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by winkelman
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: memory leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: memory leak

Alternatively, while still using v3.x:
Create a batch file that stops & starts the dude service, and schedule it to run daily (at some point at night).
I have been doing this for the past couple of years without issues. Keeps the memory footprint low without any other side effects.
by winkelman
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 3.4: Image Load Bug
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Dude 3.4: Image Load Bug

reporting v3 bugs will not help
Agreed.
However, reporting workarounds for users not yet having had an opportunity to go to 4 beta is still seems helpful 8)
by winkelman
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 4.0beta2 - Peak Stats request
Replies: 2
Views: 6686

Re: Dude 4.0beta2 - Peak Stats request

Since the fine detail data is available, what would be awesome is if you scale back you get a average graph (as now), but overlayed a simple thin line displaying a peak graph. So lets say by scaling you have available 10 minutes of data per graph point. The filled graph should show the average of th...
by winkelman
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude 3.4: Image Load Bug
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Dude 3.4: Image Load Bug

I noticed (in Dude 3.6) that when you use a certain picture just once , you have a risk of it not showing. (I use only SVG's, they scale nicer :).) However, any image that is used two or more times will always show fine. So, my workaround is: on the edge of my map I have 'fake' devices (set address ...
by winkelman
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Devices go directly to ACK state, not Down state

I agree with rafaelenrike, I like the previous behaviour of The Dude much better. Why: A device has a problem, it turns orange or red . You notice it, ack it so the scary orange/red is no longer shown and go on to fix the problem. Once fixed, the device goes back to green . Another problem? Please t...
by winkelman
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pinging in Dude client fails as Windows 'restricted user'
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Pinging in Dude client fails as Windows 'restricted user'

I've noticed this in the Dude manual ( http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Dude_usage_notes#Getting_Started ): Note for Linux users: you should start the Dude from the root user (or delegate some permissions to your regular user), or else the Dude will not be able to ping hosts. I'm not using Linux, but s...
by winkelman
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pinging in Dude client fails as Windows 'restricted user'
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Pinging in Dude client fails as Windows 'restricted user'

I've got The Dude server running on a Win2000 Server, everything's fine. Small issue with the Dude as client though: When I run the dude client on a Windows XP PC under a restricted user (non-admin), then something peculiar happens: ping fails from the dude client, but pinging simultaneously from a ...
by winkelman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe on process memory usage.
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Probe on process memory usage.

Is it possible to create a probe to monitor the amount of memory that a particular process is using - like Dude.exe for instance. AFAIK that is not information that is available in SNMP, so the answer would be 'no'. It is fairly easy to find out what's possible or not: simply do an SNMP walk and se...
by winkelman
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Creating Probes for Windows Services
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Creating Probes for Windows Services

It also helps with Windows computers if you copy "lmmib2.mib" (usually found in c:\windows\system32) to The Dude's "mibs" folder.
Thanks for this tip! :D
by winkelman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Re: TCP Connections and TCP retransmissions

<snip>

function
tcp_currestab
number of tcp established or closewait connections
oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.6.12.0")

<snip>
Nice, but not entieryly correct (I suspect copy-paste error :)): established TCP connections is on oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.6.9.0")
by winkelman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP Graphs
Replies: 13
Views: 6522

Re: SNMP Graphs

no
by winkelman
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP Graphs
Replies: 13
Views: 6522

Re: SNMP Graphs

AFAIK:
'Full resolution' data is not kept, so that makes it impossible to get past data the way you'd want. (Hourly data is consolidated into weekly data (only Dude v3) and then monthly and yearly.)
by winkelman
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Which OIDs give these information?
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Re: Which OIDs give these information?

Which OID will give these details ? 1. List of Mac Addresses that connected to a switch 2. List of IP Addresses that connected to a router A friend of mine told me that a switch and a router holds those information and I hope he's right. Thanks. Why don't you perform an SMNP-Walk of the switch and ...
by winkelman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to disable autostart?
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: How to disable autostart?

I stil have Dude that autostarts, and only cure is to deinstall it.
Well, nothing that radical is needed. Simply open the registry editor, browse to HKLM-Software-Microsoft-Windows-CurrentVersion-Run and remove the dude from the list of programs starting upon login there.
by winkelman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: When should I restart?
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: When should I restart?

When I was in 3.0 beta 7 I found that the graphs of response time or traffic had deep notches at the time when I restarted Dude. Hm, maybe it's because of the 3.0 beta version. I'm running 2.2 and restart the service every night. No dips to be seen in any graph. (I'm monitoring a few hundred device...
by winkelman
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: When should I restart?
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: When should I restart?

It's impossible to find an exact instant of time to to the restart, because the Dude does not probe everything at once.

The service restart just takes a couple of seconds and I've never seen anything happen because of my daily (at night) service restart.
by winkelman
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: running the dude as a service
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: running the dude as a service

From within The Dude application on the server, click the 'Server' button (top left corner). There you can set the mode of operation.
by winkelman
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP to PIX Firewall device unstable
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Re: SNMP to PIX Firewall device unstable

Hello, does anybody successfully monitor PIX Firewall devices? I succesfully monitor a Cisco PIX, yes. I don't monitor much, but I do query some items with SNMP such as uptime. In the device properties --> SNMP tab I can see all data available and I can perform a succesfull SNMP walk. So all seems ...
by winkelman
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dual Core?
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Dual Core?

Probably the Dude is a single threaded program, so it will not use more than one (logical) CPU.

But that not a problem whatsoever. It doesn't need much CPU power, so it would be not beneficial at all to put in all the trouble to make it a multi-threaded program. It wouldn't gain anything by it.
by winkelman
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Suggestion to Monitor---Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Suggestion to Monitor---Newbie

SNMP does not provide any info on the currently logged in user, nor whether or not the computer is idling, running a screensaver, whatever. You can monitor things like number of running processes, CPU utilization, etc, but those things don't say much about whether or not someone is actively using th...
by winkelman
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Suggestion to Monitor---Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Suggestion to Monitor---Newbie

Sorry, can't be done. Such info is not available through SNMP.
by winkelman
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Customising the stats on a host
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Customising the stats on a host

You don't have to create data sources for this. Just add the items to the appearance of a device and it will show on its label. (Right click on a device --> Appearance). Just an example: Add this to a device's appearance and it will show the number of CPU's in a machine and lists the load on each CP...
by winkelman
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Down Time Notification
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: Down Time Notification

You can't directly. But you can make another probe that only fails after a longer time and then apply that also to a device.
by winkelman
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Server with multiple ip addresses and services
Replies: 3
Views: 2713

Re: Server with multiple ip addresses and services

Not as one device. The Dude only polls/probes the primary IP address. You'd have to make multiple devices if you want to poll the services on the other IP addresses.
by winkelman
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Re: Probe Thread

with a raid 5 i want to check if al disk are oke, So when one of the disks go down i gets a notification By itself that is not possible. The OS (and thus the standard SNMP agent) just sees a RAID-set as a 'single disk'. It wouldn't know the status of any of its sub-parts. However, I do know that fo...
by winkelman
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Re: Probe Thread

Are there any probes to check the disk status?
What do you mean? Status like 'up' or 'down' (perhaps for external disks)? Or status like '80% full'?
by winkelman
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Gigabit link graph problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3685

Re: Gigabit link graph problem

I don’t think this is SNMP version issue because hour graph is correct and daily graph do not depends on SNMP’s counters size but rather on the averaging-out function.
You are correct. If the hourly graph is correct, it can't be overflowing SNMP counters and it must be an internal Dude problem...
by winkelman
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring Service on Windows computers
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Re: Monitoring Service on Windows computers

If you search the forum for a topic called the "probe thread" (or "probe topic") you can find an example there how to built a probe that checks if a certain program is running or not. From there on you could probably manage yourself to adapt it to check for a service (instead of a program), if that ...
by winkelman
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Gigabit link graph problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3685

Re: Gigabit link graph problem

SNMP v1 (and v2 I think) are indeed limited to 32-bit counters and can therefor quite easily overflow. SNMP v3 (or was it already in v2?) introduces some 64-bit counters, so that should work better...
by winkelman
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Gigabit link graph problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3685

Re: Gigabit link graph problem

When the graph period get longer (hour --> day --> week --> month --> year) the displayed data is averaged out more and more. Let's say each data point in the hour graph is a 20 second average of the network usage. This then may shows burst of a few hundred megabits that lasts a few seconds. But eac...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Pass recovery problem Dude v2.2
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Re: Pass recovery problem Dude v2.2

Simply restore from a backup when all was still fine?
by winkelman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Alternate notification when email server is down.
Replies: 1
Views: 1440

Re: Alternate notification when email server is down.

Hi guys New to the scene here but I'm sure this issue has risen before but i can't seem to find the answer on the forums but here goes: My scenario is that i have the dude set up on my companies network and notification is sent via email and then via SMS from our messaging service. Now we had a sch...
by winkelman
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP
Replies: 16
Views: 8110

Re: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP

I don't understand your probe... I think a 'error when CPU > 80' probe should look something like this: Name: CPU usage < 80% (because the probe is essentially checking to see the CPU is under 80%, not over [but this is semantics 8) ]) Type: Funtion Available: if(cpu_usage()>0, 1, -1) Error: if(cpu_...
by winkelman
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP
Replies: 16
Views: 8110

Re: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP

I get creating the probe, but I don't get how I make it notify me if the limits are hit? Are you getting to the point where the device is going orange or red? Then it's simply a matter of going into that device's properties, polling tab and enabling 'use notifications'. You can add to the list of n...
by winkelman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to import mib´s and customize devices
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Re: How to import mib´s and customize devices

Just place the MIB's in the correct folder (look for other MIB's) on the Dude Servers program folder.
by winkelman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage
Replies: 9
Views: 6718

Re: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage

but your probe isnt universal... i cant use it in an heterogeneus environment, in the "Available", "Error" and "Value" I can submit only one oid, number 1,2,3, whathever... that can refer to diferent physical things, like a diskette or a cd drive, or a disk, ... Yes, I know, that's why I wrote: You...
by winkelman
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage
Replies: 9
Views: 6718

Re: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage

To make it really copy-paste :-) Name: Disk C < 90% (cause the probe actually checks if the usage is lower than 90%: then it's good :) Type: function Available: if((oid("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrStorage.hrStorageTable.hrStorageEntry.hrStorageUsed.1")/oid("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-...
by winkelman
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage
Replies: 9
Views: 6718

Re: Setting up Probes to monitor Disk Usage

I'm the 'creator' of the above suggested probe, so I guess I'll help you further along :D You have to adjust the function that retrieves the specific disk's relative usage. As a matter of fact, such an OID does not exist, but you can find OID's for the absolute disk size and usage, so we can use tho...
by winkelman
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: NTP server support
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: NTP server support

So what's wrong with making sure the system time on the PC/server that's running the Dude server is correct? Every OS these days has a NTP client, so that should be easy enough to setup.

Or are you looking into running a NTP server?
by winkelman
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Ping All Address's
Replies: 2
Views: 1322

Re: Ping All Address's

As a workaround, you could create a second device with the alternative IP address...
by winkelman
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dudes biggest problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: Dudes biggest problem?

From my perspective the biggest problem with the Dude is that it is free and isn't open source. Yes, the Dude is frustratingly good but... Because it is free there is no gurantee of support. Because it isn't open source there isn't a way forward if there is no support. One might say: use it if it h...
by winkelman
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude notifications
Replies: 8
Views: 6379

Re: Dude notifications

Is there anyway to have specific service's notifcation superscede that of another one? AFAIK this is not possible (at the moment). Perhaps because it is difficult to implement. Even though, say, HTTP service goes down at the same time as ping, to The Dude this may not be the case. The Dude does not...
by winkelman
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude notifications
Replies: 8
Views: 6379

Re: Dude notifications

How do I set the dude to notify me of outages to my cell phone. BTW if your respond RTFM please include a link to the FM page. :? First find out how to send messages to your cellphone: - find out how to get email's delivered to you phone as SMS/text message. Most phone operators have some sort of e...
by winkelman
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: RQ: Traffic down
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: RQ: Traffic down

Sure, you can create such probes easily, but you'd have to get into SNMP and the syntax of probes and experiment a little.

See the 'Probe Thread' (here) for some examples and go from there...
by winkelman
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notification Oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Email Notification Oddity

Hello, I have email notifications being sent to my cell phone for when network devices go down. The notifications do work. However, they only work for going from down to up. I have the check mark selected for both down > up and up > down. The down to up works fine, but I never seem to get the up to...
by winkelman
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Current user
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Current user

If were talking about who's logged onto a Windows workstation... that info is not available through SNMP, so you cannot have it on a label.

There exist SNMP 'extenders' you could load on the PC's that extend what's available, though. Some free as well. Easily found with Google...
by winkelman
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: dude v3b6 - snmp walk
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: dude v3b6 - snmp walk

Fairly obvious, but... no firewall in between the RB 532 and the devices?
by winkelman
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: dude v3b6 - snmp walk
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: dude v3b6 - snmp walk

I have a RB 532 running dude services, however, I can not snmpwalk any device from the server. I can from the local machine (don't help). Ideas suggestions.? Check out the devices and see if they accept SNMP connections from your RB 532. Often, for security reasons, devices only respond to SNMP que...
by winkelman
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bandwidth overload Notification
Replies: 1
Views: 1304

Re: Bandwidth overload Notification

Is this posible to get the interface.inbitrate and interface.outbitrate OID? The interface.inbitrate and interface.outbitrate only available in the link appearance but never found in the devices appearance. I need the oid to probe the bandwidth notification once exceed certain limit. Any one can he...
by winkelman
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: How to Block MSN Messenger
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Re: How to Block MSN Messenger

Why post this question in a Dude forum??? You should look into firewalls.
by winkelman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

dude is really feature-rich :)
I fully agree! It's an excellent product, especially if you consider the price/performance ratio ("error dividing by 0" ;)). I use it to my fullest satisfaction.
by winkelman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

I really don't see a point, except visual difference in color of the icon Haha, for us that's exactly the whole point ! :D 1. turn off alarm for the unimportant devices Obviously. 2. change DOWN color to BLUE for these devices Aha! Didn't know that was possible :?. Now that you suggest it and I loo...
by winkelman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Backup Dude
Replies: 6
Views: 4679

Re: Backup Dude

I do it manually by exporting the configuration from within The Dude. Don't know if it's scriptable...
by winkelman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

Who says I know when there online/offline? Besides monitoring 'critical' devices like servers, switches, etc., I monitor all PC's in my network (ping only). I'd like to be able to see it a PC is turned on or off. Sometimes handy for particular PC's, but also handy to be able to glance at the map and...
by winkelman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Possible Dude 2.2 security issues...
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: Possible Dude 2.2 security issues...

I'd like to know what you mean by contacting amazon is it possible your dns probe is set to try and resolve amazon? Then still it would be The Dude connecting to the DNS server and the DNS server (not the Dude) contacting (possibly) Amazon. (More likely, the DNS server will contact another hier-lev...
by winkelman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link Information from both Routers on a ptp-link
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Link Information from both Routers on a ptp-link

Ah, that's a problem :)

Wat you could do is split the link up into two parts with a (empty) 'cloud' device in the middle. Essentially you than have two links, but hey. Not pretty, but perhaps workable.
by winkelman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Configuring my black list??hlp please
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Configuring my black list??hlp please

you can use any defined Address List as blacklist. If it says 'None', you did not create any Address List yet. In the Dude you have an item called 'Address List (in the 'tree'). Create a list there and you'll see it'll appear in the Settings --> Discover settings.
by winkelman
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: When is V3 Beta 7 available
Replies: 17
Views: 4541

Re: When is V3 Beta 7 available

I am using the regular release 2.2 just fine. Why not simply use this regular release, instead of using BETA's and then 'hassling' the creators about when a new release (of this free program) is due? That's free software (to me): be glad with what you get, be supportive of the authors and don't comp...
by winkelman
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

no, it does not. the scheduled polling would be applied only to workstations, servers would still be polled as usual. You misunderstood me, I do want all devices to get polled all the time, hence, Scheduled Polling is not an option. It's very simple: I would like the possibility to have devices tha...
by winkelman
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link Information from both Routers on a ptp-link
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Link Information from both Routers on a ptp-link

If that info is available through SNMP, you can look for it by doing a 'SNMP Walk'.
by winkelman
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

Hi Normis, Take this example: I have a map that contains both servers and workstations. Obviously, I want downed servers to go red (or orange), notify me, set off alarms, etc.. However, switched off workstations would not need to go red, because it's not a real problem if a workstation is turned off...
by winkelman
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

... indeed I don't believe I'm isolated in thinking this would be a good feature
Indeed you're not. I'd love to have something like an 'auto-ack' feature (as my earlier post above states).
by winkelman
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?
Replies: 19
Views: 3471

Re: Any way of having no alerts for transient network devices?

Good idea, and requested more often on this forum. For some devices (servers, switches) etc. you do want a red warning when something fails. For other devices (client PC's) you do want to know if they're on or off, but you do not need to be scared by red labels when they're off. A possible solution:...
by winkelman
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude reports DNS errors? Seems Mikrotik domain itself has is
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Dude reports DNS errors? Seems Mikrotik domain itself has is

Perhaps interesting for other Dude users: Since about 12 hours The Dude was telling me that my DNS servers where randomly failing. This was strange, because they seemed to work just fine in practice. I checked again, dug a little deeper and found out that the DNS probe works (by default) by making a...
by winkelman
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude Black list
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Re: The Dude Black list

Blacklisted hosts/nets won't be added to the map when discovered (or will be skipped when discovering).
by winkelman
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New to the Dude! Need help setting up notifications!
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: New to the Dude! Need help setting up notifications!

Perhaps you're best of asking the one managing the SMTP server... I don't know since I don't know your SMTP server.
by winkelman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: When is V3 Beta 7 available
Replies: 17
Views: 4541

Re: When is V3 Beta 7 available

You might just not run beta software in situations where you need to be able to rely on the software and use the non-beta Dude 2.2 release...
by winkelman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New to the Dude! Need help setting up notifications!
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: New to the Dude! Need help setting up notifications!

Does that SMTP server allow connections from The Dude server? What happens if you telnet to the SMTP server (on the SMTP port obviously) from the Dude server?
by winkelman
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude.exe memory leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Dude.exe memory leak

There must be more (and/or other) leaks. We experience a continues leak and we do not use the web interface at all, ever. (Dude 2.2.) Since a few weeks I've implemented a script that restarts the Dude service every night. This takes care of the problem of ever increasing memory footprint, but is of ...
by winkelman
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mikrotik VIDEOS!
Replies: 35
Views: 6290

Re: Let's try something new ...

I have 'instant' video. No buffering time to speak of.
by winkelman
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP on RouterOS
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: SNMP on RouterOS

Check the SNMP security settings of the problematic device. Is the Dude server allowed to SNMP probe that device?
by winkelman
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: LAN-breakdown during during Dude-discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: LAN-breakdown during during Dude-discovery

Well, if ANYTHING as 'simple' as The Dude can cause such disruptions so easily, I'd worry about my network. Imagine what a purposely built small tool could do... Besides the above: I've read reports here that some router devices have malfunctioning queues/buffers that get stuck/full with packets whe...
by winkelman
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Moving Links while keeping graph history data.
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Moving Links while keeping graph history data.

Is it possible to move links after they are create while keeping the graph history.
No, not possible (unfortunately).
by winkelman
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Parent - Child Polling
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Parent - Child Polling

My experience is that devices with SNMP probes never go down ( red ), even though the device may actually be turned off or disconnected. Such devices will go partially down ( orange ) because the ping services (or something else) will fail, while The Dude will always feel the SNMP probes to be (inco...
by winkelman
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Map of physical network layout
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

Re: Map of physical network layout

Sure.

Create the Cisco devices and then create links between them...
by winkelman
Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude.exe memory leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Dude.exe memory leak

This can be accomplished using: net stop <service name> net start <service name> The command 'net start' will list all services, and thus you'll find the name of The Dude service to be "The Dude Server". So a batch file with: net stop "The Dude Server" net start "The Dude Server" would restart the s...
by winkelman
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude.exe memory leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

Re: Dude.exe memory leak

You are right about the memory leak, it grows with about 50Mb per day here. You can simply restart the Dude service by login onto the Windows server with admin rights, going to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Then right-click the service called 'The Dude' and choose 'Restart'. This ju...
by winkelman
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Step By Step For Monitoring A Remote Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2822

Re: Step By Step For Monitoring A Remote Location

There is no such step-by-step guide. We all just have to kind of figure it out ourselves...
by winkelman
Tue May 29, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Get Currently logged in user
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Get Currently logged in user

I've checked and logged in user name(s) does not seem to be something query-able through SNMP. You can query for an array of users, but there's no way to find out which one(s) is/are logged in. Of course, there are lot's of ways to expand on the default SNMP MIB... Anyway, seems you did a good job c...
by winkelman
Tue May 29, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Hardware requierments
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Hardware requierments

You should restart the Dude service several times per month (I do it once per week). It has (some) memory leaks, so it eats up your RAM. Here it grows with about 40-50Mb per day.
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Feature request

Search the forum: this is asked ("how do I graph ...") lot's of times and answers are given as well...
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Get Currently logged in user
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Get Currently logged in user

You can start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snmp Basically, if you Google on SNMP, you will find a ton of stuff. Just take a day (or two, or three... :-)) to learn and play and you'll get started... Also: if you want to query Windows machines you'd first have to install the SNMP Agent. It's pro...
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP and UPS status
Replies: 10
Views: 8753

Re: SNMP and UPS status

Is it already possible to use SNMP for checking status of APC UPS?
Sure, that's something that always was already possible... The Dude can check/graph/alert anything you can monitor over SNMP (so of course, you need SNMP functionality enabled on your APC UPS).
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Re:

can't you already add graphs to any value available over SNMP?
Yes, you can.
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Get Currently logged in user
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Re: Get Currently logged in user

Did you perform a SNMP Walk and try to find the correct OID (if it exists)? That's usually the best way to search for specific SNMP info...
by winkelman
Fri May 25, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude hangs after adding SNMP mib file
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: Dude hangs after adding SNMP mib file

... The mib seems to be successfully added...
You say 'seems'... are you sure? Is it listed in the 'Files' section?
by winkelman
Thu May 24, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude lists all XP machines as 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

The Dude is not interpreting anything, that is literally what XP is reporting through SNMP. I have it here too.

Windows 2000 is NT version 5.0, MS obviously regards XP just as a minor upgrade to XP.

Well, anyway, you'd have to ask Microsoft why they state XP as being Win2000 5.1 over SNMP.
by winkelman
Tue May 22, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: The Dude 3.0 Beta 6 locks up system memory
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Yes, The Dude has serious memory leaks. For me, The Dude's memory footprint grows about 40-50Mb per day. Therefore, I restart the service every week so it doesn't get out of hand.

Mind you, I'm still on The Dude 2.2 and I've had this issue ever since I started using The Dude (2.0 beta 3).
by winkelman
Wed May 16, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP
Replies: 16
Views: 8110

Sorry, fogot to paste the URL. This is it: http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12402

You'll find some examples there. Not precisely what you want, but you should be able to go from there...
by winkelman
Mon May 14, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Using Functions and variables
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

This http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12402 is a thread in which people post the probes they've created, so you can find some examples of probes there...
by winkelman
Fri May 11, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Invalid OID. What's wrong with this function?
Replies: 5
Views: 3475

Are you sure the string-size functions does not simply report the number of characters in the returned error-message of the (assumed here) incorrect formula?

[edit] Damn, I could have looked so smart if I'd just have pressed 'Submit' a little faster! :wink: [/edit]
by winkelman
Wed May 09, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP
Replies: 16
Views: 8110

Re: Notifications for Excessive Bandwidth Usage using SNMP

Is it possible to have dude monitor send a notification if SNMP reports usage over a certain level? For example, a dude network map with a SNMP link between switch and server is exceeding 90MB, can it send a email notification when that SNMP link reached 50MB? Yes, you have to create your own probe...
by winkelman
Tue May 08, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to sent notification?
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: How to sent notification?

Hello,
How can dude to sent notification (SMS, e-mail ot other) when some event occured???
Setup the notification type and then enable it on the device you want. Pley with it a little and you'll find out...
by winkelman
Tue May 01, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Repeated Probes>repeated services
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Repeated Probes>repeated services

Could be the multiple versions installations of dude over the same machine? Yes. And you can just remove the doubles. Unfortunately there's no way to tell (AFAIK) which of the doubles is actually used on your devices, so you may have to check your devices to see if you didn't delete the 'active' do...
by winkelman
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rnd 50:50 probe
Replies: 8
Views: 9077

Remove it from the list of 'to be discovered' services (Server Configuration --> Discover tab --> Services section) if you don't want it automatically assigned...
by winkelman
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Upgrade or Downgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Hm, I just update the server over the old, running version. The installer process itself will issue the 'stop server' command. This in effect will also disconnect the clients. So theoretically, it should not matter whether or not you stop the server and disconnect the clients yourself or not. Well, ...
by winkelman
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: please help me....
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

CPU temperature is not something that is exposed through the standard MS SNMP agent. There is no standard way of reading the temperature, it's different on every motherboard. Therefor, it's not something the OS can provide. You can load extensions to the SNMP agent that makes more values available, ...
by winkelman
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Upgrade or Downgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Update failed

Now, when I connect from client having 3b5 to server 3b6 , updater starts to update after asking me, when the progress bar reaches end, it indicates that update has failed. I've used The Dude since 2.0 beta 3 and I've always had this happen. I'd assumed it was just a feature not yet fully implement...
by winkelman
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: TheDude locking up HP JetDirects
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Makes you wonder the quality of the HP JetDirect network stack if they are brought down so easily from the network by something as benign as a little probing... it's not like The Dude is DoS-ing the critters...
by winkelman
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problems are back since actual beta
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

I've had such a thing happen on my network when there where network problems. It turned out that one Token Ring device (connected through a bridge to the Ethernet-network) was faulty and generating 'beacon errors'. In turn, this resulted in a high number of broadcasts on the Ethernet network. While ...
by winkelman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Automate export to PNG?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Hit the 'Settings' button on top of your map and check out the 'Export' tab...
by winkelman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP Walk and Windows 2003 Server Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

And by the way: the 2003 way of dealing with security makes sense. SNMP v1 and v3 have no real means of authentication. Only making sure nobody knows the community strings is providing somewhat security. Even so: those are easily sniffed out. So basicly anyone on your network can read out all XP mac...
by winkelman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP Walk and Windows 2003 Server Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

The XP SNMP service by default allows anyone to read out its values. In 2003 by default no one is allowed.

Go into the service properties and set the security parameters there.
by winkelman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service dependencies
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

Re: service dependencies

Is there a way to set service dependencies so that if a machine is truly down...
In every device you can set its 'parents'. If a 'parent' is down, The Dude will not report any changes in it's 'children'.
by winkelman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Automate export to PNG?
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Re: Automate export to PNG?

Is there a way to automate export of PNG's? It would be nice to be able to spool them off for static display in some of our diagnostic web pages.
This is possible for the entire map, but not for individual graphs AFAIK. Good idea though!
by winkelman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removed services , still monitored!
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Yes, my guess would be they should...
by winkelman
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Removed services , still monitored!
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Perhaps there still listed in the services list (where all services for all devices are listed)?
by winkelman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Use BLAT for advanced email options
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

I love blat, excellent and (if need be) very elaborate tool. Combine it with some batch-file skills and you can do a lot.
by winkelman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: rnd 50:50 probe
Replies: 8
Views: 9077

Re: What do i do with it?

How do I get rid of it ?
When I delete it it just comes back after a few days.
Thanks,
Aaron
You do not have to get rid of it. Just do not assign it to any device and it won't bother you.
by winkelman
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: WEEK scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Re: Week Skale

...shiftet to the left and overlapping the left border...
Haven't seen that here... (Dude 2.2)
by winkelman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: WEEK scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

When talking about network scales, I second the wish for a 1 week scale. Secondly, there are some interface inconsistencies. At some places you have a drop-down box to set the scale, in other places you have to right-click. I would favor putting the drop-down box everywhere. Thirdly, when there are ...
by winkelman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How Dude knows which link is full (red) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

Re: How Dude knows which link is full (red) ?

A link becomes red when it's capacity becomes saturated. So for example a 10Mbit link will become red once it's traffic nears 10Mbit.
by winkelman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Wish: Link Status with color representation and notification
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: Why one link is red ?

BTW, does anybody know when link becomes red?
This is visible in example at the top.
TIA
A link becomes red when it's capacity becomes saturated.
by winkelman
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Private/Custom MIBs
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: Private/Custom MIBs

Loading the files through 'MIB Nodes', 'File' and add is correct.

Some MIB's are dependent upon other MIB's. Are you sure you you've loaded all the necessary MIB's?
by winkelman
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Resetting Device Types to unknown
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Resetting Device Types to unknown

I really like this feature "devices can be binded to mac address". :D It's great for DHCP environments! :?: How do i use this?
Not by MAC address, but you can auto-update the device's IP address by it's hostname (if your DNS knows the device's dynmaic IP addresses).
by winkelman
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Built in Functions stay up
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

I can confirm this behavior (Dude 2 beta's from some point, 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2).
by winkelman
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 2003 Server SP1
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Yes, you have to install it. It's included in Windows, but not installed by default. Go to Add/Remove Programs --> Add/Remove Windows Components --> Management and Monitoring Tools --> Simple Network Management Protocol. After you've installed it, you have to go to the SNMP Service and configure it ...
by winkelman
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bug or only wrong setting? - Dude crash
Replies: 36
Views: 11665

just create some probe via SNMP, add it to an EXISTING device with at least ping probe already on it.
Do that kind of thing all the time here, never crashed the Dude.

I would guess the probe you've created is not configured correctly. Maybe you could post your probe's config here?
by winkelman
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: wish
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: wish

i monitoring some links and wana to know if the link is over 80% load 2 send an email that link alomoust full ! We wana evitate network congetions ! Dude is a great tool and i can make a lot o things ! You'd have to program your own probe. See here http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12402 f...
by winkelman
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Disk Usage Thresh hold
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Re: Disk Usage Thresh hold

I RTFM'd before posting and i can not seem to find where i can globally set disk usage thresh hold. Truthfully I am searching for a way to set thresh holds for all physical monitoring (disk, mem, cpu, etc..) Does anyone have a link to a forum post or documentation I can read about this in? You'd ha...
by winkelman
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute function help
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

Can we contact by email? :roll:
Sure, I can be reached at my last name followed by @okura.nl
by winkelman
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Lookup "Name to address" doesn't work
Replies: 7
Views: 6609

Being able to ping by host name does not imply your DNS is setup properly. Your PC has several ways to resolve IP addresses, only one of which is to ask the DNS server. Under Windows you could go to a command prompt and try the 'nslookup' command to actually query the DNS server. (Well, I think nslo...
by winkelman
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute function help
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

Exept subject
Winkelman says
3. Combine 1 & 2 et voila!
Es tu francais? Si oui pouvons nous prendre contact?
Non, je ne suis pas francias, mais je parle francais un peut. :? :)
by winkelman
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute function help
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

1. Create a new Notification of type 'Execute locally' or 'Execute on server' that runs your program or script and test it (i.e. set it to go off when some ping service on a device goes down and turn off that device). 2. Create a new Probe that tests your network connecting (find some way, maybe use...
by winkelman
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: New Alert Option
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

Re: New Alert Option

Can be implemented an alert when a TX o RX is higher than a cuota? See the Probe Thread topic (http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12402) for some inspiration how to create specific probes and give it a try. Shouldn't be too difficult. (And please post your results there once you've got it w...
by winkelman
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring ping and RTT
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Hey arnchri,

Please put your final, working probe in this thread: http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12402

A nice please for people to look for 'could be usefull' probe's. As you now know, it can be a hassle to find out how to do certain things. Let's learn from each other :idea:
by winkelman
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Lookup "Name to address" doesn't work
Replies: 7
Views: 6609

Basically The Dude send a DNS lookup to your DNS server. So if your DNS server does not know which IP address belongs to a certain hostname at a specific moment (for example because your DNS server can't look things up in your DCHP server's lease table), then there's your problem.
by winkelman
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphical and textual objects in a map
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Re: Graphical and textual objects in a map

Is it possible to draw graphical and textual object in a map ? I'd like to organize and group the devices. No. Would indeed be nice. Simply being able to draw a rectangle would already help. So simply some basic shapes would do really nice. Incl. of course the ability to add text to 'name' certain ...
by winkelman
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Polling defaul values
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Ah, I see.

Defaults:
Probe interval: 00:00:30
Probe Timeout: 00:00:10
Probe Down Count: 5
by winkelman
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Polling defaul values
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Go to the Server settings (Settings button in the top-left of the Dude) and you'll find the Polling tab where the defaults are set.
by winkelman
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: checking Disk usage
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

What you have to do: Install the SNMP service (as described above, you can find it under the 'Management and monitoring' section of Add/Remove Windows Components). This will install and start the SNMP service. But you still need to configure it. Go to Administrative Tools, Services and locate the SN...
by winkelman
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Windows Services
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Please note that the location of a certain process in that list will change with every reboot. That's why you need to get a list of ALL running processes ("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"), locate winlogon.exe and note the index and then refer to that same index in the list of all location RunPerfCPU. Somet...
by winkelman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Unable to get link speeds
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Re: Unable to get link speeds

I am unable to display what the TX and RX are doing...

Please can someone help, the servers I am trying to Monitor are HP Proliant servers.

I am new to The Dude so please be nice. ;)

Cheers

B1mb0
Are you querying the server or the switch for tx/rx stats?
by winkelman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Warning when disk usage goes over 89% Type: function Available: if(hdd_usage()>0, 1, -1) Error: if(hdd_usage()<90, "", "Disk usage > 89%") Value: hdd_usage() Unit: % Rate: none Note: this probe uses the built in hdd_usage function, so for devices with multiple hard disks it looks at the average disk...
by winkelman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How to configure disk usage notification by email
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Re: How to configure disk usage notification by email

My network administrator needs to know when a hard disk usage goes over 90% and wants to be notified by email. Create a new probe: Type: function Available: if(hdd_usage()>0, 1, -1) Error: if(hdd_usage()<90, "", "Disk usage > 89%") Value: hdd_usage() Unit: % Rate: none Assign this probe to any devi...
by winkelman
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bugs (?) in The Dude 2.1
Replies: 12
Views: 3131

Re: Bugs (?) in The Dude 2.1

Can't you use the built in round function?
by winkelman
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Errors in Dude 3.0 Beta 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

...
except that percents of Disk space are too long (10-15 symbols after decimal point)
You can simply use the round function to limit the decimals if you want...
by winkelman
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service monitor info
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Simply use the built in function if you want to display just the CPU usage on the device label. Add this to the Appearance --> Label of your device:

CPU: [cpu_usage()]%
by winkelman
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: HELP with Discovery
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Installed, ok. But also configured properly? Security setup correctly? Community strings? Etc.?
by winkelman
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service monitor info
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

By default you perform the SNMP walk from the PC you're working on. However, for The Dude to work properly, the SNMP needs to work from the Dude Server. When doing the SNMP walk (to test), you can change 'from local workstation' to 'from Dude server'. Does that work?
by winkelman
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: HELP with Discovery
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Is SNMP enabled on your servers? And configured? Probably not... First look into that.
by winkelman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: (left) menu items open window only via open separately
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

That's a known bug.

If you have a recent backup, use it (after completely reinstalling The Dude afresh). No backup? Wait for the bug fix in the next release.
by winkelman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service monitor info
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

If you simply add

[oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2")]

to the appearance of your device, it should list all running processes of your device on the device label. Now you can easily check if a) the SNMP query works and b) if your process is actually listed.
by winkelman
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP (Problems?) w/The Dude
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

I would assume the SNMP tab is populated simply by querying for some specific OID's (or arrays of OID's). All in all The Dude might request some tens of OID's (perhaps a few hundred) every 20 seconds or so. Should not be any problem. In the end: I do not know the inner workings of The Dude. But popu...
by winkelman
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Windows Services
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Yes, that should possible with SNMP and some clever use of Dude functions. It would work something like this: find the array in SNMP that stores the running processes (that's this one: 'oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2")'). Note the index (position) 'your' process in the array. Then look for the a...
by winkelman
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: snmp traffic graph
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

huh?
by winkelman
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP (Problems?) w/The Dude
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: SNMP (Problems?) w/The Dude

Why would the Dude be SNMP walking your switches all the time? The Dude will only request specific SNMP OID's from your devices (only those you've told The Dude to monitor). Probably cpu, mem, some link stats, that sort of thing, plus specific SNMP queries you yourself might have created. None of th...
by winkelman
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude is not starting anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Can't you manually start The Dude Server service (in Windows, Administrative Tools, Services)? Or check there what might be the problem?
by winkelman
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: service monitor info
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: service monitor info

Can you 'SNMP-walk' the PC from the Dude? If not: first fix the SNMP service/settings on the PC and The Dude (did you set a community name, etc.?). If so: tell us exactly what you entered in your probe.
by winkelman
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude is not starting anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

You could just reinstall The Dude and import a recent backup. (You do make backups, don't you?)
by winkelman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Timeout error ALWAYS
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

But
Can you send mail using that SMTP server with some other program on the Dude machine?
by winkelman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Timeout error ALWAYS
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Does your SMTP server accept connections from The Dude machine? I can imagine SMTP services (by default) not accepting any connections (to prevent becoming open mail relays).

Can you send mail using that SMTP server with some other program on the Dude machine?
by winkelman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probelm:History graph bit rate is blank
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Gaps in graphs could simply mean the device has (temporarily) not returned answers to The Dude's SNMP queries...

Not to say The Dude does not behave quirky sometimes...
by winkelman
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphing uptime...
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Dude v3 will have oid_raw() and oid_column_raw() functions that will return
raw, unformated values of oids.
Ah, great!
Hope v3 get's here soon (don't mean to rush you, v2 is just out 8) )
by winkelman
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphing uptime...
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Graphing uptime...

Anyone?
How to graph uptime ('timeticks') in higher 'resolution' than days?
by winkelman
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probelm:History graph bit rate is blank
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: Probelm:History graph bit rate is blank

I hope you find a solution for this problem.
Restore a backup.
I've had the same issue, it means something is broken in your config AFAIK.
The Dude is great! But not always a stable as you'd like. I make an effort to backup The Dude (export button) two, three times a week (it's done in a minute).
by winkelman
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How do I add MIBs to the dude
Replies: 14
Views: 13573

Go to the 'Files' section and load the mib there...
by winkelman
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphing uptime...
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Graphing uptime...

I would like to graph the uptime for some of my devices. Problem is, the oid for uptime (1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0) returns 'timeticks', which get interpreted as for example '5d 23:27:20.14'. Creating the probe as defined below works, but actually only graph the uptime in days. This is not detailed enough, ...
by winkelman
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Question about Service Status
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

A link has a certain type (fast ethernet, ethernet, etc.) and/or a certain speed configured. You can create your own link types (incl. their speeds) or fill in the speed directly.
by winkelman
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Memory Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

I've just restarted my Dude service (2.0 final running on Win 2000 Server), because dude.exe was consuming over 600Mb RAM (on a 512MB machine, so that's bad :twisted: ). Now it's back to about 28Mb and seems to stay there. Anyway, something in The Dude was running wild and I thought I'd let you know...
by winkelman
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bug Report - Unconfigurable Windows in Release 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: Workaround and XML Backups

... BTW, regarding another thread that questioned the xml backup. It must be done from the host server machine. I tried it from the remote, logged into the host server, and it gave me a 3MB backup file as opposed to a 33MB xml file off the server. It obviously only backs up the 'local' server.... N...
by winkelman
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Its christmas time - My wishlist
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Yes winkelman I know this. The scheduling of the probes is only to have a green screen at the NOC displays. Red colors are making technicans nervous... :lol:
Maybe you can support my request for an 'auto-ack' functionality? :)
See this topic: http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=12461
by winkelman
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request - SMTP timeout
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Can't you put the Dude server machine on a whitelist in your anti-spam tool?
by winkelman
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Bug Report - Unconfigurable Windows in Release 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

I have had such an issues already for some time (since beta 10 or something). I cannot open Windows anymore by double-clicking. I can only open things by right-click --> Open in Separate Window. Uldis requested my backup file and I sent this to support 10 days ago. Haven't heard from them back yet. ...
by winkelman
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature Request (schedule of probes)
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

You can have notifications performed by schedule already. True. But consider this: I (and I'm sure others as well) am using The Dude happily to monitor my network essentials (routers/switches/servers) as well as all PC's/printers/etc. For the essentials it is a good thing that the device turns red ...
by winkelman
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Vista Support
Replies: 16
Views: 4039

Vista's firewall is two-way and can also block outgoing traffic (previous Windows Firewall versions only checked incoming traffic), so that might just be your problem.
by winkelman
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Its christmas time - My wishlist
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: Its christmas time - My wishlist

- Scheduling the probes as mentioned in a previus thread from another
Dude user
You probably know this, but... You cannot schedule the probes, but you can schedule the notifications that go alongside it...
by winkelman
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

The standard CPU load figure ("34%") is the average of all available CPU's, but if you add this to a devices 'Appearance' Load on [array_size(oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.host.hrDevice.hrProcessorTable.hrProcessorEntry.hrProcessorLoad"))] CPU('s): [oid_column("iso.org.dod.internet.mgm...
by winkelman
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Add this to a device notes (right-click the device, Notes)
[oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0")]
Then the device's popup will list a description of the system.

For example, for Windows systems it will show the hardware and software platform, for Cisco devices the hardware and firmware revisions, etc.
by winkelman
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 227388

Check if a certain program is running on a Windows system ('OUTLOOK.EXE' in this example): Type: function Available: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, 1, -1) Error: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, "", "OUTLOOK.EXE not detected b...
by winkelman
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How do a not have a failure if the value reaches 0
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: How do a not have a failure if the value reaches 0

I have a function probe that queries cpu load on cisco routers How do set it up so it only errors when there is no connectivity I think connectivity should be checked in some other way. Your probe is for graphing CPU loads, not for checking connectivity. Those are two seperate things. When checking...
by winkelman
Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Under Notification you have: -Delay -Repeat Interval -Repeat Count ... I believe it's as follows: Repeat count is how many times the services should be down when polled to be considered really down. So when a service is down, it will be checked again for [Repeat Count] times every [repeat Interval]...
by winkelman
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

Freshly installed The dude on a server that's never had the Dude before. Imported the xml-backup and now that Dude also has the problem of not opening items automatically anymore (by 'splitting' the right part of the interface). Only option is to use right-click and 'Open Sepearatly'. Uldis: you ask...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP queries to PC's causes annoying 3,5" drive noise
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Yes. Already some beta's ago The Dude stopped querying the 3.5" disk-drive status. Thus: no more noises :)
by winkelman
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

I will supply you with my backup. First I have to do some some testing to see what happens in a 'fresh' installation though, haven't tried that.

Question though: is freshly installing and importing a XML-backup FULLY functional? Does is include graph-history? Custom functions? Custom probes? etc.?
by winkelman
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: wishlist
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

No problem, glad I could help.
by winkelman
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

1) manually change the sources of functions to do rounding; Excelent. Edited cpu_mem_disk to do the rounding (so the 'source functions' for mem, cpu, etc. can stay precise) and that works great. Thanks! Hoewever, in the course of things I had to restore a backed up config. All seems fine, except wh...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: wishlist
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

It's possible to chart some value returned by SNMP. Let me give an implementation example: In this example I've created a probe that will chart the number of running processes on a Windows PC (oid = 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.1.6.0). Create probe, type function : Available: if(oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.1.6.0")>0, 1, ...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Multiple links between 2 devices
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: Multiple links between 2 devices

Hi, I have two routerboards connected with 2 wds links (one is backup). Network and backup works fine. I would like to monitor both wds links between this two routerboards, but I can create only one link between two devices. So, how can I monitor both wds links ? You can't create two links between ...
by winkelman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: No automatic links created after discovery
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Do you have managed switches? Is the default SNMP protocol enabled with the correct community strings for those managed switches? If not: Dude could never know how the links are.

Besides: I think network links are only automatically created to 'network clouds', not to switch devices.
by winkelman
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: wishlist
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Wishlist addition..

... BTW: it might be very usefull if the returned values from the OID's would be graphed (seperately or joined in one major graph). It's not that usefull to monitor something with SNMP and not being able to graph the returned values.. (that's our experience anyway.. ;)) ... You can graph all you wa...
by winkelman
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

Some feedback on the new beta 12: CPU now shows no-decimal or single-decimal output on the device, the rest is still float/double. It's now like this: cpu: 14% mem: 59.7972% virt: 20.0359% disk: 34.0763% or cpu: 14.5% mem: 59.7972% virt: 20.0359% disk: 34.0763% I'm not sure when it will display sing...
by winkelman
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Services Down??
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

You're probably experiencing a bug in Dude 2.0 beta 11. Services get 'duplicated' and may show 'partially down' while this is not the case. This should be fixed in the next release, so just sit tight :)

(See this thread: http://forum.mikrotik.com//viewtopic.php?t=11789 )
by winkelman
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

Thanks for the feedback!

So you're saying it is not possible to export the configuration (using the export toolbar button), create a clean Dude install, import the exported configuration and end up with a fully working Dude?

Is the import/export not a 'complete' backup?
by winkelman
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: How do you save?
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

You can export (thus: save) your configuration. It's the buttun with the white arrow going into the floppy-disk in the toolbar.
by winkelman
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Port 5032 active?
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

-) yes, it's a simple personal firewall running on the same Win2k notebook where I have started "The dude" before. Well, then it's very normal for the firewall to know which process/program is using initiating or receiving the connection. This info is readily available in Windows. Try this: Go to t...
by winkelman
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Passing an argument to a custom function?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

something like this ? :)
gimme gimme gimme :)
by winkelman
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Passing an argument to a custom function?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

... My table is about 4 screen widths wide.
This might convince your boss to buy you that nice 24" widescreen monitor ;-).
by winkelman
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Apologies if this has been covered in a past topic, but could someone please provide the syntax for running an external application when a device goes down. i.e. I want a batchfile to run locally when one of my web services stops responding. You'll find your answer two (or three) items above your o...
by winkelman
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Port 5032 active?
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

As far as I know, a firewall can only know what program is initialting or responding to a connection if that program is running on the firewall itself. So, did you get the message from the firewall on the machine that was also running dude.exe? Could also be that the firewall detected traffic on a '...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Rediscovering Machine Names
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

You can of course also set 'lookup' to 'address to name' if you have a fixed set of IP addresses with changing devices...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Windows Services
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

You may need a better MIB library for this to work. I'm not sure what The Dude provides since I haven't actually tried this as of yet.
My above probe works 'out of the box'... nothing needed. (Ok, you need to run the SNMP Agent on the to-be-monitored machine :))
by winkelman
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Windows Services
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Create a new probe. Make it as follows (in this eample I am checking if 'OUTLOOK.EXE' is a running process): Name: name your probe anything you'd like Available: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, 1, -1) Error: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUT...
by winkelman
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Rediscovering Machine Names
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

You should set 'lookup' to 'name to address' on all devices (you can select and change setings on more devices in one go). This will update your devices IP address every x minutes.

I don't know if this can be made the default setting for newly discovered devices.
by winkelman
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Non-integer output...
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

Non-integer output...

Although I like the fact we can now work with non-integers if we'd like (and round them if we don't), IMHO the display of '[device_performance()]' should be done with rounded figures. I mean: cpu: 4.3455% mem: 59.7972% virt: 20.0359% disk: 34.0763% may be a bit too much info and makes the device box...
by winkelman
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Features request
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Re: Features request

Another feture request regarding links: make it so you can create an SNMP link that gets it's SNMP data from another source then one of the link ends. Example: This is handy if you've created a link between a manageable router and a 'network cloud' device and then connect several PC's to that cloud....
by winkelman
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SQL server icon
Replies: 25
Views: 7900

- Laptops
FYI: a laptop graphic is already present...
by winkelman
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Re: Notification Question

I have a question, it is possible to run a external program if a device is down?
Yes. Go to Notifiactions and create the 'execute' type notification you want. Once created, you can turn that notification on in any device you want.
by winkelman
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Function help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2875

It seems you're retrieving octets and octets generally are byte-sized values (octet, 8, as in 8 bits, so 0 to 255, wikipedia ). So perhaps there's some confusion about the data-type being returned by your SNMP query, cause the figures you're showing sure aren't byte-sized.? Is there perhaps another ...
by winkelman
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link data rate charts
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Thanks for the info. I have one user that has an automated BOT running that is spiking download at 400K+ every 10 mins. When I look at the hour graph, it shows the 400K spikes. When I change to a day chart, the max of the spikes are 100K. Is there some averaging going on the day/month views vs the ...
by winkelman
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Link data rate charts
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: Link data rate charts

I have some questions regarding the link data rate charts that appear in the window on mouse overs of the displayed link data rates. 1. Can the time period that is displayed be altered. Currently, it appears to do samples every 10 seconds or so. 2. The graphing period is currently one hour. Can thi...
by winkelman
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Feature request: Automatically export charts
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

I agree, would be nice for archiving purposes. So as long as an image with a constant filename is also still exported (for people who built a HTML page around this to display the state of current things on a web page).
by winkelman
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dynamic IP address
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Go into the device and set lookup to 'name to IP' or 'IP to name', whichever you need.
by winkelman
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: MAC address of network device?
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Re: MAC address of network device?

... If you have custom images added to network device, it's better to have links from such device at border (of shape) then have all links in one point... Or... do not put the link-info window (Tx:, Rx:, etc.) on the exact middle of the link as from device center to center, but at the middle as fro...
by winkelman
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

A few more questions: 1. How to you associate the newly added MIB with a hardware element? AFAIK you don't have to. If you've imported the correct MIB(s) it (they) will be used automatically. 2. I'd like to configure my devices to send SNMP traps to Dude. On which port does Dude listen for SNMP tra...
by winkelman
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notification test bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Perhaps the mailadres you use isn't a 'full' address (with @domain.ext) and therefore The Dude thinks it's invalid?
by winkelman
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Total number of wireless clients
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Ah, thanks!

Works on my Cisco 350 that I converted from VXWorks to IOS... I should upgrade all of them to IOS anyways.
by winkelman
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discover doesn't discover everything!
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Hm, no. If these undiscovered devices do respond to pings, than I wouldn't know why they're not discovered. Sorry.
by winkelman
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: dude discover names through dhcp hostnames
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

If your DNS server is aware of the DHCP leases (as mine is) you can use the 'address to name' lookup in the device configuration.

Or, vice versa, the 'name to address' lookup. Handy, if your machines are on dynamic DHCP (as are mine).
by winkelman
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Total number of wireless clients
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

We have Cisco 350 Access Points and I haven't been able to display the number of connected client's nor have I been able to find the correct MIB's.

What OID do you use?
Do you have the correct Cisco MIB's?
by winkelman
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SQL server icon
Replies: 25
Views: 7900

Novell server

And what to do if a machine serves several services (mail, firewall, time, etc.) ? :wink:
by winkelman
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Submap Image Size
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

I'm not sure if this works for subnets, but for other devices you can go to right-click, Appeareance, Image-tab, Scale to change the size.
by winkelman
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discover doesn't discover everything!
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Did you also try discovering with the 'reliable (scan each service)' instead of the default 'fast (scan by ping)' mode?
by winkelman
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 2.0beta8
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Since 2.0b8 I have a small problem with link info boxes (the ones that appear on a link when you've defined it as a SNMP link). Sometimes the values disappear and the box only shows: Rx: Tx: Speed: Hovering over the box also does not produce the popup info box and history chart. Simply opening the l...
by winkelman
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Tools Feature Enhancement
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Let's not make the Windows system folder a bigger mess than they already are :-) You don't have to put putty (or any program) into a folder contained in the windows %path% variable (such as the Windows folder). You can place it anywhere you'd like and just point to it in the Tools configuration in D...
by winkelman
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitor only slected services...
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Right-click the object --> Settings --> Services tab...
by winkelman
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude upgrade failes
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Send me a message (winkelman atatatatat okura.nl) and I will mail you 2.0b4...
by winkelman
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: 2003 Server SP1
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

Yes, I check the status of a 2003 R1 Server here succesfully. I noticed that by default the SNMP Agent on Server 2003 does not allow polling from the LAN. So open the SNMP Service on the server, Security tab and check there. (By default, previous versions of Windows do allow polling the SNMPO agent ...
by winkelman
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Graphs always seem to drop off in the end...
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Graphs always seem to drop off in the end...

There seems to be a slight issue with the graphs. The values at the end of the graph always seem to drop, while this does not reflect the real, actual situation. I suspect this is a minor bug in the graphing code. Here's what I mean: http://www.okuraplaza.nl/temp/Dude-graph-drops-at-end.jpg Just inf...
by winkelman
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with function probes
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Thanks a lot, you're a hero! :wink: For anyone else trying the same thing (OUTLOOK.EXE could be any other process, of course): Available: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, 1, -1) Error: if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, "", "OUTLO...
by winkelman
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Problem with function probes
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Problem with function probes

I'm trying to create a probe that checks if a certain process is running on a PC. I think I've already come a long way. This will return 'true' if (for example) MS Outlook is running and 'false' if not: [if(array_find(oid_column("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.4.2.1.2"),"OUTLOOK.EXE")>0, "true", "false")] So far, s...
by winkelman
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Traffic Speed
Replies: 1
Views: 1410

Re: Traffic Speed

How does The Dude check the transmitt and receive speeds on a network connection?
Through the SNMP queries to the router/switch/PC/etc. (any SNMP enabled device on one end of the link).
by winkelman
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Deploy SNMP to Windows Computers
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Re: Deploy SNMP to Windows Computers

So, my question is this: Does anyone knows a way to deploy SNMP do windows XP Computers in AD?
You might want to hold off SNMP-ing all Windows PC's. See this thread: http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=10398

On topic: I wouldn't know how to deploy the SNMP agent.
by winkelman
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy and SNMP
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Okay, got it. Thanks for the info!
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy and SNMP
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

A, okay. So you can't 'SNMP Walk' devices with unknown (unimported) MIB's. Thanks.
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP queries to PC's causes annoying 3,5" drive noise
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

I'm using Windows XP SP2 with all patches. The SNMP Agent is the one that's included with Windows (Add or remove programs, Add/Remove Windows Components, Management and Monitoring Tools, Simple Network Management Protocol). It's configurable through Administrative Tools, Services, SNMP Service. I ca...
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP queries to PC's causes annoying 3,5" drive noise
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Great, thanks!

And thank you so much for this great piece of software, really nice. (And free, incredible.)
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SNMP queries to PC's causes annoying 3,5" drive noise
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

SNMP queries to PC's causes annoying 3,5" drive noise

I've installed the SNMP service on several Windows machines, so I can check there CPU, memory, etc. status and history from within The Dude 8) . Excellent! But... now every 2 minutes the 3,5" disk drives are trying to read the (empty) drive, because The Dude is enquiring about the storage state of t...
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Where is the trick? Problem with links
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

A fix, great!
Patiently waits... :)
by winkelman
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Motorola Canopy and SNMP
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

I'm a bit of a SNMP and The Dude newbie, but can anyone explain what the benefits of an imported MIB are? I imported a MIB for our KVM switches, but before doing so was also capable of using its SNMP features. Not?
by winkelman
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Need more info on configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4189

Ah, ok, sorry.

Well, the easiest way is to start another Dude-client and connect it to the remote Dude-server.

If you want to integrate the remote networks into one big network map: I wouldn't know how...
by winkelman
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: SQL server icon
Replies: 25
Views: 7900

- mobile phone
- Novell server

Anybody know of a nice little program to create/edit svg images?
by winkelman
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Need more info on configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4189

You need a way to contact the dude-server behind the NAT router from outside. In essence, this is not possible... Except if you map incomming traffic on the Dude port (2210) on the NAT router to port 2210 of the dude-server. This is not something you do in Dude, you have to do it on the specific NAT...
by winkelman
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Need more info on configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 4189

Re: Need more info on configuration

I have many networks I work on that are all doing NAT. They all have a single point of entry with a public ip. How do I make dude see their internal network? You can't. You can only map networks of components that are individually reachable. Devices behind a NAT router aren't. You could put a 'dude...