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.
PAC provides a GUI to configure SSH and Telnet connections, including usernames, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, and macros. It is similar in function to SecureCRT or Putty. It is intended for people who connect to many servers through SSH. It can automate logins and command executions.