Community discussions

MUM Europe 2020

Search found 37 matches

by robertfranz
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy with your purchase?
Replies: 32
Views: 5089

Re: Happy with your purchase?

So, that level of "amateur" seeming stuff is what just boggles me. I can support myself, most of the time, provided the docs are good and things are consistent. But they're not. And when you expect bog-standard features to be there, and they're not - you just can't believe it. You wonder if you mis...
by robertfranz
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feature Request: IPSEC Improvements
Replies: 63
Views: 16644

Re: Feature Request: IPSEC Improvements

Hi All, Would you buy more RouterOS devices/licences if these features were added ? Unfortunately - no. It would be too little, too late. After wrestling with MT bugs for 5 years, we opted to upgrade to Cisco end-to-end. I am waiting on some additional hardware so I can complete the move of our ser...
by robertfranz
Thu May 31, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: NTP Client vulnerable to buffer overflow?
Replies: 1
Views: 1811

Re: NTP Client vulnerable to buffer overflow?

PCI scans are by and large, junk. The purpose is valid, but the execution is a thinly veiled money grab. Scan vendor throws out ridiculous "this might be a vulnerability" en masse, then challenges the customer to produce reams of documentation to dispute it, or pay a small monthly "fee for non compl...
by robertfranz
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Claimed Infringement
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Claimed Infringement

BitTorrent is a tough one to track and block due to the advanced encryption it is starting to use. The built-in BitTorrent filter doesn't do a real great job of blocking it. Here is an enhanced L7 filter: /ip firewall layer7-protocol add comment="" name=bittorrent regexp="^(\\x13bittorrent protocol...
by robertfranz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade path from v3.24 to v5.5
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Upgrade path from v3.24 to v5.5

I've been putting off upgrading our core router because it's a pain to get into the colo if I screw something up (or a bug in that version breaks bgp or something.)

5.5 finally looks decent.

Anyone have a good roadmap?
by robertfranz
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the rb450 reset button defective by design?
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Is the rb450 reset button defective by design?

It's stupid crap like this that is grossly unprofessional which has caused me to seek out alternatives to Mikrotik gear. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Password_reset that button is not for reset and the fact you are not able to google it says a lot about you :lol: Well, now I feel like a lit...
by robertfranz
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how block connection of p2p?
Replies: 291
Views: 154790

Re: how block connection of p2p?

if u are working with datacenters u would know that downloading torrent, sending spam is counted as an abuse and they will grant a payment for this abuse which is nearly 15$ for each one ! torrent technology is nothing illegal in itself. we offer RouterOS downloads via torrent, and many companies d...
by robertfranz
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the rb450 reset button defective by design?
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Is the rb450 reset button defective by design?

I grabbed a spare off the shelf. Never been used except for perhaps some config testing - which is what I was going to do this morning. Password set to who-knows-what. This is one of the updated models apparently, one which actually has a reset switch. Too bad it doesn't work. The usual broken MT re...
by robertfranz
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?

I don't want to hear wining.

Tell me a success story.
Fanboi much?
by robertfranz
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?

Ubnt is for different purposes. Nothing can replace the good old RouterBOARD and even more so for RouterOS. The least broken User-Manager could be v5.0RC4 or you could try v5.0RC6 when it comes out. Please when you encounter an issue, don't be screaming like a schoolgirl "whaaa not working". Instea...
by robertfranz
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Post Deleted
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Post Deleted

Ubiquiti doesn't have a radius client, so you need to configure the client side radius options on the rb450. Configure the mikrotik with a hotspot on the interfaces to which the UB's are connected. I know that RC4 works, but no idea on rc5. With 11 versions so far and none of them yet fit for produc...
by robertfranz
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Can't access Signup without login?
Replies: 13
Views: 6573

Re: Can't access Signup without login?

You should probably be using RadiusManager instead. It's not without it's issues, but the developer does provide direct technical support, rather than foisting it off on 3rd parties. I was told that UM in 5.x would support signup for free access, but this does not appear to be the case. Given that t...
by robertfranz
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Useless Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Useless Manager

ok - I give up. I was hoping that I could find a working version of User Manager, but every version is riddled with bugs. UM is simply not ready, and based on Mikrotik's dev track record, I have no realistic expectation that is will ever become anything other than a poorly documented and unreliable ...
by robertfranz
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

What's the least broken 5.0 version of UM?

Anything below 5.0 suffers from poor design - not allowing self signup with free access. And most (or all - not sure) of the 5.0 betas/rc's are just broken. Between all the betas and rc's, it's confusing. It would be nice if someone could post a comparison table showing the different ways in which e...
by robertfranz
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager bypass Paypal
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: Usermanager bypass Paypal

I found what I was looking for- Radius Manager.

Walked through the prep on my laptop today. Should have my license tomorrow.

Uneventful so far - excellent documentation.

I'm optimistic.
by robertfranz
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Automated Billing Solutions
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Automated Billing Solutions

I don't control any radios using MT. Our locations are all internal currently, and I don't want to have to deal with dorky looking antennas coming out of my routers, getting caught/hung on stuff. Makes more sense to me to use a freestanding AP connecting to the MT and receiving power via poe, and no...
by robertfranz
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Automated Billing Solutions
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: Automated Billing Solutions

I'll be installing radius manager next week. I can find a better solution for so little money. Yeah - I wish someone had told me about them previously. I'll pop the $150 for 5000 unique users, 100 AP's - no monthly billing - and they will even remote install it. I requested a 30 day trial, but hope...
by robertfranz
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 438
Views: 309506

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

I think I found my Holy Grail!

http://www.dmasoftlab.com/cont/home

For $150, my problems will go away, and I can go back to sifting spam.
by robertfranz
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please
Replies: 438
Views: 309506

Re: Sample Hotspot Page - Sticky Please

This is likely a good place to ask - anyone have a working implementation where users can signup for free access via email? We offer free access in our retail locations, but I currently can track users only via mac address. Desired function: User hits portal page - has option to login or signup. Sig...
by robertfranz
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager bypass Paypal
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: Usermanager bypass Paypal

Yeah - I'm venting - though if I could find a decent workaround, that would be great. There are a slew of AP management products out there, but they all take one of two approaches: 1> Monetize the wifi or 2> Force the use of really crappy hardware and then charge a small fortune to manage it. My nee...
by robertfranz
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to block torrents
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: How to block torrents

How ruthless can you be in your implementation? I'm fortunate in that the only places I have to be concerned about p2p is on the public networks for our retail customers. They agree to an aup which specifies no p2p, and pay nothing. First p2p traffic they send or receive puts them on a 2 hour bad bo...
by robertfranz
Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager bypass Paypal
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Usermanager bypass Paypal

I just don't get where Mikrotik is coming from, or who they think their target customers are. I would love to be able to use UserManager to allow our cafe customers to signup by inputting an email address, then having usermanager send them their password, granting them a few minutes grace period to ...
by robertfranz
Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Wireless AP performance
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: Wireless AP performance

Your first stop should have been checking the mode. Obviously, if you have broadband with dl speeds >11mbps, 802.11b will be the bottleneck by definition. As to your client wireless - who knows? There is a lot of rooms on the client side for all sorts of odd behavior. My Senao, branded by Engenius, ...
by robertfranz
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Why should I use an onboard card?
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Why should I use an onboard card?

I have an rb450g at home. Currently, my wifi is via an outdoor ap that was starting to fail and too unstable for work, but "good enough" for visitor wifi in my home. I've had good results with various external AP's - engenius/ubiquity and others. I want good, stable indoor wifi, but I also want to s...
by robertfranz
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: QoS for ToS/DSCP - rule check and any suggestions.
Replies: 9
Views: 7997

Re: QoS for ToS/DSCP - rule check and any suggestions.

If I'm reading this wrong, I apologize, but it looks like you're trying to mark all packets. That's pretty resource intensive, and the reason for using connection marking. I was doing this on my edge routers, and it was ok. When I tried this on my core router, I saw my cpu load jump from a few perce...
by robertfranz
Sun May 30, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: 450G + 5.0 Beta1 issue
Replies: 79
Views: 18152

Re: 450G + 5.0 Beta1 issue

You haven't lost your mind. I can't offer any pretty graphs, but I've been plagued the last week with a lot of hangs and weirdness running v5.0B2 on a 450G at home. I thought at first this was just because I was doing a lot of goofy stuff, and changing the config constantly, presumably with a lot of...
by robertfranz
Wed May 19, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how block connection of p2p?
Replies: 291
Views: 154790

Re: how block connection of p2p?

You are very funny with your distros behind the counter :) What if a businessman simply has forgotten to shutdown hist p2p application? Then I will kindly shut it down for him. And he needs to do some important business online? He will have to wait 30 minutes? He will probably do "business" with yo...
by robertfranz
Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: how block connection of p2p?
Replies: 291
Views: 154790

Re: how block connection of p2p?

I took a slightly different approach: Add source ip of nodes with traffic detected as p2p to BadBoy list for 30 minutes. Mark subsequent traffic to/from nodes on BadBoy list as 'badboys' Queue 'badboys' traffic pri 8 limited to 10kbps. This method relies on the assumption that everything leaks to on...
by robertfranz
Sat May 01, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: really simple qos
Replies: 0
Views: 421

really simple qos

I have an asterisk box sitting in a colocated facility 199.x.x.x (It also has an internal ip, which is what I'll switch to after I'm sure I understand the flow. I'm using the public, as it otherwise goes through an encrypted which makes it hard to troubleshoot.) We have a bgp routed wan. Segments ar...
by robertfranz
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Building a router for home networking
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Building a router for home networking

Is there a compelling reason you want your radios to be on board?

I've considered this from time to time, but have always gone with discrete ap's to avoid the rf loss that will occur between the router and the actual antenna.

I've been using Engenius AP's, but may switch to Ubiquity's Bullet 2HP.
by robertfranz
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 discontinued?
Replies: 14
Views: 2643

RB750 discontinued?

I haven't been able to get my hands on any more in months. Every reseller that claims to have them in stock is just selling vaporware, orders are just canceled after a few days due to inability to obtain them from the manufacturer. wtf? Maybe it didn't occur to anyone that selling the device for $40...
by robertfranz
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: 4.6 broken packages?
Replies: 21
Views: 3489

Re: 4.6 broken packages?

I wouldn't worry about trying to get it to work.
Not our job.

At least they have enough error checking to verify the packages prior to trying to install them.

I'm sure MT will eventually fix it.

Until then, sit back and enjoy the train wreck.
by robertfranz
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.6 released
Replies: 80
Views: 12602

Re: RouterOS v4.6 released

Looks like 4.6 is getting pulled - lots of dead links if you can navigate the broken web pages to get to sites on the dropdown list.

Dunno if it's LV MT pulling, or the mirror sites.
by robertfranz
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: RouterOS v4.6 released
Replies: 80
Views: 12602

Re: RouterOS v4.6 released

If the tracker accepted the files you downloaded via http (it shouldn't have, unless the tracker files were corrupt out of the box as well) then they are broken now too. You should NEVER manually add files to a torrent stream unless you have confirmed they are clean and intact. This looks like a goo...
by robertfranz
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: radius authentication through the MT
Replies: 1
Views: 380

radius authentication through the MT

*** Please move if this isn't the correct forum *** We have a number of rb450g's in a bgp routed network. Some locations are too large to be covered with onboard adapters, so I use external AP's to provide coverage (typically Engenius ap's.) What I would like to do is use radius authentication to ce...
by robertfranz
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: more radio power, could compensate coax length?
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: more radio power, could compensate coax length?

Do you have to use on board radios?

Ubiquity has the Bullet5HP that eliminates coax loss by elminiating the coax.

No idea if this would work in your application
by robertfranz
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750 vs RB450
Replies: 47
Views: 23229

Re: RB750 vs RB450

The flip side to the pretty, professional rackmount case is that the tco would be very high for me.

We use 450G's at our branches and in the colo.

The little 450G is housed with our servers at no extra cost, but a full 1U unit would be an extra $40 a month.