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by thadem
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Hardware for 2 full views
Replies: 36
Views: 5938

Re: Hardware for 2 full views

limit? what kind of limiting do you mean? isn't 'full view' just a loud words for those whose server is RB450G and it's enough?.. so you simply get only default routes from uplink providers - and then announce your subnets with different prepend to these uplinks fully right, but as i think we are i...
by thadem
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Hardware for 2 full views
Replies: 36
Views: 5938

Re: Hardware for 2 full views

that kinda fucks up the whole idea behind bgp, right? why should i limit myself if there is hardware available that can cope with a real full view?
by thadem
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports
Replies: 24
Views: 3465

Re: Wish: RB1000 more ports, SFP-Ports

@chojrak11: that sounds more like jobs for ciscos or junipers, because all these things especially the wire speed won't happen as fast as you probably need them in the mikrotik-world. maybe they put one rb with sfp-ports on the market, as thats nearly no work to do, but 10gbit on routerboards and as...
by thadem
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Setting bgp community strings
Replies: 4
Views: 4426

Re: Setting bgp community strings

make massive use of communities at cogent to route around them :-) they have issues with many big providers and you definitely don't want to suffer of roundtrips with 1sec and more to them. example: AS174-AS3320 (Deutsche Telekom) They have one 10Gbit-Port in FFM and don't want to pay for another on...
by thadem
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Running out of bandwidth - Ideas?

you maxed it out, there is no other chance than bonding in another link and wasting another 40mhz or getting a licensed link. if you are running several thousand subscribers over that link, a licensed link should be no big financial issue and you get them up to several 100s mbit/s. if you do not hav...
by thadem
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ML-PPP Server support
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: ML-PPP Server support

but only as soon as they support scsi and sas
by thadem
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Broadcom BCM94306MP
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Broadcom BCM94306MP

only atheros chipset supported, broadcom is not supported ros
by thadem
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bluetooth miniPCI cards
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Bluetooth miniPCI cards

http://www.anycom.com/produkte/bluetoot ... tno=CC3053


there are many other bluetooth access points even for low budget on the market.
by thadem
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Bluetooth miniPCI cards
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Bluetooth miniPCI cards

none, ros doesn't support bluetooth
by thadem
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: TPC & 802.11h
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: TPC & 802.11h

no, its just the software that is missing it. even the vanilla-atheros-drivers support atpc afaik. mikrotik doesn't care, they think its just the germans that do have such problems and they don't realize it is european law. perhaps they think it does not get controlled so we don't need to support it...
by thadem
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik as cisco VPN client
Replies: 28
Views: 41803

Re: Mikrotik as cisco VPN client

i think you are referring to XAUTH, which is afaik not supported on mikrotik ros.
so at least at the moment your only choice is a plain ipsec-connection.
by thadem
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik as cisco VPN client
Replies: 28
Views: 41803

Re: Mikrotik as cisco VPN client

a plain cisco-vpn (afaik its called dvpn) cannot be used with a mt-device, otherwise on a linux box you wouldn't need vpnc but could use openswan which does ipsec, but thats not the case. the protocol is ipsec, but modified and with some dirty hacks imho :-) what you can do is configure a proper ips...
by thadem
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas on HA Configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Ideas on HA Configuration

redundant bgp-sessions including and some ibgp between the two bgp-routers and two pppoe-server which are redundant by design :-)
by thadem
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Does Hotspot support Server Side Includes
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Does Hotspot support Server Side Includes

i don't think it supports ssi, but just use an iframe. not the best way but should do the trick.
by thadem
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6 over PPPoE
Replies: 140
Views: 26402

Re: IPv6 over PPPoE

it's a "won't fix" :-) they are actively ignoring this thread, i think. perhaps it is too much work and they mind it, as they think it would be just for a few freaks and not a broad spectrum of customers. but mistakes like that scare customers away, as it is a industry-standard to be able to use v6 ...
by thadem
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?
Replies: 386
Views: 239033

Re: NOT TO DO. Weird instalations?

did you get some honey out of it? :-)
by thadem
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411R disappointment?
Replies: 36
Views: 6251

Re: 411R disappointment?

of course, that is fully understandable. but this would be only a choice of the right chipset and a software modification, no need to do any rewiring, redesigning or anything. it is clear (or at least i hope so) that you will release the same board for 5ghz, but an integrated one with 2,4ghz/5ghz wo...
by thadem
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411R disappointment?
Replies: 36
Views: 6251

Re: 411R disappointment?

just because you do not use it in indonesia does not mean, it would not be important. :-) just think of free frequencies when having a big wisp-net, when you connect everything at 2,4ghz there is not really room for the customer to build up his own wlan at home. and i think to accomplish 5ghz on tho...
by thadem
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blocking youtube.com but exclude embedded youtube movies on
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Blocking youtube.com but exclude embedded youtube movies on

why take the hassle and configure excludes if you have control over the site (which i think you have, as you said its your website)? just upload them somewhere else, there are plenty of video-services on the net, or convert them to flv and supply them via your own server.
by thadem
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Block facebook
Replies: 37
Views: 42242

Re: Block facebook

and if your clients are not using your dns-server this is not working :-)
by thadem
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 438
Views: 309173

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

and of course you could also sell it without releasing the source, which is not a good idea with a php-application except you are using code-scrambling like dms labs with their radius manager.
by thadem
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 438
Views: 309173

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

you are not violating the gpl just by _using_ it. just if you are using gpl-code itself in your application or you are linking against a gpl-library makes you violate it, if you don't release it afterwards to the public. from what you said i think you created a php/mysql-application that is writing ...
by thadem
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 438
Views: 309173

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

No plans on selling or offering it out at a cost yet, as we've used lots of open source systems and we'd be breaking GPL if we sold it without releasing the source. well, you are also breaking it by not releasing any source at all :-) no matter if you sell it or not, source has to be opened to the ...
by thadem
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: need advice or help to get OSX VPN to mikrotik working/setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: need advice or help to get OSX VPN to mikrotik working/setup

if you have a secure option like ipsec/l2tp you should use it, as pptp is insecure by design and by implementation (where i do not know how mt implemented it, i think it is poptop): http://www.schneier.com/pptp.html perhaps first try a ipsec/l2tp-connection against a openswan and after you have that...
by thadem
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11 N Compatability
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: 802.11 N Compatability

should work but only with ros 4.0 beta, so you need to upgrade
by thadem
Tue May 26, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lowering TCO to Wifi ISP: Custom UX boot to Wine w/ Winbox?
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Lowering TCO to Wifi ISP: Custom UX boot to Wine w/ Winbox?

live-cd would be nice.
also a ppc-port for handhelds would be great and is not too complicated. (or any other mobile-os you like, linux would be great, for example on the nokia tablets)
by thadem
Sun May 10, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 411R disappointment?
Replies: 36
Views: 6251

Re: 411R disappointment?

this looks like a rb433-killer :-) if you just need a hotspot and a backhaul-connection of a multi-path-routed ptp-link, this looks like the way to go. the processor should be fast enough to fill two wifi-links and it is cheaper than a rb433. so i am really looking forward to it. 802.11a would be wa...
by thadem
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: only pppoe users allowed
Replies: 10
Views: 3687

Re: only pppoe users allowed

only allow pppoe-encapsulated traffic on the bridge on your pppoe-server, simple as that :-) add action=accept chain=forward comment="" disabled=no in-bridge=bridge_pppoe mac-protocol=0x8863 out-bridge=bridge_pppoe add action=accept chain=forward comment="" disabled=no in-bridge=bridge_pppoe mac-pro...
by thadem
Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Superchannel license
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Superchannel license

everybody can order superchannel, just talk to your distributor.
only extending the channel-ranges needs a document, just using it doesn't require anything.
by thadem
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUM photos and videos
Replies: 19
Views: 7349

Re: MUM photos and videos

spammer answering spammers, great
by thadem
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WanPMC and 3.22?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: WanPMC and 3.22?

What's new in 3.15:

*) removed support for all synchronous cards but farsync;
http://www.mikrotik.com/download/CHANGELOG_3
by thadem
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950
Replies: 11
Views: 4224

Re: Epic fail - attempting install on Poweredge 1950

omega-00: same problem here, i think a _really_ powerful system is not in the focus of mt. everybody who is in the need of something better than rb1000 or a c2d (but of course with just one core, as multi-cpu is not that stable to use it as a core-router :-)) should use another software for that, th...
by thadem
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most stable BGP version?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Most stable BGP version?

i talked to marlow yesterday (thats the guy who wrote this blog-entry) and he said, the issues he had are fixed in the last versions. nonetheless he is not using it anymore, as there is too less support in the rest of the system (dual stack or single stack) for v6 and he also had stability/performan...
by thadem
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most stable BGP version?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Most stable BGP version?

http://marlow925.blogspot.com/2008/10/m ... 6-bgp.html


ipv6 is one of the really b0rken parts, so start with that.
by thadem
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most stable BGP version?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Most stable BGP version?

i personally haven't found that much bugs, simply because many things cannot be configured (as they are non-existant) and can't generate errors because of that :-) but there were many times of session-disconnects, no communication after the hand-shake, no propagation of routes. most times a restart ...
by thadem
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most stable BGP version?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Most stable BGP version?

@scottt, Eising: don't use it :-) it has so many bugs and is so unflexible, i would not recommend it for anything more than two peers with just the smallest acls or filters you can think of :-) as mojiro said, you can't use it in anything bigger than that. get a juniper 2320 if a cisco is too expens...
by thadem
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BFWA support ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: BFWA support ?

@ thejinx: da es ja hier um deutsches recht geht, könnten wir auch auf deutsch weiterschreiben, falls das für euch besser ist. i personally would not wait until mt is implementing dfs2 and atpc, as they are really ignoring anything regarding this. so do not wait for it, but if it happens to get impl...
by thadem
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Long Link
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Long Link

30mbps is maybe not achievable, but if, use a r5h or a ub5 if you need 5ghz, otherwise a xr2 would be good.
by thadem
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: third party drivers for hard drive controllers
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: third party drivers for hard drive controllers

if its a raid-controller, forget it :-) no matter if it is sas, scsi or something else. ros simply has no support for it and will never have, no matter how completely dumb this decision is :-) (but this has been discussed many times, just use the forum-search-function) if you want a nice proxy-setup...
by thadem
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: BFWA support ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: BFWA support ?

if you are in germany switch to lancom or reduce your tx-power and don't use dualnstreme2, this is completely illegal. all of these issues have been discussed many times on this and on other forums and events. mikrotik, even if they are working in a country which is in the eu and therefore would be ...
by thadem
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Cheapest MPLS router?
Replies: 15
Views: 8703

Re: Cheapest MPLS router?

i don't think he wants to test or lab something than rather have a slide in his presentation with: cisco mpls-enabled router 6000$, juniper mpls-enabled router 4500 $, mikrotik mpls-enabled router 1000$ :-) so more a comparison of prices, not really of performance. otherwise he would not ask for the...
by thadem
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl certificate for ipsec:plz urgent help
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: ssl certificate for ipsec:plz urgent help

and you need a linux or windows-box with cygwin for that,i have no idea if and how that works on a pure windows-system
by thadem
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ssl certificate for ipsec:plz urgent help
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: ssl certificate for ipsec:plz urgent help

easy, it is only 2 hours since you asked your question, this is a forum only with volunteers.

openssl x509 -in cert.pem -out cert.crt –outform DER

this is how you convert your certificate, if you want all in one .crt-file simply paste the public key after the private key in the file.
by thadem
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Cheapest MPLS router?
Replies: 15
Views: 8703

Re: Cheapest MPLS router?

are we talking about eol-devices or only devices which are sold right now and are able to get a service contract for it?

a 36xx mit 128mb ram and a 1xfe-nm-module is around 120 euro. but nobody would actually use it in a mpls-cloud nowadays (at least i hope so :-))
by thadem
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serial V.35 WAN router
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Serial V.35 WAN router

get a j2320 from juniper in the modular version, it has everything included. of course, not the cheapest one but if you think about ciscos, juniper is worth a try. the 2320 can be bought with 2- or 4-port serial cards.
by thadem
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Cheapest MPLS router?
Replies: 15
Views: 8703

Re: Cheapest MPLS router?

when only looking at costs i would say a 1he dualcore box with a software-router (linux, vyatta, *bsd), should be with reasonable speed at around 600€. but the best in price/performance-ratio is definitely the juniper 2320, great piece of hard- and soft-ware and at around 1500 € in fixed configurati...
by thadem
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Feature Request: nstreme-dual & 2ghz-5mhz & superchannel
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Feature Request: nstreme-dual & 2ghz-5mhz & superchannel

Hi Jan,

i am also from Germany and i think 40Mhz-Channels are allowed and used many times, definitely in the 5Ghz-Range. Why do you think only 10Mhz are allowed?
by thadem
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Reporting
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Reporting

just a few days ago, normis released this: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Proxylizer
by thadem
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Vacuum near PoE cable causes RBCR 50ft away to crash
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Vacuum near PoE cable causes RBCR 50ft away to crash

nice, sitting in front of my screen and smiling about this really unexpected behaviour :-)

maybe there is some static generated from the dirt devil when moving it over your carpet and this brings your crossroads to reboot?
by thadem
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52 Linux driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: R52 Linux driver

just a bit more information from a small google search with "madwifi frequencies": http://n2.nabble.com/MadWifi-Frequency-problem.-td219632.html modprobe ath_pci outdoor=1 xchanmode=1 countrycode=196 the countrycode depends on the country you are in at the moment, a list is here: http://madwifi-proj...
by thadem
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: R52 Linux driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: R52 Linux driver

they are just plain stupid atheros-cards so a "modprobe ath_pci" should do the trick at least on kernels < 2.6.20 and every driver suited for ar541x-cards should work with thr r52, r52h and r5h, as all of them are just atheros-cards. that you can't access specific frequencies is a setting in your mo...
by thadem
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request : scsi support
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: Feature request : scsi support

exactly my opinion, but not the one of mt :-)
by thadem
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request : scsi support
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: Feature request : scsi support

afair mt will never do that, they are completely ignoring this request since months and are just talking sarcastic about it, so do not hope to get it implemented in the future. as priit said, if they ever do it, it will be at a time where scsi is completely obsolete. i don't think it is obsolete rig...
by thadem
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP and 4 byte ASN support
Replies: 15
Views: 3085

Re: BGP and 4 byte ASN support

our local rir ripe ncc is giving out 4byte asns by default since 1.1.2009. only in this case i would definitely vote for this feature in the normal routing-package, as when using mt as a router with bgp you won't be able to reach new networks and this is pretty bad, as it is not only a cosmetic but ...
by thadem
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 in cluster/ha setup
Replies: 5
Views: 6249

Re: RB1000 in cluster/ha setup

ok, sorry, i missed that. then vrrp is really not the way to go, perhaps some scripting might work as needed but it won't be as fast as vrrp.
by thadem
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1000 in cluster/ha setup
Replies: 5
Views: 6249

Re: RB1000 in cluster/ha setup

use vrrp
by thadem
Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fiber port
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: fibre port

on x86 simply get a supported nic with another phy than a rj45-port. most manufacturers have such cards with sx and lx ports or even better gbic or sfp-ports (i think)
by thadem
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik Server Mudiom such as "Speedtouch"
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: MikroTik Server Mudiom such as "Speedtouch"

there is a pci-card from the UK that should work, it simply installs as a network-interface, but i do not find the thread for it.
but it won't be cheap, so better use a usb one
by thadem
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: where can i get rb532a or c ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: where can i get rb532a or c ?

atpc and dfs2, dd-wrt supports both
by thadem
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: MikroTik Server Mudiom such as "Speedtouch"
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: MikroTik Server Mudiom such as "Speedtouch"

not possible, except with a pci or usb-adsl-modem. direct connection of the phoneline to the rj45-port is not possible, it is not ethernet that comes out there.
by thadem
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Cannot set 5ghz
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Cannot set 5ghz

thats wrong, madwifi and the windows-driver do definitely not look in the eeprom. you got a card with a wrong eeprom, as i wrote in the other thread also, refund it and buy something working.
by thadem
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: many RB450, mesh and two addr spaces. ...Need an idea PLS.
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: many RB450, mesh and two addr spaces. ...Need an idea PLS.

not 100% :-) the eoip bridges the client-pppoe-traffic to your local ac. with that your topology can change because of downtime, fire, whatever and the clients do not really have a service impact except a reconnect, as ospf takes care of the new route to your ac and the eoip-tunnel gets up after tha...
by thadem
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: many RB450, mesh and two addr spaces. ...Need an idea PLS.
Replies: 5
Views: 1251

Re: many RB450, mesh and two addr spaces. ...Need an idea PLS.

i would suggest ospf all over, one area should be enough. then eoip to a central ac and pppoe to the clients. by that you can supply public ips, everything else means static routing as you mentioned or ospf at the clients (which is not really nice). thats the standard-setup, proven to be very sexy t...
by thadem
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MT3.16 on RB433 - AR5414 is recognised as AR5413-no 5GHz :(
Replies: 12
Views: 5373

Re: MT3.16 on RB433 - AR5414 is recognised as AR5413-no 5GHz :(

you bought a card with a incomplete eeprom. the 5ghz band is not supported by it and you can't change that. blame the seller and give them back and buy r52 or r5h or ub5. even if they are 10 $ more they are alll worth the money.
by thadem
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works
Replies: 11
Views: 8205

Re: PDSBM-LN2 SuperMicro works

ok, the level6-license makes the difference, but the x64-box has advantages when it comes to flexibility and of course reliability in the field, nothing beats two power supplies :-) you can add fibre-cards if you want and do not need converters and overall it should be fairly faster when it comes to...
by thadem
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dual xeon or P4 for PPPoE concetrator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Dual xeon or P4 for PPPoE concetrator?

don't think too much about the processor speed, both are enough for 500 pppoe-connections. but if the p4 3ghz is a self built one take the poweredge, its built for lasting and not only for speed, the board has better capacitors than any soho-mainboard and so on. if the p4 3ghz is not selfbuilt and h...
by thadem
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Notification when UPS loses line power
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Notification when UPS loses line power

but thats not how teh search is intentionally integrated in the wiki-software you use :-) simply fixing the specialpage would be way easier, as waiting for the results is not really intuitive and stops potential users from using the wiki if they can't search. the software is used on many homepages a...
by thadem
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what to use with a ds3?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: what to use with a ds3?

for the cisco: ok, didn't saw it was a 2600. then get a 7200nonVXR, should do the job if you are using a 2600 right now. in a refurbished state it should cost around 400-600 dollar if you want it with a bit better npe and double-pwr. i don't know what the ds3-card is, but that should not be thousand...
by thadem
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what to use with a ds3?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: what to use with a ds3?

but only with rOS 2.9 afaik.

so maybe sticking with your cisco is the best solution (especially in terms of reliability :-)), and if you just use it for the "transport" to your mt-box the config is fairly easy. you only have to change the wic.
by thadem
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Load balance two wan links
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: Load balance two wan links

mlppp or ecmp

both described in the wiki
by thadem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Maybe Winbox for netbooks in the future?
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Maybe Winbox for netbooks in the future?

which both would be no problem, as the people with the saved session simply do not activate this (optional) feature and if you actually see the window you can move it far out the "border", resize it and move it back. as i said not an optimal but just for the small percentage of netbook-users a worki...
by thadem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Maybe Winbox for netbooks in the future?
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Maybe Winbox for netbooks in the future?

maybe an option to always pop-up new windows on the left upper top of the winbox-window would make it possible to resize or move those around by yourself.
not the ideal solution but a quick fix.
by thadem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hotspot login
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: hotspot login

hotspot-login page doesn't work if you have no dns available. the redirect does not work. simply add a dns-server to your mt (do not set up one yourself, just put in an ip of one) and it should work.
by thadem
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers

one possible solution would be a l2-loadbalancer such as the bigger f5 boxes. but i do not know how well they behave with connection tracking of pppoe-connects. but worth a test i think.
by thadem
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers

ok, this is failover. easy to do even with vrrp for example. but where is the loadbalancing? i can only think of a simple loadbalancing if one of the boxes is under heavy load and answering slower and the other one is faster at responding. but this is only working with really loaded boxes :-) or doe...
by thadem
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Clustering RouterOS PPPoE Servers

freaky idea :-)

have you tried it? would be interesting if it is really loadbalancing so good
by thadem
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2 DSL Lines 1 RB
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: 2 DSL Lines 1 RB

if your isp offers mlppp use that, works good

otherwise you have to do some policy routing.
by thadem
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Next gen wireless card poll
Replies: 57
Views: 25684

Re: Next gen wireless card poll

nope this won't happen :-)

but take a look at the ub5 from ubiquiti and you know where the way is going with the new mt-card ;-)
by thadem
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MPLS - how to hide mpls cloud hops
Replies: 10
Views: 4189

Re: MPLS - how to hide mpls cloud hops

you might also try a mpls-aware vpn-technology. vpls for example between your host and the last hop in your cloud. then everything gets routed through the tunnel which gets established the way mpls tells him.
by thadem
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to use the define file of this lan in mikrotik
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: how to use the define file of this lan in mikrotik

i think he asks how to integrate a nic-driver in ros.

@areearee: this is not possible, either it works or you have to wait or use another card or another os
by thadem
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: PUBLIC IP
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: PUBLIC IP

not really recommended and possibly not supported by the other isp. if you have a static ip it might be possible to route a subnet or even a single ip to your static ip, but even this is rarely supported by the most isps. the best and simplest would be getting your isp to route you a subnet like a /...
by thadem
Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Tiktube.com is back!
Replies: 15
Views: 8905

Re: Tiktube.com is back!

yeah, thought about that too :-)

i can also offer something like that for europe, especially in central european region (datacentre located in the middle of germany, nuremberg).

would be a great thing to even mirror the whole website including downloads and so on.
by thadem
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPOE or VPN !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: PPPOE or VPN !!!

1. of course use different pools for both services 2. that is too generic, please activate logging for pppoe (winbox -> system -> logging -> +-sign -> choose pppoe -> ok) and post a log when connecting with a client to the server. and of course be aware that you need a layer2-connection from the ppp...
by thadem
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: Better Release Practises!
Replies: 18
Views: 4499

Re: Feature Request: Better Release Practises!

FULL ACK i absolutely see the "challenge" for mt-devs to always pack more technologies and possibilities in their software, because thats what makes it so flexible and made them as big and well known as they are. but as they probably know since the first 3.x-versions this is a road to nowhere, as th...
by thadem
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPPOE or VPN !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: PPPOE or VPN !!!

well, as you supplied nearly no information (size of the net, what clients, needed features) i would suggest using pppoe :-)
works with nearly every cpe-equipment out there, has many nice features such as rate-limiting and it is used by the most wisps here.



p.s.: Hi Pepo :-)
by thadem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help me to understand the BGP filter
Replies: 7
Views: 3185

Re: help me to understand the BGP filter

local pref: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/internetworking/technology/handbook/bgp.html#wp1020583 bgp-prepend: how often you prepend your as-number to make the path look longer and so less attractive to the bgp-calculation-process. then every path to the same as with a shorter link (with cheaper ba...
by thadem
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: PPPoe Attributes Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: PPPoe Attributes Question

Then simply change this attribute to Mikrotik-Rate-Limit as explained in http://www.mikrotik.com/testdocs/ros/2.9/guide/aaa_radius.php But you have to integrate your two attributes to one, as the format is as followed: Datarate limitation for clients. Format is: rx-rate[/tx-rate] [rx-burst-rate[/tx-...
by thadem
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link mapping software
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: Wireless link mapping software

You're right about hard to understand. I downloaded and installed (I think). I get the program to open but have no idea where to go from there. Is there a tutorial somewhere that I can follow? http://www.pizon.org/radio-mobile-tutorial/index.html it is not easy to get everything in the right order,...
by thadem
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless link mapping software
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: Wireless link mapping software

radio mobile, its free and pretty hard to understand, but the results are aweseome.
by thadem
Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: gateway setup for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/29
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Re: gateway setup for xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classless_ ... in_Routing

you have way less ips available in a /29 than in a /24, so you probably use ips outside the used /29-mask.
by thadem
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

ok, the solution was to use another mini-pci-slot, the used slot initialized the card in a not correct way and the connection just got up when i ping over it a few times. using another slot it is working like a charm, wlan is up, ospf is up. the strange thin is, the wlan-connection showed status up ...
by thadem
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

ok, even after resetting the config to factory-default, upgrading to 3.14 and upgrading the firmware to 2.17 (which shouldn't affect this issue) and also using routing-test the ospf neighbour does not even get created on the second rb600 and is in state init on the first rb600. anybody an idea of wh...
by thadem
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

full ack, that is definitely not acceptable
by thadem
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

yeah, this is just a lab-construct, no real production use. i just wanted to get familiar with the whole thing :-)

maybe i reset them to factory-defaults and try again, who knows.

thanks so far for your answers.
by thadem
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

all systems are fresh installed and no configuration has been done except wireless, ips, system identity and ospf. Firewall is not active.
by thadem
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

[SOLVED] Basic OSPF-question / no neighbour

Hi, i try to configure my first ospf-setup, consisting of 2x rb600 and 1x rb433. all of them are connected "in a row", so no typical ring setup, just one connected to the next. looks like that: rb600--rb600--rb433 i just added the networks at the ospf setup and activated the distribution of the defa...
by thadem
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Block facebook
Replies: 37
Views: 42242

Re: Block facebook

i just see two a-records for facebook.com:

69.63.176.140 and 69.63.178.11

but maybe they use something like geo-bgp or some*cast-technology.
by thadem
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Enabling use of 2004 U-NII expansion frequencies in the U.S.
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Enabling use of 2004 U-NII expansion frequencies in the U.S.

It is required to have DFS2 support for those frequency ranges. We haven't finished making it. When we will finish making it then we will add those frequencies. OMG you made my day!! you are finally really working on it? great, really great. thank you for making this decision. does this include wor...
by thadem
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L7 mail filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2380

Re: L7 mail filter

well, standart port is 25. malware/spyware smtp servers may communicate on any port =) yes that is the thing, i know they may communicate on any port. that's why i need packet inspection so the router opens each packet and checks its header and see what type is it. if it is a mail, it drops it. if ...
by thadem
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L7 mail filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2380

Re: L7 mail filter

how should malware communicate with a remote smtp-server on anything else than port 25 and 587? a spammer wants to get his mail delivered with the least amount of work, so he uses open relays or the mx of the spammed person. both only offer those two ports :-) IF he uses another port, it is traffic ...
by thadem
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VPN Client on Ros 2.9.27
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: VPN Client on Ros 2.9.27

at first upgrade to the newest version as many people won't help you with this version, as it is pirated most of the time.
by thadem
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and vmware esx server
Replies: 25
Views: 10427

Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

absolutely right, despite this is a design-bug imho
by thadem
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: wiki request: from Eoip to VPLS
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: wiki request: from Eoip to VPLS

4
by thadem
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik and vmware esx server
Replies: 25
Views: 10427

Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

why don't you switch to a ide-vmdk? that should do the trick
by thadem
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: 802.11n cards in RouterOS
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: 802.11n cards in RouterOS

no, 802.11n-support is not yet integrated
by thadem
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mini pci atheros firmware
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: mini pci atheros firmware

i found this:

http://www.mobilnews.cz/honza/en_prog_l ... m_tool.php

howto: http://www.mobilnews.cz/blog/?p=36

so all you need should be a working card and this nifty little tool.

can anybody confirm this to be working?
by thadem
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: mini pci atheros firmware
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: mini pci atheros firmware

hi there is a tool called ath_info from the madwifi-project which lets you read out the eeprom. i have attached a sample output. with that you can really check your settings in the eeprom. i also bought a few of cards like that and they are as bad as low as their price is :-) the one without the a-s...
by thadem
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall on wine without being root
Replies: 6
Views: 7646

Re: Netinstall on wine without being root

ok, that makes it clearer. then i revoke all my text and also asks mikrotik to resolve this issue :-)
by thadem
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Netinstall on wine without being root
Replies: 6
Views: 7646

Re: Netinstall on wine without being root

how should it work if it can't bind to necessary ports? how can a apache-webserver work if it can't bind itself to port 80? so get yourself comfortable with sudo (which is tricky sometimes) and resolve the permission problems with chmod (which is ugly but works), if you have no possibility to really...
by thadem
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: The future? With or without mikrotik? That's the question
Replies: 27
Views: 5418

Re: The future? With or without mikrotik? That's the question

I haven't seen much demand for these features, even though I understand that in Germany it is important. sorry, but are you kidding me? we are not talking about some law that should prevent littering on the street, this is something that can shutdown our businesses and you are not caring? we are ta...
by thadem
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: Second burned amplifier on CM9 card ... any ideas?

brainy: gruß aus #denog, ich bin der tobi___ :-)

we talked about this issue today and i also thought that there is some grounding problem so esd-issues arise. so i absolutely agree to what bradg says and i think it's the only possible thing.
by thadem
Sat May 10, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is this a hack ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Re: is this a hack ?

Hi Gerd, it means some one else is sending out ipv6-addresses in your network. as it looks like they came in from a hotspot, that is something you can discard or block it by some filters. but as long as nobody uses v6 in your network you should not worry about it. it is definitely not a hacking atte...
by thadem
Fri May 02, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: xr9 vs sr9 noise floor
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: xr9 vs sr9 noise floor

as this is a mt-only-forum and since a few days or week the mood is getting very serious about that, i would recommend asking this question at the ubnt-forum