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by brotherdust
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR: "qemu-guest-agent" Wiki Documentation
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

CHR: "qemu-guest-agent" Wiki Documentation

RouterOS 6.42 and above now have support for qemu guest agent connectivity for provisioning. The wiki has a few cursory comments on what it can do and what is supported( https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:CHR#KVM ), but I think it needs a lot more detail on how to use it. By comparison, the VMwar...
by brotherdust
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 609
Views: 154910

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

If any manufacturer is reading this: STOP DOING OUT-OF-LINE KERNEL RELEASES. UPSTREAM YOUR CHANGES. Well, sometimes those changes are simply not accepted into kernel :) That's a fair point. It's not a simple matter to get those changes accepted. But that begs the question: if they're being denied, ...
by brotherdust
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 609
Views: 154910

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

I agree with almost everything @brotherdust has said above, his comments match my own feelings on the current state of Mikrotik. I have been a huge fan of Mikrotik's RouterOS, but I am using it less and less. The service provider market has kept evolving but RouterOS has not evolved with it. Mikrot...
by brotherdust
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 609
Views: 154910

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

I think @levicki is correct about being beholden to the manufacturer's release cadences. Most manufacturers of embedded networking kit are still hanging out on kernel 3.x. It's really annoying! If any manufacturer is reading this: STOP DOING OUT-OF-LINE KERNEL RELEASES. UPSTREAM YOUR CHANGES. I digr...
by brotherdust
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MPLS hardware forwarding on new switches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: MPLS hardware forwarding on new switches?

I could be wrong, but I think HW MPLS is a given for the CRS305. What’s the point of a switch with so few ports? I just don’t see the use case if all it can do is switch. On the other hand, when you bring MPLS into the picture, it becomes more than a switch. It becomes a very fast, very cost-effecti...
by brotherdust
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Winbox 3.12 released!
Replies: 55
Views: 43894

Re: Winbox 3.12 released!

@strods: any idea when HiDPI displays will be supported? I emailed a feature request (see Ticket#2017071022000137) and Martin said it was in the works.
Thank you!
by brotherdust
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CRS317 - want SwOS, but won't boot
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: CRS317 - want SwOS, but won't boot

I can confirm I am having this same issue: have S+DA0001 and CRS317. SFP shows as "unknown" and refuses to link up at 10Gbps.
by brotherdust
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v7 REST API
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: v7 REST API

If Mikrotik are to do anything, they should go towards the industry standard Netconf/YANG with RestConf https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-netconf-restconf-18 This will help Mikrotik in the Service Provider and the Datacentre space, as both markets "automate all the things" restconf seems to be...
by brotherdust
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ETA v8
Replies: 21
Views: 4116

Re: ETA v8

BGP != Forwarding. BGP is a routing protocol. Multi-threaded BGP is hard, really hard. Juniper do not do it, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE do not do it. Processing the prefixes against all the filters, accross multiple cores and coming out with a result "in order" is very complex. This is purely speculation, bu...
by brotherdust
Fri May 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25919

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

it's time for Mikrotik to have an Apple equivalent of "Back to the Mac"; except the Mac is RouterOS.
Make RouterOS great again ? :lol:
omg you savage! =)
by brotherdust
Thu May 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25919

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

Look guys, I'm merely trying to point out that MT's customers would be better served by concentrating their efforts on RouterOS v7 instead of releasing all these little "trinket" devices. Has anyone else noted that the newsletters are mostly full of hardware announcements? I get that hardware engine...
by brotherdust
Thu May 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 168
Views: 25919

Re: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router

I know this is probably not going to go over well, but I'm going to say it anyway: it's time for Mikrotik to have an Apple equivalent of "Back to the Mac"; except the Mac is RouterOS. I don't want to see another piece of hardware. I want to see a commitment to releasing RouterOS 7. All these differe...
by brotherdust
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NETCONF / YANG
Replies: 9
Views: 3064

Re: NETCONF / YANG

Totally agree on this one. The quickest way they could do this would be to leverage the free version of Tail-f (now Cisco's) ConfD. Yes, I know it's Cisco; but the work is already done here and it's got a very permissive license. It would make sense to wrap this up into an NPK for RouterOS and call ...
by brotherdust
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR feature requests
Replies: 55
Views: 9658

Re: CHR feature requests

Hi, first of all: loving it ;) specific to CHR I'd ask for a way to automate deployment, be it to do a dhcp-client-request on the first interface found and get a config file specific for this box by eg requesting a tftp-file based on the mac# of this interface. and for an easy system-reset a specif...
by brotherdust
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Cloud Hosted Router
Replies: 583
Views: 188128

Re:

I was hoping to avoid the trial license because it will require a new one every time I spin up an instance.
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Cloud Hosted Router
Replies: 583
Views: 188128

Re: Cloud Hosted Router

Any thoughts on offering a lab-type license? - No limits on anything - Can be cloned infinitely I'm sure there could be some concern over lost revenue due to possibility of someone using this in production. Maybe have something like Cisco VIRL where it's all in a self-contained VM image? Or, perhaps...
by brotherdust
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: TWO OSPF VRF Instances`
Replies: 30
Views: 14743

Re: TWO OSPF VRF Instances`

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:RouterOS6_news state "New OSPF parameter use-dn. Forces to ignore DN bit in LSAs. " the parametes does not show in winbox. but is configureable via cli. with use-dn=no i can propagate connected and static routes on ospf instance on a vrf on a vlan without mpls. ...
by brotherdust
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state sync
Replies: 9
Views: 3815

Re: Features request:Config sync,HA services,Firewall state

Who knows they are doing behind the curtain? I surmise that the current implementation is the limiting factor against your feature request. Assuming your requests are implemented, it would require quite a bit of re-architecting from the developer's standpoint. Why? Because conntrackd (which, I belie...
by brotherdust
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IPv6 recursive nexthops via iBGP
Replies: 108
Views: 23708

Re: IPv6 recursive nexthops via iBGP

I was working on a lab this morning attempting to implement this very scenario and ran into the same problem. I would like to see the fix for this issue implemented as this thread is now over three years old. The workaround of using incoming filters to manually set a link-local hop is not very scala...
by brotherdust
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: mDNS Repeater for ROS
Replies: 9
Views: 4670

Re: Feature Request: mDNS Repeater for ROS

Weird off-the-wall thought: maybe mangle the TTL?
by brotherdust
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS: What makes this device "cloud"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

CRS: What makes this device "cloud"?

Please correct me if I am mistaken. It seems to me that the CRS, or Cloud Router Switch, should not be named as such because it lacks the Tilera processor. Because of that, it both dilutes the related CCR brand and also sets the wrong expectations as to usage scenarios for the device. I think many p...
by brotherdust
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: adress lists for ROUTE
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: adress lists for ROUTE

Before I try to answer, I just want to make sure I'm getting the right information from you. Can you describe in more detail what you'd like to accomplish with route address-lists?
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Sonicwall/Fortinet style high availability
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Feature request: Sonicwall/Fortinet style high availabil

I concur that these features should be considered. There's already an open-source package that accomplishes _most_ of the features you requested, called CARP, that has been ported to Linux. From that point, it's pretty much a shoe-in for Mikrotik to implement it. =) edit: Apparently I didn't read yo...
by brotherdust
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] Two Factor Authentication
Replies: 22
Views: 13870

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] Two Factor Authentication

Sorry if this seems a non-sequitur, but I thought I would share some experiences I've had with OATH (the standard GAuth works on). I implemented OATH TOTP and HOTP in Ruby for fun a while ago, but never published the code. Anyway, I have a hypothesis that the scripting capabilities embedded into Rou...
by brotherdust
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: L3VPN without MPLS
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: L3VPN without MPLS

Have you considered a VRF-lite type network? I had to go this way because MPLS wasn't working so well in my scenario. Admittedly, it involves a lot more manual steps; but I use it in production, so I know it works. 10,000ft overview: 1. Create a tagged-VLAN on inter-router interfaces 2. Create a VRF...
by brotherdust
Wed May 30, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filter by hostname with wildcard
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Filter by hostname with wildcard

Depending on the protocol, you may be able to use a regex in the L7 filter. Just a thought. =/
by brotherdust
Wed May 30, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Open Flow
Replies: 13
Views: 9948

Re: Open Flow

I'm just not seeing MikroTik implementing this. It doesn't seem likely. Why? Remember how long it took them to put together a mature v6 stack? Yep. Don't get me wrong, I really like the idea of separating control and forwarding planes - makes for much more modularity and control. The best bet for MK...
by brotherdust
Sun May 27, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: "Service Group"
Replies: 12
Views: 4509

Re: Feature request: "Service Group"

SonicWall gear also does this. Groups make for more simplified management (something everyone should be for ). In the mean time, I have found a ... well.. a work-around, if you will: Use chains as "service groups". I'll explain, using your examples as a guide: Create a chain called "IPSec_VPN" with ...
by brotherdust
Sun May 27, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Flow
Replies: 13
Views: 9948

Re: Open Flow

I made this same request long ago. See thread: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=48942

Good luck. =/
by brotherdust
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 380
Views: 236752

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

Competitor's install just before I replaced it.
by brotherdust
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My thoughts for v6
Replies: 51
Views: 12001

Re: My thoughts for v6

Hello, When v4 was released I did a post about things I would like for v5. Now v5 is out and finally reaching stability, I would like to share my thoughts about the direction I believe RouterOS should go. CLI cleanup The CLI has remained somewhat unchanged the last couple of major releases. Having ...
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

How amazing would it be to have inexpensive network gear that has these capabilities? MikroTik brought MPLS to the working man and turned up the heat on the big vendors. Why not this? If not this, what? Ever heard of Anagran? http://www.anagran.com/ guess this FR-1000 price is in 10-20k$? Why you d...
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

How amazing would it be to have inexpensive network gear that has these capabilities? MikroTik brought MPLS to the working man and turned up the heat on the big vendors. Why not this? If not this, what? Ever heard of Anagran? http://www.anagran.com/ guess this FR-1000 price is in 10-20k$? Why you d...
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NV2 Sync Support
Replies: 90
Views: 15542

Re: NV2 Sync Support

There are opensource design available for this.
Where?
by brotherdust
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

All of you bring up great points. I think some of them can be addressed with good planning, et al central controller redundancy. From what I understand on the spec, the controller isn't responsible for forwarding packets. It's simply in charge of calculating flow (or route) vectors and passing the r...
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

Another possible benefit? Dumber (simplified) routers. Since the routing vector calculations all take place on a centralized server, routing hardware can concentrate better on what it's supposed to be doing - forwarding packets.
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

OpenFlow provides ability to control traffic flow in a very granular way in a centralized way. Instead of managing traffic on individual routers, I would have a services console that would like me manage them as a whole. In a classical router or switch, the fast packet forwarding (data path) and the...
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Re: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

Read the documentation and tell me you wouldn't want that kind of control over your network.
by brotherdust
Mon May 02, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RFC's for NAT64 published! It's time!
Replies: 0
Views: 794

RFC's for NAT64 published! It's time!

I'm sure MikroTik has been keeping their eyes open for this; but just in case, here it is:
http://packetlife.net/blog/2011/may/2/n ... last-week/
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature
Replies: 20
Views: 6921

Feature request: OpenFlow protocol! Cutting edge feature

Hi Mikrotik,
Please consider implementing
http://www.openflowswitch.org/

This would be not only cool but really useful to have. Plus it would put your hardware on the cutting edge.
by brotherdust
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Quite Frustrated with 4.0betaX Data Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Quite Frustrated with 4.0betaX Data Sources

I have the same problem. Are you running windows 7? Does Snmpwalk work for you?
I am indeed running Win7 Pro x64. SNMPWalk DOES work for me.

Help, Mikrotik! PLEASE
by brotherdust
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Quite Frustrated with 4.0betaX Data Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Quite Frustrated with 4.0betaX Data Sources

Will someone please help me figure out how to use the new data sources window? I can't figure out what to put in the "code" box. I've tried something like this: oid("really_long_oid") and it returns 0. All the time. No matter what OID I put in there. Is there any documentation on this new stuff? Ple...
by brotherdust
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

I am experiencing the same issues with support on another, somewhat related, ticket. Where'd you go mikrotik?
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

simply the loads of wireless products were not ready for announcement, don't worry guys :) so, how did I do :D ? I'm not sure what you are asking our opinion on here, but I'll give it a shot: You personally did great. Your co-workers could (uhhhhh...) use some (uhhhh.....) refinements in public spe...
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

Did mikrotik change directions to concentrate on routing?
I think they're kinda dropping the ball in the wireless area, specifically in the area of newer or innovative technologies that could give them a pretty competitive edge. Hence the question.
Bedtime.
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

Did mikrotik change directions to concentrate on routing?
I think they're kinda dropping the ball in the wireless area, specifically in the area of newer or innovative technologies that could give them a pretty competitive edge. Hence the question.
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

Did mikrotik change directions to concentrate on routing?
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

SOMEONE ASK WHAT CPU THE 1100 USES!
Does the 1100 have switch chips? What's the max throughput/backplane?
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

SOMEONE ASK WHAT CPU THE 1100 USES!
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

RB1100 = WIN
RB250GS or whatever.. = MEH. Needs more ports! How about PoE?

I'm pretty impressed with the product announcements overall. Thanks, Mikrotik!
I suppose they are already thinking about this.
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

RB1100 = WIN
RB250GS or whatever.. = MEH. Needs more ports! How about PoE?

I'm pretty impressed with the product announcements overall. Thanks, Mikrotik!
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

If there were some way to relay it, I would volunteer all my (200) megabits.
Ahh. That's better!
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: MUM Poland 2010 thread
Replies: 113
Views: 24385

Re: MUM Poland 2010 thread

If there were some way to relay it, I would volunteer all my (200) megabits.
by brotherdust
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Ideas needed: Creation of a firewall cluster
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

Re: Ideas needed: Creation of a firewall cluster

While this isn't technically "syncing", you could setup a "master" router which contains the base firewall rules. A script could run on this router to /ip firewall filter export file=FirewallFilter every so often or as it detected a change. On all "slave" routers, you could use /tool fetch to grab ...
by brotherdust
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is MikroTik right for me?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Is MikroTik right for me?

Yes.
by brotherdust
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

That's a bug. You need to email mikrotik with a supout.
by brotherdust
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

Now that I think about it, I wouldn't call it a bug, per se. I think my assertion of it as an undocumented feature would be more accurate, though it was only in jest when I initially brought it up.
by brotherdust
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

Here's another stab in the dark:
Assign a manual MAC address to the bridge.

I thought of this whilst reading this article:
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Creating_ ... s_for_IPv6

I'm hopeful it will fix it.
by brotherdust
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

Yeah. Sounds like an undocumented feature.
Gonna have to ask support about that one.
by brotherdust
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

When you create the bridge, does it get an fe80:: type address automatically?
Additionally, have you looked into the various neighbor discovery options? You may find your answer there.
by brotherdust
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

So I have torn out eth1 from the bridge and disabled br0. Now it looks like Router Advertisement is being sent approx. every 250s. Now, it works. But I need eth1, eth2 and ath0 bridged. UPDATE: I get it back to the previous state and now no more advertisement. Is this bug or a feature? :) Both. Don...
by brotherdust
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

Try doing it through the physical interface. In other words, take that interface out of the bridge and attach the address to that interface.
It's a shot in the dark.
by brotherdust
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

I don't use EUI64 and everything works just fine.
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Possible bug: Peer uptime counting backwards
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Possible bug: Peer uptime counting backwards

Here's the situation: Today I was making a change to a peer on BGP. I changed the update source and pressed apply. At this point, I noticed the uptime counter counting backwards as the BGP process reconnected to it's peer. After it finished counting down to zero, it started counting back up. Maybe i...
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution
Replies: 99
Views: 24186

Re: RB 450G, IPv6 - problem & partial solution

Interesting. I've been running IPv6 for a number of months without this issue. Can you please post your config?
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible bug: IPv6 addresses invalid
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

Possible bug: IPv6 addresses invalid

Ok. Here's the situation: I have global IPv6 addresses assigned to a number of interfaces. At one point, I went through and disabled all of them at once. When I re-enabled them all at once, they turned red and went invalid! This can be fixed by deleting the "invalid" address and re-assigning the add...
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IPv6 route filters
Replies: 0
Views: 517

IPv6 route filters

Mikrotik:
Any idea when IPv6 route filters won't have to be entered via console and will be properly visible in winbox?

Thank you!
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestion: Better handling of large route tables
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Suggestion: Better handling of large route tables

Hello! Sometimes I have to do some route debugging. My route table can get close to 600,000 routes. I can't do any detailed searches (other than just prefix) on that table until it's downloaded completely into winbox. I can't download the table into winbox because it's too big and causes winbox to c...
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winbox and IPv6
Replies: 13
Views: 5083

Re: Winbox and IPv6

I second this motion. Bump!
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: ip routes are not working, ros freezes and not response
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: ip routes are not working, ros freezes and not response

You are not alone in this issue. I have been experiencing the same thing. For me, it is triggered by changes made to OSPF on any adjacent routers. It even happens sometimes when the physical interface goes up and down. I am working with MikroTik support on this one.
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Connection tracker timeout counting down & UP!! Very Weird!
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Connection tracker timeout counting down & UP!! Very Weird!

I have had this same issue but on my BPG peer list. If I make a change to the update source, it begins counting backwards until it reaches 0. At which point, it begins counting forward again.
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP on WAN? Can I have two rb450g point at 1 Virtual IP?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: VRRP on WAN? Can I have two rb450g point at 1 Virtual IP?

Although you have a diagram, I think it's incomprehensible. Maybe it's just late. I want to help you but I need more detail on that diagram. Are the offices in separate physical locations? If not, what are the cross-connects between everything signifying?
by brotherdust
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.3 released
Replies: 47
Views: 7154

Re: RouterOS v4.3 released

Also, in the process of upgrading ~20 or so wireless bridges to 4.3, one of them lost their license. I'm not really sure how. But when I attempt the license update I get: "failed: the key is upgraded and have changed software ID!"
Any thoughts?
by brotherdust
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.3 released
Replies: 47
Views: 7154

Re: RouterOS v4.3 released

Is anyone else having trouble with their OSPF routers not passing traffic after an interface goes up and down? A reboot fixes this, but it's pretty annoying to have to log in via MAC-Telnet every time I want to upgrade firmware on an adjacent router.
by brotherdust
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP full tables
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: BGP full tables

I have a dual-core x86 router that has 2GB of ram and handles two full tables. Make sure you have at least 1GB of RAM in that RB1000. I don't think you'll have any issues at all with your proposed setup. The RB1000 has a network-centric cpu that puts it on par with my x86 solution. I say give it a s...
by brotherdust
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ATTN Mikrotik: You really want to get the competitive edge?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: ATTN Mikrotik: You really want to get the competitive edge?

I told you so! http://www.ubnt.com/airmax/ What are going to do to stay competitive as wireless technologies evolve, Mikrotik? What is your _core_ competency? Here's what I mean: You have 3 core products (basically): - RouterOS - RouterBoard - Wireless cards Are you just going to concentrate on Rout...
by brotherdust
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS and Non-Mikrotik ethernet controllers, and HCL wiki
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

MPLS and Non-Mikrotik ethernet controllers, and HCL wiki

Ok! So, I've been slowly deploying MPLS throughout my network and have run into some glitches that I thought I should bring to attention and ask some questions about. Here's the scenario: When I run MPLS between RouterBoards (actual Mikrotik products), it works just fine. But, when I run MPLS betwee...
by brotherdust
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published
Replies: 47
Views: 14286

Re: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published

Dennis, This is really great! I am interested in the book, but I would like to actually preview some of the content. The preview page for your book only gives the covers and index. I would like to know if this book is actually informative and well written, hence the request for some actual content p...
by brotherdust
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with VRRP (seems like a bug?)
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Problem with VRRP (seems like a bug?)

I have a vrrp setup: Router 1: Prio 100 (ROS 3.28) Router 2: Prio 50 (ROS 3.28) Router 3: Prio 10 (ROS 3.28) Preemption mode is active. If i use no Authentication everything works like it should. If i use "simple" authentication everything works like it should. If i use "ah" authentication with a 1...
by brotherdust
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: NetworkPro Please contact me
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: NetworkPro Please contact me

Hello,

Apology for posting it here.

We need some configurations for Mikrotik, can you PM me ?
Well?
by brotherdust
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reliable realtime address-list synchronize between mikrotiks
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Reliable realtime address-list synchronize between mikrotiks

You can do it with API. Write an application that will log in to routers and sync their address lists.
I may be interested in programming something like this, if there is interest in it. Gotta be worth the time, though!
by brotherdust
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: GPS NTP Stratum (6 vs. 2)
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Re: GPS NTP Stratum (6 vs. 2)

Thanks for answering this, normis!
by brotherdust
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

Thanks guys for the update. I must say I'm very dissapointed in MikroTik for not being more explicit with this change, noted in the changelog as: *) routing-test - changed BGP network and default-originate behaviour; It should have been something like: *) routing-test - changed BGP network and defau...
by brotherdust
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: ATTN Mikrotik: You really want to get the competitive edge?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

ATTN Mikrotik: You really want to get the competitive edge?

Design a wireless card around this chip:
http://www.quantenna.com/products-overview.html

Mostly of interest to me is the beamforming aspect, but all around this looks like a great piece of silicon to have in your portfolio.

What do you think?
by brotherdust
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS on a blade w/ Broadcom 57710?
Replies: 0
Views: 317

RouterOS on a blade w/ Broadcom 57710?

Hi,
I'm hoping mikrotik support or anyone out there can answer this.
Does routeros support the broadcom 57710 [10 Gb] mezzanine card for the dell blade servers?
Spec sheet here: http://www.broadcom.com/collateral/pb/57710-PB05-R.pdf

I know there is linux support out there. Anyone?
Thanks!
by brotherdust
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

Mine is just a straight rs-232 gps module plugged directly into com1... I just think there wasn't much effort put into the gps / ntp server packages... sad to say. Yes. I have to say the results of my testing are pretty discouraging. The ntp server typically has over 200ms delay on a LAN. Mikrotik!...
by brotherdust
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

im seeing this also on 3.25... i was seeing stratums lower than 4 at least on earlier versions, not sure where it went wrong. please email a supout and some details and lets get this fixed again. $ sudo ntpdate -d -b 10.0.0.62 | grep stratum stratum 4, precision -14, leap 00, trust 000 [x@cip-home]...
by brotherdust
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

Another thought, I have set up my gps to sync with the routerboard and am using some ntp analysis software to tell me more information about what I'm receiving from the ntp server. It states that I am on stratum 4 and do not have GPS as a reference clock. In fact, the reference is blank? Anyone fro...
by brotherdust
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

Another thought, I have set up my gps to sync with the routerboard and am using some ntp analysis software to tell me more information about what I'm receiving from the ntp server. It states that I am on stratum 4 and do not have GPS as a reference clock. In fact, the reference is blank? Anyone from...
by brotherdust
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

ive been using a gps on routeros for 2-3 years now. it doesnt play nice with windows all the time (stratum isn't 0 or 1 or something). i am using it on x86 however. i believe the routeros gps sync is pretty good. however, using it on a routerboard wouldn't be a good idea since it doesnt have a batt...
by brotherdust
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

GPS & NTP - RouterBoard time stability?

Hello! I am considering buying a dedicated time server for my network for the purpose of keeping everything precisely in sync. I may also be using it in the future for wireless sync that some other wireless protocols support. Something like this: http://www.spectracomcorp.com/Products/NetworkTimeSer...
by brotherdust
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: MPLS MTU
Replies: 17
Views: 12950

Re: MPLS MTU

=/ I applied 3.25 to all my bridges and routers and am still having the same issues as this guy. Is 3.25 the future release you were referring to, or do I need to wait? Thank you!
by brotherdust
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Group configuration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Group configuration?

Awesome! Thanks! Is there a way to make the router automatically retrieve the file on some kind of scheduled basis?
by brotherdust
Sun May 31, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Group configuration?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Group configuration?

Hi guys, I'm hoping someone has an idea on this one. I haven't seen anything on the boards for it, maybe I'm phrasing it wrong? Here's the deal: I've got a LOT of mikrotik devices. I am hoping there's a way to configure them all at once. For instance, I would just like to change the NTP servers, or ...
by brotherdust
Fri May 29, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A better scheduler!
Replies: 1
Views: 790

A better scheduler!

Hi! I think that this: http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~yasserp/wlan_scheduling.htm Should be implemented in some way. The way that 802.11 handles scheduling is really bad and I think you guys can come up with (or implement) a better solution. The ones mentioned in this article are pretty neat. I need more pr...
by brotherdust
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB450G is here!
Replies: 41
Views: 22538

Re: RB450G is here!

I too am experiencing slowness. Same speeds as stated in the above posts.
I tested using Btest on port 2 which is a switch master. Same results if it's not a switch master. Anyone have any ideas? This is kinda discouraging.
by brotherdust
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: CARP and/or GLBP Functionality
Replies: 4
Views: 3646

Re: CARP and/or GLBP Functionality

Primarily what interests me in this whole CARP thing is three things that could be implemented without having to implement the CARP protocol: 1. How about load balancing with vrrp? Just like GLBP? CARP can do that. Uses a MAC round robin. 2. How about state table and firewall and nat rule copying fr...
by brotherdust
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CARP and/or GLBP Functionality
Replies: 4
Views: 3646

CARP and/or GLBP Functionality

I really think CARP should be added to RouterOS (even 3.x). The synchronization daemon is extremely useful. Even something LIKE CARP where I could just synchronize my filters and load balance between my gateways. Would keep me from having to duplicate everything and less prone to mistakes. What do y...
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN

Sorry for the delay. However, I KNOW, Mikrotik can handle this without issues! Let see recently.:: -- Successfully ran 2600 PPPoE Clients with queues on one MT box -- 300meg + traffic with a quite a few firewall rules without issues -- Known deployments controlling / routing 3000+ clients -- known ...
by brotherdust
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN

Hello? Anyone out there?
by brotherdust
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN

why not just use MT as the bandwidth management, put it in bridge and you are good! Yes! That's a great idea, but not feasible at this moment as I haven't thoroughly researched MikroTik's bandwidth management. We have about 400 customers in the bandwidth controller at the moment. Do you think that ...
by brotherdust
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

VLAN->Transparent Bridge Bandwidth Control->VLAN

Hi guys, This one is really eating my lunch. =/ Here's the setup: I have a cisco 2950T (2 gigabit ports) at the core of my network. I have a bandwidth management system that works via a bridge (astroflowguard) My new (shiny) firewall, powered by ROS 3.3, is physically connected via a trunk link to g...
by brotherdust
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7710

Re: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

Interesting! The only way I can get my vrrp interfaces from being red is by giving an IP to it's parent interface as well as assigning an IP to the vrrp interface. Ok.. I'm going to try this.
by brotherdust
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 7710

Re: VRRP is working on VLANs properly ;)

phendry, could you please tell me how you managed to get vrrp and vlans to play nice? Perhaps a sample config? I greatly appreciate it.
-Dust