RANCID (Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ) collects a router's (or device's) configuration, including software and hardware (cards, serial numbers, etc.), and uses CVS to display differences from a previous collection. It supports Cisco routers, Juniper routers, Catalyst switches, Foundry switches, Redback NASs, and ADC EZT3 muxes. The Beta version currently includes support for Bay Networks (nortel) routers and Extreme switches. Rancid also includes a lookingglass and the device login scripts may be used to automate a number of tasks.
cvsroot is a script to help keep track of multiple sites when using CVS, and in particular the CVSROOT and CVS_RSH environment variables for those sites. It creates a $HOME/.cvsroot file, with shortcut names representing the different CVS sites. The new environment variables appropriate to the site selected will then be set, and a new shell will be spawned to keep the variables. In this way, you do not have to keep setting the environment yourself, and can rely on the script to keep track of things for you.
The Distributed Concurrent Versioning System (DCVS) extends the well-known version control system CVS and the file distribution and synchronization program CVSup with functionality to distribute CVS repositories with local lines of development and handle synchronization of the distributed repositories automatically in the background. Development lines (branches) are owned by a repository server, repository servers efficiently update each other via CVSup, and CVS ensures correct server use on checkin and branch creation.
SmartCVS is a full-featured and still easy-to-use CVS client. It contains all needed tools out-of-the- box, so there is no need to install a file compare tool, CVS command line client, or SSH client. It is available in two versions: a free Foundation version and a commercial Professional version. The Professional version contains powerful features like a conflict solver, transaction view, tag browser (including tag/branch structure), and change report (multi-file compare).