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by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: CHR Hardware

We will be assigning a couple of our ESX licenses for this. We like the idea of running 2 physical servers instead of 1 just in case of hardware failure. We are currently running a couple CCR1072's but we have not brought up our second 10Gb trunk up yet or received full routes from either carrier. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: CHR Hardware

For two 10-Gig BGP CHR routers , this is what I do (and it works good). - One physical VMware ESXi box (Free version of VMware ESXi) - Two Xeon CPUs - with a minimum of 10 cores per Xeon CPU. - Lots of Xeon CPU cache helps - Disable Hyper-threading -- On 1st CHR , configure eight CPUs (CPUs 2-throug...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1035
Views: 176851

Re: Feature requests

Feature Request (1 of 2): Mikrotik's wireless nv2 protocol ( a version of TDMA ) currently does not use encryption ( I think I am correct here … ). I would like to see an ability to use a WPA-2 encryption on nv2 wireless networks. Feature Request (2 of 2): This is from a post I originally placed in ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

FYI - I just now (March 14th 2019) updated the public btest server 207.32.194.24
was ROS version 6.44
now ROS version 6.44.1

If you experience any issues after the update - please let me know

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

1st - As of this posting right now (March 14th 2019) , this forum topic " Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s) " which was started around 3 years ago currently has 332,700 views. Anybody have a prediction when this topic will hit 1/3 of a million (333,333) views ? My guess is around the last day...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 85
Views: 40790

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I think there is a lot of confusion what "reset configuration" do, this command wipes all '''configuration''' and thats it. It does not rely on script that you are talking about. "Reset configuration" also has nothing to do with clearing linux file system, it is called "reset configuration" for a r...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 85
Views: 40790

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I'm not sure if this is still the case, but: While I agree that a Mikrotik is "secure" by default (ships with firewall enabled and so on) and other vendors gets their exploits as well. Many vendors have their software contained in a single image file (e.g like Cisco, Juniper) that becomes replaced ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

6.43.8 works for me to this btest server -and- 6.43.12 works for me to this btest server -and- 6.44 works for me to this btest server I am running many routers with pre 6.40 and those I have tried don't connect. The problem is with an arbitrary change of authentication method courtesy of Mikrotik. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Just tried yor btest and am getting: /tool bandwidth-test 87.121.0.45 user=neterra password=neterra direction=both status: can not connect duration: 0s etc. I your btest server also demanding a latest version of ROS? If so it makes it somewhat unusable for me and many I know. 6.43.8 works for me to...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

How do you run a bandwidth server on linux? Hmmm … How do you run a bandwidth server on linux? Well , If I were to run a " btest " server on a Linux operating system , I would do it this way: - 1st , install VMware ESX. This is a free hypervisor for systems such as Linux. Note - not to be confused ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Nice btest server :) I just ran some btest's from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your new btest server. FYI: UDP is pretty much immune to distance (because it is mostly a fire-and-forget protocol) , and TCP can be sensitive to distance because TCP requires return ACK packets. Here are the results...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Info - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.12 to 6.44

North Idaho Tom Jones


- and - also check this out …
Martooo has spun up a btest server
Here is a link to his Mikrotik forum topic: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=145303
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: NEW Public Bandwith Test Server

Nice btest server :) I just ran some btest's from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your new btest server. FYI: UDP is pretty much immune to distance (because it is mostly a fire-and-forget protocol) , and TCP can be sensitive to distance because TCP requires return ACK packets. Here are the results:
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Info - I just updated the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.11 to 6.43.12

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

How do you host a server? Re: How do you host a ( btest ) server ? Answer - From North Idaho Tom Jones - admin for btest server 207.32.194.24 Hosting a btest server: - 1st ; Mikrotik does not oficially endorse or host any btest servers that I know of. Back in 2016, I just made a btest server and po...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Feb 6th (7:50 AM PST - North Idaho USA time) , I just now updated the public btest server 207.32.194.24 from ROS version 6.43.8 to ROS version 6.43.11


If you notice any strange problems after the btest server ROS upgrade , please let me know


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Getting the most performance out of a CHR (in my case , two CHRs on a single physical computer with two Intel Xeon CPUs (10 cores each) with Hyper-Threading disabled) OK - so I have been blabbing quite alot about CPU cache. Well , here is another trick to get even more out of a couple of CHRs runni...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Getting the most performance out of a CHR (in my case , two CHRs on a single physical computer with two Intel Xeon CPUs (10 cores each) with Hyper-Threading disabled) OK - so I have been blabbing quite alot about CPU cache. Well , here is another trick to get even more out of a couple of CHRs runni...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Pirlet , FYI - I assume you are running a Mikrotik CHR (64-Bit ROS). Heads up - I don't think you need the "SCSI controller 0" in your configuration. If I am correct , the CHR does not even have SCSI drivers and the virtual CHR hard disk is actually IDE. By removing the SCSI controller , you free u...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Pirlet , FYI - I assume you are running a Mikrotik CHR (64-Bit ROS). Heads up - I don't think you need the "SCSI controller 0" in your configuration. If I am correct , the CHR does not even have SCSI drivers and the virtual CHR hard disk is actually IDE. By removing the SCSI controller , you free up...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Why disable hyper-threading ? Hyper-Threading is a CPU trick to make a CPU core appear and function as if it were two CPU cores. Some teckie info on Hyper-Threading - - - What is actually happening when Hyper-Threading is enabled is this: - There is a software configured SMI interrupt (System Manage...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR feature requests
Replies: 54
Views: 7875

Re: CHR feature requests

My thoughts on possible methods to get CHR running on a bare metal box . . . - I believe a CHR does have IDE drivers to directly manage/talk to an IDE hard disk controller and IDE drives. I'm pretty sure a CHR does not have any SCSI, SAS, SATA support/drivers. Sooo #1 a bare metal box might have to ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: CHR feature requests
Replies: 54
Views: 7875

Re: CHR feature requests

CHR feature request --> Mikrotik , I could really use an ISO image of a CHR so that I can install CHR on a bare metal box (just like x86 ROS). Info : - x86 ROS is available as an ISO that can be installed on a bare metal box. All CPU's are available to the x86 ROS system. The problem is that it is 3...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

What about using PCQ Bursting for this? So it will affect only bad IPs, and total bursting can be relaxed or removed :) I like the idea of PCQ , however (if I am correct in my thinking) it would then be possible to have a degrading effect on my Internet feeds to my customers. With PCQs, it would th...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to auto-reboot if remote IP down for 5 minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 48507

Re: How to auto-reboot if remote IP down for 5 minutes

Updated version(s) of my WatchDog auto-reboot scripts I am now using. FYI - Back when I first posted my script to auto reboot a Mikrotik when the network lost connectivity , it used to work. Since then (years ago and several ROS versions ago) my scripts ran great - but newer versions of ROS have cha...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Yo , heads up to --> 131-161-104-26.rev.netcorporativa.com.br The btest server 207.32.194.24 is intended for brief btest speed testing to show your maximum peak throughput. When any btester holds executes and holds an extended continouis btest, the simple-queue settings will kick in and limit all bt...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Heads up
I just upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server from 6.43.7 to 6.43.8

North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON
Replies: 10
Views: 4479

Re: MIKROTIK as OLT/GEPON

is it works for olt zte, huawei and fiberhome product? My experience with the Mikrotik GPON modules: - A few years ago when the Mikrotik GPON modules first started shipping, I installed a just over 14 of them . During that winter (years ago), I installed 12 test customers where the GPON Module equi...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 85
Views: 40790

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

It is worth noting, that we never saw the release of any proof in these claims, let alone the tools mentioned. After a thorough code review, we could not find anything hinting to the described issues. Well , related to this , I did have some older Mikrotiks on some public IP networks that I could n...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 161
Views: 21007

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

I apologize, but the name of the topic about the "high speed router", and not on the switch... So , I am assuming that you think/feel that a hardware switch-chip and/or a XEON processor and/or 10-Gig SFP+ and/or 10-Gig copper-ethernet ports and/or a faster than 10-Gig expansion slot would would not...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which types of ports would you like to see for a high speed router
Replies: 161
Views: 21007

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

When it comes to future new features on new designs of Mikrotik devices ,... I would like to propose: #1: CRS (Bad Boy) - An Intel XEON processor on a motherboard (fast clock with lots of CPU cache & ability to disable CPU hyper-threading) - Zero 1-Gig ports (no 1-Gig only ports) - Qty ten SFP+ (10-...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

I don't see that setting, are you sure it is available in ESXi 6.0.0?
Disable hyper-threading on the physical computer in the BIOS.
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem
Replies: 25
Views: 3169

Re: Mikrotik CHR speed performance problem

Hi guys, I am new to this forum, I was wondering if anyone got better performance by disabling hyper threading. I will need to take down production routers to do this. We have a 9 core cloud core router doing 5x more traffic and the CPU usage is around 40-50% at peak. I have 2x CHR routers with 8 c...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Licence Chr in gns3
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Licence Chr in gns3

each running instance has their own SystemID and needs a separate license. But you can use the CHR without licene in FREE mode, it works with all functions Well yes and no Each CHR license level as different built-in rate limiting (to encourage user testing and then to later purchase a CHR license)...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1035
Views: 176851

Re: Feature requests

Please, add multi-cpu(multi-core) support to Bandwidth Test Tool. this is required for 10G/SFP+ speeds testing between CCR1036/ or between CRS317-1G-16S+RM devices. At the moment Bandwidth Test Tool can generate only 2Gbps and utilize only 1 core on CCR routers. Of note: I have some CHRs running on...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

For me it works about 20 sec, then traffic is completely blocked for XX minutes. I am not sure if it is by design but this turns out to be a bit short to do any sort of stability controls. Tested using UDP with a 100mbps symmetrical connection. My bad actually, I have an automatic synflood rule tha...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s) now 6.43.7

December 3rd 4:45 PM (Idaho time)
I just now upgraded the 207.32.194.24 btest server to version 6.43.7


North Idaho Tom Jones
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

i made a btest server ip-103.80.55.2 with no user and password . take a test and enjoj Nice :) I just ran some btest(s) from my 207.32.194.24 btest server to your 103.80.55.2 btest server. UDP send test and UDP receive btest each way comes close to 150 meg (130 to 148 meg). TCP send test and TCP re...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)
Replies: 510
Views: 335892

Re: Public-Mikrotik-Bandwidth-Test-Server(s)

Hi tom, I'm getting after a speedtest on your server several incoming attempts from port scans from your ip. please check your router... currently I have blocked your ip. Thanks for this server hmmm, My btest server should be clean and normal. I just rebooted it. However , I have sometimes seen a s...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

Re "good" box speeds and btest to the loopback interface 127.0.0.1 There are pros and cons with this kind of btest. A btest only uses 1 CPU , although there could be more CPUs on the virtual or physical Mikrotik. I use this test on all of my core Mikrotiks to test raw CPU throughput on a single core...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

Is that total throughput or per queue? I would like to use simple queus or queue tree per user, up to 600Mbit... What do you recomend for Hypervisor? Re: … Is that total throughput … I am saying (from my prior post) that simple queue settings of 4294M or less are accepted in the Mikrotik ROS config...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shapeing 10G of traffic
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Shapeing 10G of traffic

I would like to shape users on that CHR. Mangle based on IP and Queue tree. Is it possible? Mikrotik CHR routers (when installed on a good high-throughput hyper-visor) work well for traffic shaping on less than 4.294-Gig simple queue settings. However - there is a BIG serious problem when shaping (...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: SwOS
Topic: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM
Replies: 12
Views: 2214

Re: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM

No it is not you. The switch locks one out consistently without explanation and when you reset to defaults it resets to the firmware it came with, vice the defaults of the current firmware. I feel like a sucker that bought their switch thinking SwOS was going to be similar in quality to Router OS. ...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: SwOS
Topic: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM
Replies: 12
Views: 2214

Re: About VLAN configure in CRS317-1G-16S+RM

SWOS - Should be easy - however it is the most confusing thing I have ever seen ! No default gateway on management ? No subnet mask on management ? I've been doing networking and switches for decades. I thought SWOS would be a don't bother to read the documentation and just wing it - nooooooo not so...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1035
Views: 176851

Re: Feature requests

And now, for something completely different: (no, not the larch) With all those YouTube videos from MUM taken from all over the world, it would be nice when the language of the video is always visible in the title. Some of them are in English or another language I could understand, but more often t...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

What I was doing was to create a address with a /32, but setting the network for the 2nd IP in the subnet. No VPN yet. R1: Ether1 IP address: x.x.x.31/32; Network: x.x.x.30; Gateway: x.x.x.30 R2: Ether1 IP address: x.x.x.30/32; Network: x.x.x.31 This worked in testing between mikrotiks, but I'm try...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

In testing, I have been able to get it to work with a /32 if I'm going Mikrotik to Mikrotik. However, I'm being given this /31 from a provider with an UBNT Edgerouter, and we have not be able to get it to work. So, any suggestions for a competing router to the Mikrotik, must do /31, must do VPN, ca...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.
Replies: 16
Views: 1103

Re: 31 subnet - Not finding an answer to default gateway.

/31 is a no-go (does not work) I was trying to turn up a /31 BGP network for up-stream peering and it flat-out did not work no matter what I tried. However , my Cisco router did support a /31 doing BGP. To make my Mikrotik work , I ended up using 4-IPs (aka /30) on the BGP-WAN because for some reaso...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual AP and NV2
Replies: 48
Views: 15308

Re: Virtual AP and NV2

Old topic One big huge advantage of virtual APs with the nv2 protocol would be this: - Physical AP for many nv2 clients to connect to - where the SSID is on one of the WISP's vlans. - Virtual AP , the ability to connect a WDS nv2 client and pass all vlans through the WDS link. At this time , this ca...
by TomjNorthIdaho
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VPNfilter official statement
Replies: 191
Views: 67657

Re: VPNfilter official statement

Has anybody else noticed that about half of all remote Internet connections to the Mikrotik winbox port (port # 8291) are coming from China and the other half is coming from the Netherlands ? On average , I have a sustained 6 to 15 per-minute attemted remote Internet connections to port 8291 (winbox...
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