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by upower3
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Switch stacking?
Replies: 9
Views: 5096

Re: Switch stacking?

And how about connecting switches over fast(er) trunk ports? Ex: connect 2 CRS326/CSS326 over their SFP+ port(s) and as such generate a 48 port switching plane?
Sounds pretty good, and would be great valie for the money.
by upower3
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?

Hey, this way we will one day say "please add let's encrypt support" :)

The sad side many routers are far from the internet access themselfs anyway.

Silly policy, indeed. No sign it will be better one day.
by upower3
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?

So to say, enable access from only trusted net is still best approach.

API is yet better thing in compare to ssh, but from insecure nets ssh can be used. Harder to integrate to scripts, yes.
by upower3
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's

So to say if it can return multuline string I can collect all I need and output ot at a single snmp fetch. Will try!
by upower3
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's

I remember there is an obscure feature that allows to call a script when a certain range of SNMP OIDs is polled and return the value that script returns. However, I never understood how that should work. Never heard if ROS supports that. If so, noone care for missing OIDs! So to say, API calls are ...
by upower3
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Missing mikrotik snmp OID's

So to say I found out it is better to use api calls to get stats and not snmp.
by upower3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)

I use copper attaching cable. They are cheap and reliable. I've never had a problem with anyone. But they only serve if they go to the same rack. This is my case. I need to interconnect several servers within the same rack (so optics looks a bit overkill), or several 1G switches with SFP+ uplink po...
by upower3
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)

But optical sfp+ modules are quite expensive on some of our existing equipment and it is out of our budget so far. This is the reason, sad to say.

I can see problems of copper links incomparable on one end, this is the risk, yes.

Btw, will this switch be able to handle broadcast storms in hardware?
by upower3
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)

The consern is i need to connect it to other equipment over copper sfp+, and really worry will it be comparable. No point in optical links, too close.
by upower3
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)
Replies: 7
Views: 671

CRS317-1G-16S+RM as 10G core switch (no features needed but VLANs)

I'm looking for some 10G switch to connect several 1G switches (that's my access level) over SPF+ copper links. Looks like CRS317-1G-16S+RM is something that fits well, but I got almost no recommendations for it. So I want to ask you, if you have any experience with this switch, and, moreover, have ...
by upower3
Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

You can imagine how "happy" I was when first hit the disk space problem mysqlf (two brand new CCRs at the same time!) and the fix was good in time for me. Sad to umderstand how many people were urged to find their steps to fix it before the package was published.
by upower3
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: WireGuard, now from CloudFlare: add WireGuard to ROS, please!
Replies: 0
Views: 411

WireGuard, now from CloudFlare: add WireGuard to ROS, please!

Coludflare just introduced https://blog.cloudflare.com/boringtun-userspace-wireguard-rust/ its own WireGuard implementation made with Rust. As we all can see, WireGuard become more and more welcome around so I would ask Mirktoik to add WireGuard support into ROS. I bet many people will say thank you...
by upower3
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 1100ah x4 switches are non h/w VLAN-aware?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: 1100ah x4 switches are non h/w VLAN-aware?

If you use router primarily as router (and RB1100AHx4 is a router), then majority of traffic will have to pass CPU anyway (because that's where routing is done). I'd get very annoyed if MT decided to put low-end switches in their CRS/CSS line of products though. Yes, I totally agree, and play low b...
by upower3
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: 1100's bypass or VRRP?
Replies: 0
Views: 255

1100's bypass or VRRP?

I git two brand new 1100AHx4 devices, and two inbound WANs (from two different ISPs). I planned to connect each router on one WAN, and use hardware bypass feature (which is pretty nice) to pass this link to another router "just in case". So, Router1 (R1) will work with ISP1, and will be connected to...
by upower3
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 1100ah x4 switches are non h/w VLAN-aware?
Replies: 4
Views: 476

1100ah x4 switches are non h/w VLAN-aware?

From https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Switch_Chip_Features I can see that newer RB1100AH x4 device which is quite cost-efficient while capable of hardware IPSec acceleration equipped with RTL8367 switch chips while older models (RB1100AH and RB1100AHx2) were Atheros8327 based. I wouldn't pay at...
by upower3
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP is up on port that's down
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: IP is up on port that's down

This is kind of concept approach i agree, but how can i have ip disabled as i have port down? What i need is to down it as the link is down and back up as the link goes up again. I do understand if the ip is on the bridge bit it is on object that phisically or logically disabled, this way it can not...
by upower3
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP is up on port that's down
Replies: 2
Views: 185

IP is up on port that's down

I figured out strange behavior of MT ip engine on ROS 6.43.13: I take MT router, reset it to the clear setup (no fw, no IPs, no bridges). Then I set up one (single) IP on one (single) Ethernet port, and try to ping it from within the router. Ping is on as expected. Then I disable the port - and the ...
by upower3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Assign IPv6 to PPTP/OVPN clients
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Assign IPv6 to PPTP/OVPN clients

In my office I have a routerboard, and the ISP supply us both 1 static public IPv4 address and /64 of IPv6 addresses. I used to set up VPN servers there so my collegues can connect to office LAN and also have a secure internet link when work via public wifi networks (so the default gateway is via VP...
by upower3
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing the default source IP for Ping
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Changing the default source IP for Ping

You can look at cli syntax of ping at https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Tools/Ping and do something like
/ping 8.8.8.8 src-address=2.2.2.2
Or maybe you need to specify
interface=Loopback0
for your case?
by upower3
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CAKE or other network algorithms to be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: CAKE or other network algorithms to be used?

Mikrotik RouterOS has no modern AQM (Active Queue Management), i.e. modern network queue scheduling algorithms support, unfortunately.
I'm impressed. Really. Besides making new sophisticated devices ROS won't play well even at basics! :(
by upower3
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: CAKE or other network algorithms to be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 901

CAKE or other network algorithms to be used?

In a recent news on Linux 4.19 kernel it was noted they added CAKE (Common Applications Kept Enhanced - https://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/codel/wiki/Cake/ ) network algorithm which will better use network bandwidth with lower CPU usage. They also claim it'll be more 'fair' approach to fill given ...
by upower3
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?

We've just tested the API with a PHP API class and we're still able to communicate and operate on the Mikrotik with v6.43. No changes were required thankfully.
Great news! Hold my RBs upgrade due to automation setup via such 'old' lib, now will test!
by upower3
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 365
Views: 80780

Re: v6.44beta [testing] is released!

Now Beta. And Alpha? Alpha V7? :) Alpha V7 will be launched after v6.99 or v6.999 released :lol: :lol: :lol: I suspect they will release some absolutely new change in the system somewhere between 6.49 and 6.49.7, so noone will ever be able to predict that. Look at new bridge implementation introduc...
by upower3
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 365
Views: 80780

Re: v6.44beta [testing] is released!

currently peering session re-connects when it's comment is changed in Winbox.
So to say, MT used to down and up again PPP-interfaces when you change comment on it! It was this way some time ago, not sure for now, but this was some "bright" idea these days (and maybe today).
by upower3
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44beta [testing] is released!
Replies: 365
Views: 80780

Re: v6.44beta [testing] is released!

!) upgrade - release channels renamed - "bugfix" to "long-term", "current" to "stable" and "release candidate" to "testing"; Tell me the truth, who decided that current is stable ? It is bugfix that can be considered stable, while current is some bleeding-edge and sometimes even "never to use in pr...
by upower3
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fastest VPN to use
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Fastest VPN to use

PPTP with CHAP is fastest, as per the tile of the post. But a gotcha is that you need to prevent fasttrack from working on VPNs cos it screws them up and you get slow speeds surprisingly. I use the mangle to mark traffic on VPN interfaces in+out with connection-mark "DontFasttrack" (use an interfac...
by upower3
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi

Also, using WiFi radios in routers for non-residential use is sub-optimal compared to actual access points which have radio chains and antenna configurations specifically for client density, maximum average throughput, minimum latency, maximum stability and often superior roaming support. The offic...
by upower3
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi

In 2ghz band only 3 not overlapped channels. Try to use wifi analyzer or builtin scanner to find best channel. How many 2ghz devices registered on ap? You sure that speed is up to 300 bit/s ? There are only 4-5 wifi clients, and I do know about 3 main frequencies to use ) 5 clients is too few to ca...
by upower3
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi

proper band for 2ghz network, b/g/n and channel width to 20/40. Also choose auto channel. When protocol 802.11 selected - nstream disabled. Did that. 20 chosen due to limit radio influence to different channels/networks, N-only to speed up the network (no per-N devices there), band was set to auto ...
by upower3
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: hAP AC^2 - slow wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

hAP AC^2 - slow wifi

Recently got brand new hAP AC^2 router to remote office. Last current installed (6.42.7). As a arouter, this is perfect device, but I have a lot of complaints on it wifi. Most of these are for wifi speed. The device is on relatively wifi clear zone (both 2 and 5 Ghz frequencies are mostly clear of o...
by upower3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 35
Views: 16542

Re: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!

i am curious which and when next bugfix version with "new bridge implementation" will be.....6.42.x ? "new bridge implementation" was a big change. so going from 6.40.8 to new bugfix (>6.41.x ) dont know if it will be "a walk in the park" for some users. I'm afraid MT won't care about that much, si...
by upower3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!
Replies: 35
Views: 16542

Re: v6.40.8 [bugfix] is released!

If 6.40.8 is safe in respect to latest rumors on miners https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/massive-coinhive-cryptojacking-campaign-touches-over-200-000-mikrotik-routers/ ? I keep hear that bugfix is not safe, but I'm not ready to mass-upgrade and reconfigure my park of routers to current...
by upower3
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: IS-IS
Replies: 44
Views: 13221

Re: IS-IS

Looks like MT has a lot to implement beside IS-IS.

Anyway noone will use MT devices instead of Ciscos or Jun's in ISP environment.
by upower3
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

See the topics about 6.42.5 and 6.43RC I wasn't able to find these, it this a package that included into new version (btw, this is dangerous "current", not more stable "bugfix", isn't it?), which is not possible to install if the space it used already by ROS tmp files, or some small package that ca...
by upower3
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6: NAT64 and ipip tunnel - how/when?
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: IPv6: NAT64 and ipip tunnel - how/when?

So to say, all I can do with IPv6 on Mikrotik is to set ip IPIPv6 and EoIPv6 tunnels. Neither client PPP links are available to IPv6 server, nor IPv6 PPP server can be set up. When I have whle network built on Mikrotik it is only natural to look for a way to set up dual-stack or plain IPv6 within LA...
by upower3
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: IPv6: NAT64 and ipip tunnel - how/when?
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: IPv6: NAT64 and ipip tunnel - how/when?

So to say, you can not establish many vpns to ipv6 (ovpn as an example), so little use to deploy ipv6 only in remote office.
by upower3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: 6.43 change in login process and API libraries?
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

6.43 change in login process and API libraries?

As I can see in 6.43rc changelog, there'll be very strange (ok, unexpected) news: !) api - changed authentication process ( https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:API#Initial_login ); In fact, the login process should send login data differently: Pre-6.43 login looks like this: /login !done =ret=ebdd...
by upower3
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

HELP!
Do the repartition (if you use it) to one partition only(this helped me). If this is not your case, bad luck then, netinstall I suppose.
by upower3
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15853

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

I cannot access to router via API(PHP) after updated. Return back to BugFix only v.6.40.8 => Worked. The problem is in 6.42.4 user needs also 'winbox' permission to login via API. Should be fixed in next version, now you can just add that permission. I reported this a page before, funny that no one...
by upower3
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.4 [current]
Replies: 93
Views: 15853

Re: v6.42.4 [current]

After I got my CCR1009 upgraded to 6.42.4 (both ROS and f/w) remote API login become invalid. My scripts can not log in at all, and on device I can see "login failure for user <my-user> from <my-ip>" messages in log. I have a dedicated user to allow API requests on my device, it is of group named "a...
by upower3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blow vs Below: a mistyping on wiki?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Blow vs Below: a mistyping on wiki?

Nice page, by the way. Point out many of common mistakes, really helpful.

Thank you!
by upower3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blow vs Below: a mistyping on wiki?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Blow vs Below: a mistyping on wiki?

On https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:L ... figuration page there are a low of words 'blow' where it should read 'below':
Blow is a list of possible symptoms that might be as a result of this kind of a misconfiguration:
Quite funny and harmless, but catches the eye too much :)
by upower3
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firmware autoupgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Firmware autoupgrade?

AFAIK there is no way to upgrade firmware with files being used, so I guess a reboot is something that we cannot avoid. On the other hand I believe that by having this function they aim to "steal" some upgrades just by simply rebooting the system even if the admin has forgotten to request for upgra...
by upower3
Tue May 29, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CRS125 not working usb
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

Re: CRS125 not working usb

When connecting both LTE modems via the USB HUB the Mikrotik is detecting them automatically and is adding the following DHCP client entries. What's amazes me is two lte interfaces and two IP addresses. If you have only one modem then it is strange. Take a note not to mess with same subnet on diffe...
by upower3
Tue May 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

I bit buggy update script I suppose. I did that mentioned on that version topic and noone seems to notice.

Hope they fix it in 6.42.3+.
by upower3
Tue May 29, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRS125 not working usb
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

Re: CRS125 not working usb

Let me repeat after you: you connected USB modem, and via USB Hub it has sufficient power so no problem on this side. The modem itself (if I recall it right) supply you with IP via DHCP, so first all all you need to add DHCP client on lte interface. Then you set up NAT from your LAN to lte interface...
by upower3
Sun May 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

This is normal disk space usage on a CCR. I usually see around 40 MB used. Apparently the upgrade has solved your problem. Thank you for this confirmation. There is no official page on that so I was unsure. I think I will do the repartiton but then again, may I ever need more disk space in the futu...
by upower3
Sat May 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Firmware autoupgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Firmware autoupgrade?

What I can see when I enable " Auto Upgrade " box in System -> RouterBoard -> Settings is that after ROS update the device will upgrade firmwre and wait until reboot (so no reboot automatically). I think this is not something that fits well the autoupgrade word itself. So to say, it saves me pressin...
by upower3
Sat May 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Low disk space while disk is almost free
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: Low disk space while disk is almost free

Did the repartition from 2 to only 1 partition and it worked, I got whole free space on one partiton, so I was able to do the ROS upgrade from 6.42.1 to 6.42.3. But even after upgrade I found there are 44.7 Mb out of 128 Mib used, so looks like there is still some hidden data on the disk, abd I have...
by upower3
Sat May 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.42.3 [current]
Replies: 80
Views: 22311

Re: v6.42.3 [current]

How can I clean up these extra files/data? If I format the flash then the device won't boot afterwards, isn't it? A simple reboot usually removes those invisible left overs. If still not enough, a trick I use on an overloaded 941-2nD. Push manually first only some core packages (system and as much ...
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