAN::CLI module to perform command

       The commands are executed in operational mode; the
       PAN::CLI::CLI_operational_mode_exec() method is used to execute the

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