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by pjulian
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR + ESXI 6 + 10GB NIc's
Replies: 4
Views: 3230

Re: CHR + ESXI 6 + 10GB NIc's

I know this is an old post but I am having similar issues as you did, did you get this configuration working ?
by pjulian
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interfa

Nope, I'm afraid not....
by pjulian
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!
Replies: 59
Views: 17701

Re: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!

Thanks Normis ! hopefully we will see that fixed in final release, to be honest I think it may have been around for a while.
by pjulian
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Mangle traffic on VLAN which is slave of Bonding Interface

We have some CCR's which are using bonding interfaces and vlans to connect to the upstream provider, when we try to create a mangle rule to match outgoing traffic on the vlan facing the upstream provider (NBNCo) we can't match any packets no matter what we try. We have tried using the bonding interf...
by pjulian
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!
Replies: 59
Views: 17701

Re: v6.19rc for CCR tests needed!

On CCR when you disable an ethernet interface and then reboot the router the interface becomes enabled when it restarts even though it shows as greyed out in winbox like it is disabled, this is a problem if you have 1000 PPPOE sessions coming in all at the same time after a reboot, if you disable an...
by pjulian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Integrating Facebook Connect with Hotspot Login / Authent ..
Replies: 132
Views: 275246

Re: Integrating Facebook Connect with Hotspot Login / Authen

Sorry to hear that you have had this problem, I'm sure the person has gained much knowledge from these forums for free but clearly isn't willing to share their knowledge which isn't in the spirit of these or any forums really, the fact that you paid for it and they won't help you is even worse. What...
by pjulian
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Queues Cisco > Mikrotik
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: Queues Cisco > Mikrotik

Hi, I am assuming that you are talking about Telstra Ethernet Access services as they are particularly bad in dropping packets which exceed the maximum service speed, nothing like BDAS services for bursting but a lot cheaper so you need to learn to work with them, even on Cisco kit they can be trick...
by pjulian
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: v5.19 Freeradius + Mysql + Hotspot
Replies: 22
Views: 6518

Re: v5.19 Freeradius + Mysql + Hotspot

I know this is a bit old but thought I would reply anyway. The session timeout is exactly that, a session timeout, it will not limit uptime which is what I think you want to do. What you need to do is keep track of how long the user has been online using the radius accounting by updating accounting ...
by pjulian
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Hi guys, haven't been around for a while but hit a snag with something I thought would be simple ! I need to monitor a couple of services on a debian linux box, any suggestions ? Obviousy process ID will change on reboot or restart of process so I can't really use SNMP unless I try and search for th...
by pjulian
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UDP, SIP, and VPN Problem
Replies: 0
Views: 612

UDP, SIP, and VPN Problem

Hi folks, I was hoping somebody might be able to shine some light on this little issue which is driving me NUTS. We have a customer setup where they have remote workers who work from home and have their PC, SIP phone handset, and printer. We have a basic PPTP VPN from their RB433 on site to an RB750...
by pjulian
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mixed port with vlan and access port
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Mixed port with vlan and access port

Hi guys, I have a customer who wants to run a mikrotik and run voip phones and run PC's off the back of the phones. The phones tag all voice traffic as vlan100, and leave the PC traffic alone. I have been trying to figure out how I can configure the Mikrotik router to be able to pickup the vlan100 t...
by pjulian
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Redundancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: VLAN Redundancy

Sorry, that doesn't look right.... R1 is the supplier router which would connect to R2 and R3 via different ethernet ports. R4 connects to R2 and R3 in the same manner but on the other side. So basically I need to get vlans from R1 to R4 and be able to handle a failure in R2 or R3 and still keep run...
by pjulian
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Redundancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: VLAN Redundancy

Thanks for your reply, yes basically we need to get layer 2 redundancy, layer 3 is pretty easy, but we need to be able to get vlans from supplier to routers past the core routers if necessary. For example: /----R2----\ / \ R1--- --- R4 \ / \----R3----/ R1 = supplier router which is presenting layer ...
by pjulian
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: VLAN Redundancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

VLAN Redundancy

Hi, hoping that somebody can advise some options for this situation we have a requirement for. We are setting up a network for a customer, they currently have 2 x RB1100AHx2 routers to act as their core routers and want to use 2 for redundancy purposes. The issue is that they have a layer 2 connecti...
by pjulian
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings
Replies: 8
Views: 6647

Re: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings

I am assuming that you are using Mikrotik for the hotspots ?
You can only set a maximum session time with usermanager, radius does not have an attribute that will support that feature, you have to run scripts and reset the remaining time yourself.

Paul
by pjulian
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users
Replies: 38
Views: 25482

Re: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users

Nice idea, might be a bit hard to tidy it up more though, have a look at the attributes you can pull from radius, you might find something there which is useful as well to help with this, I will have a think about it as well and see if I can think of any shortcuts.

Paul
by pjulian
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: SMS integration with user manager
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

Re: SMS integration with user manager

It's all achievable if you can work with PHP or Perl, and really wouldn't be a huge amount of code.

It would be even easier if you were just using Freeradius as the backend with MySQL, but using the API should allow you to gain access to usermanager that way and do what you need to do.

Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor Postfix Mail queue
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: Monitor Postfix Mail queue

No takers on this one ?
I thought for sure people would be doing this....perhaps not.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor Postfix Mail queue
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Monitor Postfix Mail queue

Hi guys, has anybody successfully monitored the queue length for Postfix mail server with the Dude ?? care to share your methods ? We monitor SMTP etc, but need to watch our queues as sometimes our AV plugins have a problem and SMTP is working fine but we aren't getting mail delivery happening. Than...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users
Replies: 38
Views: 25482

Re: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users

I don't think you would see a change to this by Mikrotik, I could be wrong, but I think you will find it's working as designed. I would imagine that more people would want it working the way it does, I certainly would and we have a lot of hotspots, I can however see why you would want it the other w...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "Reduced" version of UserManager
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Re: "Reduced" version of UserManager

I don't believe you can change the usermanager pages at all, you could get the HTML code and re-craft a new page that looked similar I suppose, but you would have to run it on an external webserver which might not work as expected though.

Paul
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: SMS integration with user manager
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

Re: SMS integration with user manager

Usermanager won't do this, it simply doesn't have a trigger mechanism. You need to create a customised login portal which can process the request to create a user somehow, and then run some background scripts to perform the SMS notification. It could be pretty simple really, you could just use an AP...
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Users and profiles in API
Replies: 3
Views: 3561

Re: Users and profiles in API

Have you tried putting the variables in quotes as well ?

Paul
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Need Help with usermanager
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Need Help with usermanager

You can't do this natively, you will need to run scripts to reset the usage stats for the users each day or something like that. There are some billing scripts in the WIKI somewhere which might help you do that Here are some examples which might help. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Automated_Usage_Sc...
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "Reduced" version of UserManager
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

Re: "Reduced" version of UserManager

You could achieve this by creating a HTML, Perl, or PHP page/scripts which use the API to create the user or you could use a MySQL database and Freeradius as a back-end and do it all with Perl or PHP easily. You could also just use a website anywhere and use Perl or PHP to grab the details out of a ...
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users
Replies: 38
Views: 25482

Re: Userman Bandwidth on Shared hotspot users

The only plausible option is to control users by MAC address which isn't really an easy thing to do in the scenarios mentioned. You could use a front end landing page for management of users by the operator of the hotspot, they could easily add MAC addresses and use MAC auth in the hotspot profile, ...
by pjulian
Thu May 31, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: iphone and the dude
Replies: 25
Views: 16207

Re: iphone and the dude

This really is crap, the application doesn't see to work, the support link AND website link for the developer which are listed in iTunes don't work either.

This app should be reported to iTunes as a DUD as there is NO support, what a ripoff
by pjulian
Wed May 30, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings
Replies: 8
Views: 6647

Re: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings

Ah yes, those operators are painful to get the hang of....
Glad you got it sorted.

Paul
by pjulian
Sun May 20, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings
Replies: 8
Views: 6647

Re: hotspot with freeradius on mysql - rx/tx settings

You need to set these values in the radreply table, not radcheck, you should be doing something like this in SQL INSERT INTO radreply (username, attribute, op, value) VALUES ('freddy', 'Mikrotik-Group', '=', 'myusergroup') INSERT INTO radreply (username, attribute, op, value) VALUES ('freddy', 'Mikr...
by pjulian
Sun May 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: HotSpot as a EAP-TLS alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 3496

Re: HotSpot as a EAP-TLS alternative

You could just use the internal hotspot user section on the RB1100 and do MAC authentication, you can even mix MAC and user ID based authentication if you want. That way it would work for xbox and phones and laptops no problem, and your Internet Master can still disable access as required, it's just...
by pjulian
Sun May 20, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple radius servers for different hotspot servers
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: Multiple radius servers for different hotspot servers

After doing some more searching and generic radius reading I have found a way to do this. If you want to use a specific radius server for different hotspot server profiles just set a domain name in the server profile domain field, then whichever radius server entry needs to service those requests se...
by pjulian
Sun May 20, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple radius servers for different hotspot servers
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Multiple radius servers for different hotspot servers

Hi, I know there has been some discussion around this subject previously and various answers about how it may or may not work. We have some hotspots running from a central system, so we have a couple of hotspot server profiles setup on a RB1200 which is fed from various AP's around the place. We nee...
by pjulian
Wed May 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot user logging
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Hotspot user logging

Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place for this question, sorry if it isn't. We run a pretty heavily customized front end for Mikrotik hotspot services with a radius back-end and customized scripting and advertising through the login process. We are wanting to get a bit more granularity with o...
by pjulian
Wed May 09, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: CLI or API commands to edit existing usermanager user
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

CLI or API commands to edit existing usermanager user

Hi guys, I am working on a project with a client and we need their system to automatically create, edit, or remove relevant user accounts from our usermanager box. We dynamically add new users without issue, set credit, group, etc no problems, but I can't for the life of me seem to work out the righ...
by pjulian
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help with MRTG config
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Help with MRTG config

When you run your batch file or whatever you use to actually run MRTG, do you get any errors ?
Stupid question, you have enabled SNMP and set a community string on the Mikrotik ?

Paul
by pjulian
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100

The strange thing is though it works fine until you want to use OSPF, so something works, but just not 100%.

Regards
PAul
by pjulian
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100

Well we configured the link between the Cisco LNS routers and the RB1100 with /30 links today and OSPF is happy. So, although the RouterOS seems to support /31 links, it doesn't support them with OSPF, or at least with OSPF to a Cisco. Perhaps an upgrade to a newer ROS version will fix it, however f...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100

Thanks, yes I did see that post, the poster mentions that they couldn't ping, I can ping across the /31 OK but the routes don't install into the routing table properly.
Maybe somebody from support would respond about the /31 support with OSPF ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: consultation about the concept of the CCQ
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: consultation about the concept of the CCQ

I think it would be better to look at CCQ as a link quality indicator, in other words how much of your data is getting through the link at the speed it is capable of going, the higher the CCQ the better quality the link is really.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with MRTG config
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Help with MRTG config

Try putting a period (.) before your SNMP OID's

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

OSPF Issue with Cisco and RB1100

Hi guys, we are having an issue with a new setup which I was hoping somebody might be able to help with. We have a new LNS setup with redundant cisco routers and cisco switches behind them in an MPLS setup. We then have a Mikrotik RB1100 plugged into the switches, all the switches and 2 LNS's do is ...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6199

Re: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4

It's fine if you protect it, anyway you only need to run radius with private IP normally anyway.

Once radius system based on free radius is daloradius, not bad, you might want to have a look at that.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6199

Re: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4

So you don't need to manage 1000 concurrent users then ?
If not then yes, probably, we run a couple of hundred users on a VM

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6199

Re: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4

Wow this is an old post, but hmm, 1000 concurrent users I would be using Freeradius with a separate SQL backend running on 2 boxes, usermanager is all on one box which limits performance a bit, 1000 concurrent users is pretty heavy though, I would look at a more commercial option to be honest Regard...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which ports to allow for DNS server on inside of MT Router ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: Which ports to allow for DNS server on inside of MT Rout

Sorry.....user fault.
When I created the first rule to allow safe IP's to the box I copied that rule for the related and established rules and accidentally left the source address list set so it was only allowing related and established connections from IP's in my safe list...

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which ports to allow for DNS server on inside of MT Router ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Which ports to allow for DNS server on inside of MT Router ?

Hi guys, I have configured a public DNS server which is on a routed network on the inside of my mikrotik, now I feel a bit stupid asking this question but will anyway.... I have allowed the usual TCP/53 and UDP/53 through the forward chain to the DNS server which is fine, but, any replies from other...
by pjulian
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Voice (VOIP) issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Re: Voice (VOIP) issues

Thanks for the comments, actually I just removed the Cisco today as there was no difference. Unfortunately the voice people I have troubleshooting do not know anything about Mikrotik, and although I was confident that there shouldn't be an issue I was not 100% sure, so this was the only way to be 10...
by pjulian
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Voice (VOIP) issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Voice (VOIP) issues

Hi guys, we currently run an RB1000 in our core network, we have about 50 DSL tails terminating on an LNS which then go into a VRF separate to our router. This then feeds into our router and on the other side we have some servers and an Elastix PBX which we use to provide trunks to customers for the...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RouterBoard Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: RouterBoard Supply

Yes pretty ordinary, we desperately need some 1000 or 1100's, 1000's are EOL and 1100's are not due till the end of next month, sheeze !

Paul
by pjulian
Sat May 22, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Tragedy forces me into Network Admin role
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Tragedy forces me into Network Admin role

Instead of using a 100ft monitor just create some parent maps and then add groups of maps within it using submaps, then you will know if something below fails and just navigate down to it.

I would be doing this for your discovery as well, it will be a lot easier to maintain and control.

Paul
by pjulian
Sat May 22, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Mikrotik WISP.- Latency and Point to Point monitoring
Replies: 1
Views: 3131

Re: Mikrotik WISP.- Latency and Point to Point monitoring

I think the problem you will have is that every link will spike when doing speed tests, no matter what you do, it's designed to push the link to it's limit, my suggestion would be to only alert on high latency where the latency has been high for a certain number of probes.

Paul
by pjulian
Sat May 22, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notify of latency only if > 10 customers are experiencing it
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Re: Notify of latency only if > 10 customers are experiencin

This might be a bit late but I don't think you can actually achieve what you want, the way you want. I would perhaps approach this by determining if the latency is above 80ms for a given period then you have a bigger problem. Any connection will go up and down, but you might want to only alert on a ...
by pjulian
Sat May 22, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SIP Delay/Jitter monitoring
Replies: 4
Views: 3813

Re: SIP Delay/Jitter monitoring

Problem is that there are plenty of ways to monitor it realtime, but you can be 100% sure that when the customer rings up and complains about dropped audio or something you are not sitting in front of your console monitoring, the ideal outcome would be some sort of probe that can do the sort of moni...
by pjulian
Tue May 18, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SIP Delay/Jitter monitoring
Replies: 4
Views: 3813

Re: SIP Delay/Jitter monitoring

I hear you on this subject, we are starting to roll voice services and really want to utilise our existing dude environment to monitor for jitter and delay, but pinging is not goo enough and we need more.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Alternate SMTP port for notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 8076

Alternate SMTP port for notifications

Hi guys, we occasionally have an issue with our SMTP/SPAM server and have an issue that if it's after hours we cannot get notified about it because our SMTP/SPAM server is what is used to send notifications. On our mail server we have our spam system taking the brunt of SMTP connections on port 25, ...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Mass file upload and import
Replies: 20
Views: 5321

Re: Mass file upload and import

Don't be sorry, this is what forums are for, to share information. What you want to do is easy when you know how. Here is an example. There are 4 parts to what you need to do, the first is the creation of the file to be uploaded to the router, this must follow the correct syntax of any normal script...
by pjulian
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Changing custom field names
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Changing custom field names

Hi folks, just wondering if anybody can tell me how to change the labels for custom fields ?? When I use them in devices, I want to give the field a description so when people are creating devices they know which information needs to go in which custom field. I can't seem to find any way to do this....
by pjulian
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6817

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

Nice to be back on topic finally.... This IS a problem Normis, but it is the way that 3.4 talks to RouterOS that is the problem, it makes no difference if the link is setup as a RouterOS or SNMP link. As soon as we upgraded this router from 3.21 our problems with the bitrate started. Here is an exam...
by pjulian
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Excellent, that would be great !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Very nice, quite a useful piece of information there, thanks.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Great, sounds good let me know how you go.

Yes there are a lot of requests for this feature so I'm not sure if they will do it or not.

regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Hi, yes I have the VRF's working with OSPF doing the route propogation, however I haven't had the chance to go back to the Internet access part as yet. Unfortunately though I have learned that the Mikrotik L2TP implementation can't terminate L2TP tunnels from my DSL provider as it doesn't support be...
by pjulian
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QOS and NAT
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: QOS and NAT

I see, so that means I should be seeing the packet as DSCP 46 as I am tagging it in the postrouting chain, something strange going on then...

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS and NAT
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: QOS and NAT

I agree, but, the source or dest IP is changed by encapsulating the packet from what I understand, so does that mean it loses other properties of the original packet such as the DSCP value ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QOS and NAT
Replies: 4
Views: 702

QOS and NAT

Could somebody please tell me this probably obvious answer, when using a VOIP phone or anything for that matter that can mark the packet with a DSCP QOS value such as 46 for VOIP, when that packet is then NATted and heads out onto the Internet or wherever, is the DSCP value retained in the NATted pa...
by pjulian
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: QOS and queued packets
Replies: 0
Views: 320

QOS and queued packets

Hi guys, we are doing some QOS at the moment and all is working well, however when the link to the site is really busy we are seeing some packets being queued in the VOIP queue which causes some voice degradation. We are using the PFIFO queue type with the standard 50 byte queue length. We have 8 pr...
by pjulian
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Will do, thanks !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Thanks for that.

So in my case I need overlapping networks on the network, hence the requirements for VRF's, so would a source-nat rule allow you to define the source routing mark or something to help with the NAT process ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Eising, in the first wiki, the line: "/ip route add routing-mark=cust-one gateway=10.0.0.1@main" is used but there is not an IP on the diagram showing that gateway address, rather the gateway is shown as 10.5.5.2 (loopback address ??). Am I missing something obvious is is that a typo ? Also, a quest...
by pjulian
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Thanks very much for your help, I will check both of those out.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Is anybody able to help with getting the customer out of their VRF to another gateway for Internet access ?? Also, if I am terminating my DSL tails with a L2TP tunnel onto the router, how do you use dynamic interfaces for this so that they get added into the customers VRF automatically ?? I assume t...
by pjulian
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

OK, I have got the VRF stuff working amazingly.... :-) I have two subnets the same running through the same test core router and I can ping from end to end within the customer networks, so all is good there. I ended up using OSPF whether that is the best way or not it's what I learnt first :-) So I ...
by pjulian
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6817

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

I can confirm that without any changes to The Dude and downgrading a router which was having this problem to 3.22 the problem is fixed, it is definitely an ROS problem. Incidentally, I have downgraded because there were just so many issues with 3.26 and 3.27, I just could not run in production. rega...
by pjulian
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude backup 2.2 problem in 3.x
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Dude backup 2.2 problem in 3.x

Yes, well, some stuff works some stuff doesn't, and the problems I am now having with V3.4 could be related to some left over objects in my Dude database, I'm not sure.

I would start from scratch, I know it's a huge effort, but for what it's worth I think you would be better off.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Mass file upload and import
Replies: 20
Views: 5321

Re: Mass file upload and import

I don't understand why that's a problem though, it's easy to batch uploads using FTP.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Mass file upload and import
Replies: 20
Views: 5321

Re: Mass file upload and import

Why not just FTP your files to your boxes and then run a script with a schedule that imports the file (runs a script) which is sent with your files. We do this for our usermanager updates to add new scratch cards. Simply generate a script file with the relevant commands in it and send it with the fi...
by pjulian
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude backup 2.2 problem in 3.x
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Dude backup 2.2 problem in 3.x

2.2 and 3.x export/imports don't seem very compatible, I had to recreate my whole installation when moving to V3.4

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.

We are finding now that this is not just caused by devices with disabled probes. We are receiving up alerts for almost all of our monitored devices, so much so that we are getting hundreds of notifications per day. Is anybody else having this problem because if we can't solve it we will have to chan...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.

If you only want down notifications normally you would just tick the unstable>down and up>down options in the list of notifications.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.

Further testing reveals that it could also happen if you have disabled services for a device which have been ACKed at one stage and then disabled.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.

I do have the notifications set to notify when going from unstable to down and always have, but, what seems to happen is normally the device icon will turn orange when some polls are missed, but in this case mine goes to ACKED automatically when there is a timeout on a service without me ACKing it. ...
by pjulian
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help with the SUM function
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Help with the SUM function

You can't create a sum of probes across different devices that I know about.
If all the information was retrieved from the one device you could do it with a probe which aggregated all the SNMP values you wanted, but I really don't think you could do it across multiple devices.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6817

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

That's a bummer, I was going to upgrade tonight to see if 3.26 fixed the prob, I suppose as it's not a real functional issue it's not high priority, it's just a pain in the neck.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

Perhaps you had a corrupt Dude database.

Glad it's all working now.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

You can't make it ping like that as far as I know, it pings at the intervals you tell it to and is multithreaded, so I don't believe you can do that. I am monitoring about 250 devices on one machine at the same time, and doing SNMP probes, graphing, etc and there are no real issues. Bandwidth to/fro...
by pjulian
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

Also, try increasing the timeout to 10s, it may help if your link is busy. I think what you might mean in your previous comment is that you are polling all of your devices at the same time, this is fine and normal, if your link that you are monitoring across is too busy, the only option really is to...
by pjulian
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

Harry, what is the ping response time ?
I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean when you say
"could you tell me how can i sitting them connect to the routerboard one by one?"

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

So if you add the ping service to be monitored for that device, does it timeout as well ? Perhaps you may just have a busy link to the device which is causing everything to timeout. This often causes the gaps in the graphs like you have, and if that is the response time for winbox checks then I woul...
by pjulian
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Help!! urgent Thank you Done
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Help!! urgent

Try SSH Telnet or the web interface to get in. If you are running 3.25 perhaps you have a problem which we are seeing where you simply can't access the router any more and need to reboot. It seems that the RB loses contact with the drive (flash or hdd) in this situation and loses passwords and usern...
by pjulian
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: More strange SNMP probs
Replies: 0
Views: 410

More strange SNMP probs

Using the Dude 3.4 we monitor a mix of VPN connected RB's and public Internet connection RB's. To clarify, the issue we have is not directly related to V3.4 of the dude, it was happening on 2.x as well before we upgraded. When monitoring a VPN connected RB, all SNMP requests work correctly, in the m...
by pjulian
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing
Replies: 30
Views: 6817

Re: bug in 3.4? - bitrate not showing

Any update on this guys, we are having the same prob, all good until upgrading our router to 3.25, it stopped working straight away Using Dude 3.4 running on Windows 2K3 Std, a bit annoying.... Interesting thing though, when you open the settings page of the device the links start to show bitrates a...
by pjulian
Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Freeradius Probe for the Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Freeradius Probe for the Dude

Well I'm glad you solved it, I think though that in the spirit of all support forums you would normally share your experience, take a look at the hundreds of hours people have poured into function design and probe settings for all to use.

Your call.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Thanks for the suggestion on that, I have considered that but am not sure how I would handle the termination of the L2TP sessions to automatically go to the backup router, is there something obvious there which I should be doing which is straight forward as I would rather be running two routers for ...
by pjulian
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

LOL, glad I could help, it's often the simple things we overlook more often than not. I have to learn how to do the VRF and BGP stuff, then all this will probably fall into place, unfortunately I have never done any advanced routing, so this is a baptism of fire for me, once I figure out how to do i...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Duplicate private networks on same core

Would you have any sort of example you could show me or explain ?
With you losing your VRF interfaces, couldn't you just define a L2TP server interface for each DSL client terminating on your router ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Duplicate private networks on same core
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Duplicate private networks on same core

Guys, we are looking to implement a new network using the attached design and was hoping to get some advise on configuration options and assistance with how to set it up. Forgive me if this is the wrong forum. We are going to be terminating L2TP tunnels from our carrier which will deliver our DSL ta...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Strange SNMP behavoir
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Strange SNMP behavoir

After comparing a few more probes and bandwidth figures it seems that this may be caused by link utilisation for some reason. The link which the SNMP data is traversing at the moment is running between 150 and 300ms response time, but no packets being dropped, and I have changed the SNMP timeout for...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Notification Issue: Recieve up alert but no down alert.

I have exactly the same issue at the moment with a custom SNMP probe we are using. We are using the application or process probe code that somebody put up in the probe thread which works well, however we get these constant UP alerts from it when it never even went down. No up OR down outages appear ...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Freeradius Probe for the Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Freeradius Probe for the Dude

The default probe uses the following string to query the radius server, problem is nobody seems to know how this string is structured :) \x01D\0,0123456789012345\x01\x06TEST\x02\x121234567890\0 From what I understand, the string is sent as a username/password set somehow which effectively does a log...
by pjulian
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Strange SNMP behavoir
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Strange SNMP behavoir

Recently we started to roll out a probe we set-up a while ago which seemed to work well on our test systems and we published the info in the probes thread. The probe was to check disk space on a windows system. I have included the current probe settings and function settings below, we are using V3.4...
by pjulian
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Jon, from memory array_size returns the number of characters in the array, the "size" of it, and oid_column returns an array of the items in that column. For example, normally you would do a search in an oid_column for a particular item and then read the value of that item. For example: string_find(...
by pjulian
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

To get the graph to show when you hover over it you need to add it to the device as a probe not just as a graph.
It has to actually be a service for that device.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue May 26, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Hello all, Was working on a simple hotspot user count function to be part of a graph similar to the one shown in (http://www.tiktube.com/?video=206) but obviously monitoring hotspot rather than pppoe. The function is simple, just ros_function("/ip hotspot active print count-only") but in practice t...
by pjulian
Tue May 26, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Good idea checking for the array size, that is probably a must have for a number of functions really.

Slech, sorry for my delay replying, have been busy and not back here for a little while, I will check that out for you and see what I can sort out.

regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 25, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VRF Understanding and Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 3344

Re: VRF Understanding and Setup

Thanks, this is good reading, however it doesn't seem to match the scenario I am looking at, as my setup will only have one router in the data centre which terminates all the VRF's according to my carrier, whereas the examples show edge routers on the MPLS network. It seems like the design I would h...
by pjulian
Sat May 23, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: VRF Understanding and Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 3344

VRF Understanding and Setup

Hi guys, I am trying to get my head around VRF setups in Mikrotik as we are looking to deploy a private network across an MPLS backbone provided by another carrier, but we need to create and manage the VRF's for it. There will be multiple VRF's as we plan on running multiple customers across this ne...
by pjulian
Fri May 08, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Strange Wireless Issue

OK, I looked at the bridge port status on the station side when it failed, no problems there, ports were looking OK. Interesting thing though, I check the ARP table on the station and it could see hosts on the ethernet interface and wlan while it was in failed state, but the AP side did not have any...
by pjulian
Fri May 08, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Strange Wireless Issue

But only the ethernet port and an EOIP port are in the bridge, the wireless ports are just routed, nothing fancy there, and I can't even ping from wireless to wireless when this happens. I have confirmed the bridges don't have STP on, I agree with not replacing the card only, I just can't see how it...
by pjulian
Thu May 07, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Strange Wireless Issue

OK, it broke again, the only things in the ARP table were IP's from the ethernet side of the radio, not the wireless side, so it's like the wireless card stops processing IP packets or something crazy. Perhaps the first thing to try is to replace the card on the station end, any other suggestions ? ...
by pjulian
Mon May 04, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Strange Wireless Issue

OK thanks, I'll check it when it breaks next.

The station end does appear under IP/Neighbours, but I will check the ARP table next time, thanks for the advice.

I'll manually set a MAC address on the bridge then and give that a try

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Strange Wireless Issue

Thanks for the reply, yes, MAC ping works, IP ping doesn't, actually, in all seriousness, nothing changed, it just started playing up one day, we didn't even have remote access at that stage, and nobody onsite has access to the routers. If it was an arp issue, do you think I should be looking on the...
by pjulian
Mon May 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Strange Wireless Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Strange Wireless Issue

Hi guys, we have a 5.8Ghz link setup for a customer with a RIC522 at each end, simple enough. The link is only about 400M long, not the best of links from a setup perspective, but has been a solid signal for nearly 12 months without an issue. This link is a routed connection with an EOIP bridge acro...
by pjulian
Sun May 03, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB532A Loses LAN Connection on Remote Side
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Re: RB532A Loses LAN Connection on Remote Side

Did you ever find an answer to this ?
I am having the exact same problem, the wireless link stays up but no data passes after a while, a reboot of the B end fixes it again for a variable period of time.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 33918

Re: A hotspot logout button?

Being that it was a static PC you could always setup a custom toolbar in the browser with a logout button linked to the logout URL for the hotspot box. Here is a good open source one, and it doesn't look too hard to setup really. http://www.codeproject.com/KB/custom-controls/CrossBrowserToolbar.aspx...
by pjulian
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: A hotspot logout button?
Replies: 18
Views: 33918

Re: A hotspot logout button?

Yes disable cookies, or anybody can login once 1 person has authenticated.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins

Ah, yes I understand now, it is just the straight 3.0 from what I can see :-)

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins

That would be great !, it is actually V3.0 not V3.x as such

Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins

Thanks for the reply.
We are currently using 3.0 on that unit, the hotspot interface is bridged back to a core hotspot router which is running 3.0 also.
Are you aware of any issues with that version that may warrant an upgrade ?


Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Apple Macbook and Hotspot Logins

Hi, recently we have started to see problems with the redirect process on our hotspots for Apple Mac users only. This happens whether they are using firefox or safari. When they connect to the hotspot wireless and try to browse, they just don't get redirected at all, they just get the "server not fo...
by pjulian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard and Untangle
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Routerboard and Untangle

Thanks, yes I thought of that, once I can get it running once, I can just image it onto another CF card or IDE drive.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard and Untangle
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Routerboard and Untangle

Thankyou very much
by pjulian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard and Untangle
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Routerboard and Untangle

Bump.... anyone ???
by pjulian
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

No probs, I too knew there must have been a way to do it, but thanks to help from the forum it wouldn't have been possible :-) Great rewrite on that function, there is sure to be some improvements to be made, but this function alone makes things so much easier for windows server management. Our bigg...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

Thanks to a number of people on this forum I have managed to finish a group of functions and probes to monitor disk free space both in MB and in % free for Windows Servers based on the drive letter rather than the disk number. I needed to do this as we monitor a number of servers with differing driv...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Thanks, that's very interesting, I was wondering why I was getting the weird numbers back using the string_find, it's returning the position of the string it found, not the index. So all I need to figure out is how I can search for just a character or 2 using an array_find, or make a string_find ret...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

I have installed 3.1 and string_find works, to a degree, it returns a number higher than the actual index, is this because the value type is octet string ? Do I need to do anything else with that do you know ? When I search for A:\ which is the first value, I get a 0 returned, when I search for C:\ ...
by pjulian
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

I can't get it to work with the string_find either strangely, what version of The Dude are you using, maybe I need the latest version to get this string_find to work ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Please don't get me wrong, I appreciate your help, very much. You have found the same issue as me though, that I can't seem to find a way to tie in the string_substring command with the array_find command and get the correct result, however you have just used a command I was previously unaware of, w...
by pjulian
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Thats fine if I am looking for a string in a normal OID value or column, but I need to find a substring in an oid column that is part of an array_find, so the syntax is all wrong. My previous example of what works is exactly what I need to do...except it looks for the entire string that is the value...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

OK, I understand what you are saying, but how can I use a string_substring with an array_find ? This is what works: array_find( oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrStorage.hrStorageTable.hrStorageEntry.hrStorageDescr", 600),"C:\ Label: Serial Number 18727cdf" ) But I need it to look f...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

windfall, what I was saying is that in your example you are looking for the drive letter for disk 1 based on the OID you have in the error field of the probe, which is fine, however the actual error you are showing in the screen shot from the device is showing text indicating you are checking for di...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Re: Probe Thread

I'm confused by this, in the example you show a device which has a probe for Disk 2 according to the error, however the example probe you have shown is for a Disk 1 probe ? The text you have in the brackets after the Disk number is the result of the string_substring from your error field in the prob...
by pjulian
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 224100

Function for how many wireless clients on ROS AP

This will return how many wireless stations are registered against an AP Hopefully somebody can use this, I think I borrowed some code from somewhere else, credit given where credit is due. if(oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.14988.1.1.4.4.0")>0,concatenate(array_size(oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterp...
by pjulian
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

That's pretty much what I have started with, and tried to modify, where it does an array_find is where I come unstuck, array_find will find the whole value of the OID whereas I just need to find the first character of the value. If I could find some way to combine your Po1 interface function and the...
by pjulian
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Yes this would work, problem is some servers have A:\ and some don't now, so you never really know which disk is the first disk, hence why I want to search for the drive letter, then make the function based on that, then I simply create a probe for C: and D: etc and add them into the standard templa...
by pjulian
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Bump...
Can anybody help with this ?
Surely there has to be a way of finding a string in a range of OID values ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Help required or facing some issues with Mikrotik
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Help required or facing some issues with Mikrotik

Whats with the IP address ?
I would start by using a correct Class C IP, it probably can't create the session.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Creating a "Free" hotspot
Replies: 11
Views: 6753

Re: Creating a "Free" hotspot

You guys need to think outside the square a little here, this is easy to achieve when you put some thought into it. Just have a webserver running some PHP or perl scripting and HTML pages to create accounts on the fly and import the account info into your usermanager box. You could automatically use...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Extend password length for hotspot account!
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Extend password length for hotspot account!

Just import the usernames and passwords using a script, it's easy. We manage all of our usernames and passwords for all hotspots remotely as they are on prepaid cards, then they are sent to the usermanager box in batches as they are sent to our sites. This way you can control site by site access for...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Hotspot issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Hotspot issue

Is DNS working OK from the router ?
Can you get to the hotspot page manually using the IP address of the router like http://192.168.0.254/login ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Routerboard and Untangle
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Routerboard and Untangle

Hi guys, I wasn't sure where to post this so apologies if it's in the wrong spot. I know the routerboards can run Linux OK, is there anybody out there who has managed to load the GNU Untangle product http://www.untangle.com/ It's a great product, and being able to load it onto a routerboard would pr...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

Thanks, this is useful, however I still can't see how I can use it directly. Here is what I am trying to do, exactly. 1. Identify the index of the iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrStorage.hrStorageTable.hrStorageEntry.hrStorageDescr value that has "C:\" in it, or just "C", doesn't really matte...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function for find if a process exists
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: Function for find if a process exists

sweetdude, does that function actually work OK ? I am trying to do the same as you but look for a part of a string, like in your example I am looking for "Po" in a field with a value of "Po1" if you know what I mean. So I might have 5 OID's with various values, but the values change depending on the...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link Aggregation
Replies: 4
Views: 2981

Re: Link Aggregation

YOu should be able to create a function which you then place the OID's for each interface counter you want in there and add them together.
Once you have created the function, create a probe from that and add the probe to the device.
Like this:

oid("1.2.3.4.5.6.7") + oid("1.2.3.4.5.7.8")

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Good one Normis, not a bad solution, however, I would probably do it slightly differently, but I suppose it would achieve the same result at the end of the day. Create a batch file called whatever you want, lets say SMS.BAT or SMS.CMD, whichever you prefer. In The Dude, make your alert command like ...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Sorry, I had to dig :-) So when a device goes down, you want to create a text file with certain information in it to use as a config/parameters file for your SMS sending application, is that correct ? If so, do they have to be on separate lines or simply one after the other or comma separated etc ? ...
by pjulian
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Seriously ?, use notepad or wordpad

Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Are you running the dude server and client on the same machine ?
Are you running dude server as an application or service ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

I only just noticed this, have you tried the full path for wscript in the command ? c:\windows\system32\wscript C:\WriteSMSFile\WriteSMSFile.vbs //B "44999999999" "[Device.Name] [Service.Status] [Service.ProblemDescription]" I did have a problem with this, you have to have the full path. Regards Paul
by pjulian
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Functions and Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Functions and Documentation

Thanks, yes I saw that thread, however it doesn't search the index of keys for the key with a certain value, you have to already know the final OID and reference that to get the value.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5418

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Any reason you have the 2 forward slashes in there before the "B" ? We use server executed notifications constantly with no issues, here is an example of our batch file. d:\mgmtapps\smssender\smssender.exe username password mobilenumber "Service [Probe.Name] on [Device.Name] ([Device.AddressesCommaL...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Are raw SNMP GET's supported
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Are raw SNMP GET's supported

Not if you already know the OID, just create an SNMP probe and put the OID in there
SNMPWalk just makes the process of creating a SNMP probe easier.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Are raw SNMP GET's supported
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Are raw SNMP GET's supported

Yes, just setup the device in The Dude, then setup SNMP parameters for it, then use tools/SNMPWalk and locate the OID for the item you want to monitor, then right click on it and select Create Probe. Once you have created the probe, add it in the services tab of the device, then you can monitor it a...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Functions and Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Functions and Documentation

Hi folks, I am trying to do what seems to be a simple function but cannot find the right commands to do it. I have looked through the forums for hours now for an answer, but there doesn't seem to be anything. I want to create a function that returns free disk space on windows servers, this is availa...
by pjulian
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27424

Re: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Mate, you are a legend, this works a treat thanks !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Thinking of doing the same, please let us know your findings ASAP clink

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Yes that's what I am having as well, it just doesn't redirect, if you disable the hotspot access through the router is fine on all occasions. I have only seen this problem twice do far, both on 3.11, one seemed to be OK after a reboot, the other is persisting. We run the same config across all of ou...
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

I have just realised also that it is only my 3.11 boxes having this issue, nobody else has complained and we have a mix of 3.0 to 3.9 versions out there.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Interesting comments, I have always used the DNS name and added the entry manually into the static DNs settings, then I set my DHCP for the hotspot clients to be the MT box itself and have never had issues until V3.11 I will have to try your suggestion of manually connecting to the address and try t...
by pjulian
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Are you able to confirm which changes you made as I have added the IP of our server serving the login page and I still get the proxy errors.

Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance/Load: OpenVPN vs IPSec vs PPtP
Replies: 2
Views: 3052

Re: Performance/Load: OpenVPN vs IPSec vs PPtP

We just use PPTP for all of our management outside of our network, it's simple and is encrypted sufficiently for management traffic. We have around 30 sites connected currently without issue on a mix of 2.9.x and 3.x It's especially handy if you have dynamic IP's out there as well because you don't ...
by pjulian
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Well the cold booting didn't work for me, and I have to wait for the client to test the hotspot for me as it's in another state so I can try the IP-Walled garden setting where I have added our auth servers into. Has anybody come up with a method of testing the hotspot functionality from a remote loc...
by pjulian
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: [BUG 3.x] All Hotspot features based on WebProxy fail
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

Re: [BUG 3.x] All Hotspot features based on WebProxy fail

I have just tried the adding of our login servers to the IP list, we will see what happens. So what I want to know though, is how come when you have transparent proxy disabled in all user profiles and everywhere you can select it, that the user still gets a proxy message when the redirect is happeni...
by pjulian
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Cold booting hasn't even helped mine, has anybody else got a workaround ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4335

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

So whats really going on here ? We run multiple hotspot sites with exactly the same config on each, excepting some basic text for webpage titles and stuff, and redirect all hotspot logins to our webservers. We are currently running ROS3.11 on routerboard 433's. All of sudden with no changes one syst...
by pjulian
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Yes, tried proxy-arp and arp enabled on all interfaces from the wlan to the bridge at the core end.

When I did everything with 3.x I changed nothing, all the defaults just worked like they should.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

For those who may be interested, I found that obviously there is some sort of bug or incompatibility between EOIP on 2.9.x and 3.x. I ended up building two boxes both running flavours of ROS 3.x and the EOIP bridging worked as it should straight away. If there is a problem using 2.9.x and 3.x with E...
by pjulian
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Anybody have any suggestions here ??? This should be so simple. I have now built another box running 2.9.86 just in case it was an issue with 3.10 but it doesn't work either. I have even left the bridges and EOIP interfaces exactly the same and setup a PPPOE server at the other end and the wireless ...
by pjulian
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Hi guys, I am having a terrible time getting what should be a simple solution working. We have tested this before and it worked, so I know that it should be working. We have to Mikrotik boxes, one is a RB333 with ROS 2.9.38 on it, the other is Intel based hardware running ROS 3.10. I am setting up a...
by pjulian
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Make sure you are selecting the correct interface for the queue, it must be the interface that the packet leaves the router through.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Great, glad we could help :-)
by pjulian
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I have now tested this using the filters in the bridge itself, you must use an outgoing bridge port definition, you can't queue traffic on an incoming port, only a port of the router that the traffic is exiting out. It does work now, you have to use the setting as Sergejs says, then use the filter s...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I have tried enabling it and setting the packet marking rules but it still doesn't work, is there some trick to getting the packet marking working with the new setup ? I have tried the traditional method in the mangle rules under /ip firewall mangle but I still can't get anything to match the rules,...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

OK, so this is a new option in V3 ? I never had to switch it on in 2.9.x

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Hi Sergejs, nope, that setting is not set, here is the settings I have in my V3.0 test box that I used. 0 R name="bridge1" mtu=1500 arp=enabled mac-address=00:0C:42:21:EB:33 protocol-mode=none priority=0x8000 auto-mac=yes admin-mac=00:00:00:00:00:00 max-message-age=20s forward-delay=15s transmit-hol...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

OK, on 2.9.40 this works when a bridge is configured with ether1 and ether2 interfaces as ports: 0 chain=forward out-interface=ether1 protocol=tcp action=mark-connection new-connection-mark=test passthrough=yes But, I can reproduce your problem, I can't get the same to work on 3.0 or above, and the ...
by pjulian
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Let me have a look and see if I can reproduce what you are seeing, for all intensive purposes I believe it should be working.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

You need to use either the prerouting chain or forwarding chain, I think prerouting though. You also need to mark the connection first, then the packet based on that connection. You want the connection mark rule to be a passthrough rule, but the packet marking rule must NOT be a passthrough rule. Th...
by pjulian
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I don't see why not, just leave the IP addressing out, you will obviously need to identify the ports to mark the traffic correctly and the outgoing interfaces, but I don't see why having the same IP range on both sides will affect it.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP routing problem
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: PPTP routing problem

I would be separating the VPN subnet, my rule of thumb is every interface should have it's own network, PPTP/VPN is no different, unless you have some specific reasons for keeping it the same as the LAN.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Bridge and Shaping

We do this for bandwidth shapers all the time and it works fine. You need to make sure you clearly understand your design, once you do it's straightforward. Oh, and forget you have a bridge, that will only complicate the understanding of the solution. Here is some example lines from a template we us...
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: caching youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 8452

Re: caching youtube

Why don't you identify the traffic by content and use a mangle rule to mark it, then limit the speed of that flow using a queue ?

That might work, won't stop it but will make it impossible to watch the videos and possible to see text if you work it right.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCI Express 4 Port NIC
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: PCI Express 4 Port NIC

Thanks, those things are like $600, perhaps I will see how we can manage with 2 NICS :-)

Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Please see replies below 1. How will it defait route via the pppoe? if the dhcp server gives out metric of 1? Easy, just set the PPPOE interface to be the default route. 2. Is much overhead with Eoip? Not too bad, as long as you have good gear you won't have an issue 3. Can I encryped or should I us...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Is your office router Mikrotik ?? If so, my suggestion would be to run private IP across your whole network, /30 for each link from your core router to each base station, then allocate a private routed subnet to each base station for CPE's, use DHCP from the base to hand them out. Once you get to th...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCI Express 4 Port NIC
Replies: 2
Views: 760

PCI Express 4 Port NIC

We are wanting to run a HP Proliant DL145G3 server as a core router for bandwidth shaping and lots of other stuff running ROS3.x but it only has PCI-Express slots and no PCI slots. We were wanting to use the Mikrotik 4 Port Gigabit controller but it is PCI, does anybody know of an alternative ? Rega...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Perhaps give us an idea of your network design and somebody can suggest if what you are doing is right, there are many ways to skin a cat as they say :-)

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun May 18, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Counter

Is your customer actually logging out of the hotspot (http://hotspotname/logout) ?? If not then they will never be disconnected unless you have an inactivity timeout set. This means that if the router can't see the user for x amount of time the connection is terminated and the counters stop. If the ...
by pjulian
Sun May 18, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Interfacing User Manager with CRM
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: Interfacing User Manager with CRM

Hey Roberto, we use a custom perl based CRM for our hotspot systems and usermanager. We just do simple creation of scripts in the CRM and FTP them to the usermanager box which runs a regular import script to import the new users. In the hotspot server you have user profiles, you can use the group at...
by pjulian
Tue May 06, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and DNS not resolving some address's
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: Hotspot and DNS not resolving some address's

Sergejs, I am having this same problem with our hotspots ever since having to change to V3 ROS. The RB333's we are using now are coming with V3 so we need to use it, but each install so far is having these same DNS problems, the biggest issue seems to be before the user authenticates, and about 2-5 ...
by pjulian
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14471

Re: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

You are a true legend, thanks mate !
Whilst I know I never pressed this in the first place, perhaps it is enabled by default as it's a new RB unit.

Thanks again !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14471

Re: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

I'm not pressing tab, it is doing it all by itself, I can't stop it, as I try to type commands it just keeps automatically completing them.....

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14471

How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

Guys, please can somebody tell me how to disable the painful auto completion feature in ROS3, it's driving me nuts ! We configure our new routers by throwing an IP on them, winboxing to them or using a terminal session and then pasting our config into them, but this auto completion thing keeps tryin...
by pjulian
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

You know what, I had that same error and I can't remember what I did to fix it.....

I will see what I can find.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

Those questions are answered easiest by downloading the PDF for hotspot and reading through the customisations and learn how it hangs together, there are examples there which are helpful, but at the early stage you are probably at I recommend reading that first and foremost.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Email backup script

True, but the full config export uses way too much CPU whilst it runs, which can cause problems and even lockups in some situations that we have come across. All we do is document the initial basic setup of the box, allocation of one IP etc to the correct interface, the restore the backup file. As l...
by pjulian
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Email backup script

You are specifying the subject twice and the filename twice, and the first filename is wrong according to your backup command. You don't need to specify the extension of the backup file in the backup command, it automatically gets .backup appended to it. This is more what it should look like: /syste...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Good point, I might just do that !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

I figured it out, I knew it was something stupid, however the problem I had should be documented. What happened was that I created the certificate request, then pasted the details into the CA's website to create the certificate. Once done and the certificate was created, the information was emailed ...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Thanks Max, I have done some extensive searching here and have found people who have SSL working and people who can't seem to get it working, unfortunately the ones who have it working don't cover off many of the challenges. The only thing I can think of is that the certificate I have is no good, it...
by pjulian
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 792

SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Hi folks, we have some Routerboard532's operating as hotspots and want to implement SSL. I have used MT to generate a certificate request, purchased a SSL certificate based on that request, then uploaded it to the Routerboard and imported it. When I do the decrypt it asks me for the passphrase and t...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

OK, firstly we modified the login.html page to redirect to our login page script: *****login.html**** <html> <title>...</title> body> <form name="redirect" action="https://yoururl/scriptname.cgi" method="post"> <input type="hidden" name="mac" value="$(mac)"> <input type="hidden" name="ip" value="$(i...
by pjulian
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Email backup script

In your code above you have the line set server= from="souris-mikrotik@home.com" This is not going to work, you have to either define the server and sender address each time you send the email, or define it something like this /tool e-mail set server=1.2.3.4 from=fred@isp.com Doing it this way will ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and CGI Scripts - Proxy Errors
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Hotspot and CGI Scripts - Proxy Errors

Hi, we are trying to setup a redirect from a hotspot running 2.9.30 to a cgi script on a backend server. We have setup a really basic login.html which has simple form which when the user accepts the details on the form and clicks the OK button it runs a form action of the URL for our cgi script. On ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Email backup script

This is what we use, nice and simple, we just schedule it to run at midnight each day. Obviously you need to set the smtp server name and sender address before any emailing can work. /system backup save name=daily_backup /tool e-mail send to=fred@mystuff.org subject "Config Backup" file daily_backup...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27424

SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Hey guys, does anybody know how I can get the amount of wireless clients connected using SNMP ? I have trolled through the SNMP walk and can't find anything that relates to this value. I want to be able to graph the amount of clients connected to an AP every 5 minutes using MRTG. Any suggestions wou...
by pjulian
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Hotspot Hit Counter
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Hotspot Hit Counter

Has anybody out there implemented a hit counter on their hotspot running Mikrotik ? We have ads on our login pages and would like to be able to give our advertisers statistics on the hits they are getting. I don't want to use some third party service if possible, I know there are plenty of free ones...
by pjulian
Mon May 21, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager web front end
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Sergejs, you say it's currently not possible, but you also say that it will be possible in future releases. Are you able to elaborate on when the future might be ? Some of us a rolling these things out at a reasonable rate and may want to hold off if it's not too far around the corner rather than ha...
by pjulian
Mon May 21, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager web front end
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

ANy news on this by any chance ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat May 05, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Forwarding not working
Replies: 23
Views: 3427

Rule 6, you need to change to dst-port, then try to connect again, making sure of course that you disable the relevant forward rule for port 22. What I was trying to get you to do is connect to the port 22 (SSH) on the mikrotik itself just to ensure that you can get port 22 into the router. Also, I'...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Allow users to connect directly to each other
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

You may want to consider a bridged network then. All of your customers would then appear to be on the same network. This does however introduce other potential problems such as security and broadcast traffic, you could also consider VLANS for the customers that needed to talk to each other. It's har...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Forwarding not working
Replies: 23
Views: 3427

So you can definately connect to these ports OK from inside the network, and you can definately ping your public addresses from outside ? Maybe temporarily allow port 22 in the input chain and test to make sure you can SSH to the router itself, work through it piece by piece. You rules look OK to me...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Change Mikrotik device port number
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

Change Mikrotik device port number

Hi guys, anybody know how, of if it's possible to change the default port number that the Winbox tool uses in the Dude ? I, like probably a lot of other people run the Winbox stuff on non standard ports for more security, and would like to be able to connect to the devices using the non standard por...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "download" & "upload" limits
Replies: 10
Views: 5308

Sergejs, you may not be able to add it in the Mikrotik User Manager batch creation process, but you can generate a file which you can then use as a script to create your users, and by using the group-name attribute you can control the user profile that the user uses. Too many use's in that sentence ...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute function help
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Abertram, I can't help you with the code sorry, but can tell you that the probes run from the servers perspective and things like the tools are run from the client.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Ping Timeouts. Debugging
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

I have had this problem since 2.0, and still have it. I find it more when a device goes down, sometimes the dude doesn't know when it's come back up, even though you can use the Dudes on ping test and it works, plus a command line ping from a PC works, but dude doesn't start seeing the device respon...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Allow users to connect directly to each other
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

To let users talk to each other on wireless AP you must enable forwarding between them in the wireless interface setup. If you wan't your users to be able to talk IP further than that you will need to configure the appropriate IP addressing and routing to perform such a function. From what you say y...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "download" & "upload" limits
Replies: 10
Views: 5308

I wrote a database to handle all this, it constructs a text file which I FTP to the MT box running user manager. It then has a script that runs every 15 minutes to import the new users. By setting the group name in the user attributes, this determines which user profile is used. If the profile doesn...
by pjulian
Wed May 02, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 53878

My apologies, it does seem to come across, it just doesn't seem to be reliable. Sometimes when using a script to do the save and load it doesn't save, or it doesn't load fully.

Any suggestions guys ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed May 02, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 53878

Any progress on the redundancy for user manager ? We to require this functionality urgently, we thought that when the database save and load was released that it would allow you to save from one machine and load to another machine, however the users statistics such as uptime and usage don't come acr...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird RouterOS problem
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Fair point, but I wouldn't consider that I was changing the config really by just adding a comment. The router had been running for a couple of weeks before I added the simple comment. I should try to SSH to and and do the same thing next time I am on site just in case it is a winbox thing. Thanks P...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird RouterOS problem
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Weird RouterOS problem

Hi Folks, just thought I would ask about this to see if anybody had seen a similar problem to one I experienced last night. I am running RouterOS 2.9.40 in Intel hardware, been running for 3 weeks now without issue. Router has 3 main interfaces, public, private, and one other. We have about 5 public...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Thanks for the suggestion. After spending another 6 hours trying everything I could think of I found a good solution. What I have done is created all users under 1 subscriber, but for each user I have defined a group name within them. This group name matches hotspot user profiles on the router. So, ...
by pjulian
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Any other suggestions on how I might be able to get around this ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notification bug ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Email Notification bug ?

We are running dude 2.2 and have multiple devices selected to notify us when down and back up using two email notifications. The first sends us an email, the second sends us a SMS message via an email address with our mobile phone provider. Dude doesn't seem to be able to do both when it notifies, w...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

The main problem is from what I can see, is that the customers belong to the subscriber. I have a similar problem which I have raised in another thread about customer separation, and MT suggested I use a different subscriber for each customer, which in your case I think would help. However i my case...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Voucher Template Customization Code
Replies: 10
Views: 6442

This is great, but when can we get this variable for us in the status page or other hotspot webpages ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Yeh, I find that a bit strange as well. The way I read it is that the subscriber is at the top of the tree, then customers under that, then users under each customer, although when you create customers and then login to usermanager as them, you can see all users of other customers of the same subscr...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Sergejs, I set everything up ready to go, added multiple subscribers, added users in each one, and all seemed to be OK. This is how I set it up. One subscriber called "PUBLIC", 2 other subscribers called "CUST1" and "CUST2". PUBLIC is for all public paying customers, CUST1 and CUST2 are for conferen...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Thanks for the idea Sergejs, I'll give that a try.
I did try to create a second subscriber the other day, but once I created it I couldn't log in through the user manager web interface.
I'll try again and test what you suggest, I think that might just work !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Oh, that's a shame. Why I want to do it is that some of the hotspots have conference centres, and the customers want to use the hotspot for the conference centre access as well as the public hotspot use, but they don't want somebody to use their public hotspot if they got given time for free at anot...
by pjulian
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Separating hotspot users

Hi, I have been trying to find out if user manager supports this feature, but can't really figure it out. I'm hoping somebody can shine some light on it for me. If I have 5 hotspots all authenticating back to one central MT box running user manager, what is the best way to separate those users so th...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Thanks, just figured it out this morning.
What I did was in the redirect from the login.html page to the status page, I sent the link-orig parameter with the redirect to my status page, then I grabbed that paramater again to use in the hyperlink.

Thanks for your help

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Redirect hotspot user to different page

Hi, I want to redirect my hotspot users to the status page instead of the page they originally tried to go to after login, and then have a link on the status page for them to continue on to where they orginally wanted to go. I can get the redirect to the status page to work fine, but how do I carry ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Uptime Limit variable for hotspot html pages
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

Uptime Limit variable for hotspot html pages

Is anybody able to tell me what (if any) is the variable to use for the total uptime limit of a hotspot user to insert in a webpage ? I can find session-time-left which is the actual time the user has left, but not the total time or time limit allocated to the user. The uptime variable is also avail...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: block default page on MT
Replies: 19
Views: 5691

Why not change the default www port on the router to something else, then tell the user to go to some webpage on your website or something with a link to the router http://routername:port_number_you_changed_www_to/user. This is how we get around the problem, it also removes an open port 80 on your r...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager Disk Space requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Thanks a lot Sergejs, so I think the 4Gb I have allocated should be sufficient :-) Also, do you know if I buy a LEvel 5 license, can I upgrade to Level 6 ? I have tried to upgrade an existing Level 5 license in the license management section of your website, but it says it has all the features and c...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager Disk Space requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Usermanager Disk Space requirements

Mikrotik guys or anybody else, could you please advise recommended disk space requirements for user manager. I am just about to purchase L6 license to use as a basic central admin system for hotspot users, and I need to get an idea of how much disk space will be consumed, and if there is anyway to c...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6199

I have to agree with Giepie here. Whilst I also agree that the UM licenses should increase with the license levels, I think that if you are using UM in a serious way to run multiple hotspots or similar, then purchase a Level 6 license and put it with you back end infrastructure on a proper server. I...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: block default page on MT
Replies: 19
Views: 5691

You know how you could handle this is to perhaps set up a DNS record in the router of whatever, say, user.customer.com and point that to an IP address of a web server somewhere in your network. Set the default page on the webserver to do a redirect to the correct usermanager page and you're sorted. ...
by pjulian
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

I also found this to be a problem initially, and it turned out to be that Dude alerted once for a state change from up to unstable, then for the state change from up to down. You seem to have selected the items that are most logical, like I did, but I ended up just keeping up to down and down to up....
by pjulian
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3918

The import script is exactly as I wrote in my previous post, just the import command with the script name, really simple. Here is an example of a script that I import to run blacklists and whitelists: ****************************** /ip firewall rule blacklist :foreach i in=[/ip firewall rule blackli...
by pjulian
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3918

I always upload to the default location (FILES) and then use the scheduler to run the scripts and have never had an issue. They don't actually appear as scripts because they are files with script commands in them. Only a script they you have created within MT will appear in the script window. You mu...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Encryption help.....
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Encryption help.....

Hi All, I have a couple of sites running in a hub and spoke config using DSL with 3 sites going back to the main one using PPTP VPN, all using MT boxes 2.9.x. With the connection to one remote site, and only one, I get errors "Terminating.... - Encryption got out of sync" in the logs of the main rou...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3918

Your script must have an extension of .rsc and to run it, just upload it to your router using FTP (binary mode) and then use the scheduler to run the script by using the command "/import scriptname.rsc" I do this all the time to dynamically update firewall rules and it works a treat. Some commands d...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Dude suggestion

Hi Guys, I have been playing with Dude v2.0 Beta3 and was wondering if there was a chance of getting what I believe to be a very useful thing added. It would be great if you could disable a device so that it wasn't polled, then enable it again when you needed it polled again. It seems logical that y...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Filters and priorities
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Hotspot Filters and priorities

I have been trying to figure out how to give different traffic priorities to different users who authenticate using the hotspot service. I can assign the bandwidth fine using user profiles, but I just can't figure out how to use the Incoming and Outgoing Packet Filters. I assume (....) that when you...
by pjulian
Sat May 06, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: transparent traffic shaper
Replies: 35
Views: 9492

Guys, Here is a template that I use to create bandwidth management queues. First it creates the marking rules, then it creates the queues. I use this to manage a number of links from a datacentre, and it works fine with 2.9.17 and bridged interfaces. I also have one for 2.8.x as well. Let me know if...
by pjulian
Sat May 06, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Limit on Bytes column in queue tree
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Limit on Bytes column in queue tree

Hi, Does anybody know if there is a limit on the amount of bytes shown in the "Bytes" column under queue trees ? I have some queues setup, and they are working fine, but I'm sure that there has been a lot more data match the queues than it is saying. I'm wondering if MT might wrap the bytes amount w...
by pjulian
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Links between devices
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Legend !, thanks
Paul