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by mada3k
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Wrong User and Password 6.45.1
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Wrong User and Password 6.45.1

RouterOS have done some major changes to the username/password management. I recommend to re-set password all local accounts.
by mada3k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 37
Views: 2474

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

I agree that most DOCSIS/cable CPEs is horrible and they should only focus on converting Ethernet to DOCSIS.

If Mikrotik implents the "micronets"-stack, what guarantee is there it will work with an all-in Arris/Technicolor/whatever-only-ISP and will you be able to modify the ISPs rules anyways?
by mada3k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)
Replies: 36
Views: 7832

Re: MikroTik News June 2019 (Issue #89)

LtAP looks really promising but WHY only 16MB of flash? Is a couple dollars really worth sacrificing future compatibility?
by mada3k
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radical change coming for home and small business networking
Replies: 37
Views: 2474

Re: Radical change coming for home and small business networking

So CableLabs will transform the DOCSIS-standard into a propertary SDN concept that will only permit ISP-managed routers/APs? And every client will be micro-managed by the ISP in some way?

Then lets just hope that people will hack the gateways and reverse engineer this stupidness.
by mada3k
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Cablelabs Micronets
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Cablelabs Micronets

I agree that it would be nice if Mikrotik came up with some SDN-SD-WAN -ish orchestration solution. But this area is just so over-hyped for the moment and everyone rushes to be the self proclaimed "leader". It's impossible to support every new SDN-concept or VPN solution that pops up once a week now...
by mada3k
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Mikrotik SFP / Cisco
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Mikrotik SFP / Cisco

The magic "service unsupported-transceiver" command

My experience is that regular 1G MM seems to work fine. Copper SFPs with auto-stuff doesn't. Never tested SFP+.
by mada3k
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: full crypto speedup for MT7621 chipset (e.g. hEX S)
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Feature request: full crypto speedup for MT7621 chipset (e.g. hEX S)

I assume that there is no OpenSSL hardware encryption engine support :-(
What do you mean by "OpenSSL encryption"? What ciphers are you refering to?
by mada3k
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: full crypto speedup for MT7621 chipset (e.g. hEX S)
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Feature request: full crypto speedup for MT7621 chipset (e.g. hEX S)

This is the way generally all SoCs with hardware offload is implented and probably RouterOS as well. This is then interfaced to OpenSSL via Linux standard crypto API (see /proc/crypto)

OpenVPN on Linux uses the same standard crypto API if the correct ciphers i used (e.g AES128/256)
by mada3k
Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: [idea] cAP ax
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: [idea] cAP ax

What is the current market penetration for clients with 802.11ax? Example of phones/laptops?
by mada3k
Sun May 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Feature Request: CRS317
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Feature Request: CRS317

This is a long wished feature (see Feature requests threads) in general.

Generally 98DX83xx looks live impressive chipsets, to bad it only used as a switch.
by mada3k
Sat May 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: KNX Broadcast forwarding between 2 sub-networks
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: KNX Broadcast forwarding between 2 sub-networks

You need to setup a mDNS proxy of some kind. For example use avahi-daemon on a RaspberryPi or OpenWRT-device between the bridges/vlans.
by mada3k
Sat May 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Need more than one SFP interface at the level of $100 and $200
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Need more than one SFP interface at the level of $100 and $200

RB1100AHx4 with 2-4 SFP slots would be very helpful.
by mada3k
Mon May 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: Feature request for v7.x
Replies: 257
Views: 59717

Re: Feature request for v7.x

mDNS proxy is very useful, both home and medium-enterprise.
by mada3k
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: FreeBSD Bhyve
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: FreeBSD Bhyve

kernel and initrd seems to have moved under /boot recently
grub_run0="linux /boot/vmlinuz-64 crashkernel=16M"
grub_run1="initrd /boot/initrd.rgz"
by mada3k
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1097
Views: 192221

Re: Feature requests

IEEE1588 and SyncE would be great, but requires specific support in hardware level.

A more stressful issue is the need for BGP RKPI support.
by mada3k
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?
Replies: 553
Views: 130593

Re: RouterOS v7.0 beta1 - when?

I think there's a high risk that some architectures/platforms will be stuck on ROS v6 for flash-size and toolchain reasons. v7 will probably be ARM and x86_64 only, and will probably lack some features thats simply not portable (I guess MPLS- and tunnel stuff).
by mada3k
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011 Metal temperature is really hot
Replies: 35
Views: 3925

Re: RB4011 Metal temperature is really hot

I'm sure it's designed to be placed laying down, so the air can pass through the fins.
by mada3k
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 1100ah x4 switches are non h/w VLAN-aware?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

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

Yes, RTL8367 is a shitty switch-chipset indeed, but It's mainly used as "port-extender"
by mada3k
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!
Replies: 86
Views: 17008

Re: v6.44.1 [stable] is released!

MAC telnet broken in 6.44.1, appears to be when router has multiple interfaces. Problem on all routers we've upgraded to 6.44.1 whilst 6.44 worked perfectly. We'll need to lab this, to provide more granular detail... Thats worrying, But I can't confirm this at home [xxxxxxxx@rba] > /ip neighbor pr ...
by mada3k
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 43980

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I wasn't asking for an explanation of netinstall.
by mada3k
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 43980

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

And thats unfortunately a security flaw itself. Preferably the whole system should be replaced on update, but at least the the complete startup-chain (kernel -> init -> rc etc..)

Netinstall is not always possible. Can be very remote or hard to reach devices.
by mada3k
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Statement on Vault 7 document release
Replies: 92
Views: 43980

Re: Statement on Vault 7 document release

I'm not sure if this is still the case, but: While I agree that a Mikrotik is "secure" by default (ships with firewall enabled and so on) and other vendors gets their exploits as well. Many vendors have their software contained in a single image file (e.g like Cisco, Juniper) that becomes replaced w...
by mada3k
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware
Replies: 61
Views: 9737

Re: MUM Europe 2019: new hardware

1.5km extended ethernet sounds pointless when single-mode SFP's costs next to nothing today.
by mada3k
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: February Newsletter #87
Replies: 65
Views: 13462

Re: February Newsletter #87

Is it possible that Marvell® Prestera® is the future choice for the CCR-line ?
by mada3k
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Burnt Mantboxes and Netmetal
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Burnt Mantboxes and Netmetal

That quite a lot of soot and burn marks. Looks like far more juice than only PoE.
by mada3k
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB750GR3 support
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: RB750GR3 support

RB750GR3 handles 100/100 fine. For queues I can't tell.
by mada3k
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 40
Views: 6205

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

I agree, SFP-ports is important, however I think all ports should be on the same side.
by mada3k
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Advice me: Hardware for high performance routing
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Advice me: Hardware for high performance routing

Hyper-V is slow. For 10G+ speeds you should run on bare metal - at least. Also for those speeds I think you have to either put your money big players (e.g Cisco, Juniper, Arista etc. with custom ASICs), or well chosen and tuned x86_64 hardware. CCR1072-1G-8S+ can handle some impressive loads of traf...
by mada3k
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Why people pair UBNT APs with MikroTik routers?
Replies: 55
Views: 27764

Re: Why people pair UBNT APs with MikroTik routers?

People chooses UniFI/UBNT because
  • Better looks
  • Better range and performance
  • Simplier and better looking WebGUI

And all above is true - but Mikrotik is far better at routing and more in depth functions.
by mada3k
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Feature request: MQTT Subscribe/Publish
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: Feature request: MQTT Subscribe/Publish

I'm using NodeRed to parse syslog messages and publish event/values to MQTT (wireless clients/dhcp lease)
by mada3k
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Decline of Mikrotik?
Replies: 102
Views: 25640

Re: Decline of Mikrotik?

It will at least give some additional protection for the winbox-protocol (that some does over the Internet) that has been exploited several times.
by mada3k
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: Decline of Mikrotik?
Replies: 102
Views: 25640

Re: Decline of Mikrotik?

I'm also curios (and somewhat worried) where Mikrotik is going nowadays. Trying to compete in the "TR-069 segment" is pointless. Big ISPs only make deals with cheap OEM's like Huawei/Compal/Technicolor where they can control everything. Ubiquti is very strong in "Prosumer" WiFi & WISP solutions. Man...
by mada3k
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: DAC cables on CCR1036-12G-4S not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: DAC cables on CCR1036-12G-4S not working.

CCR1036-12G-4S is gigabit only - not 10G ports.
by mada3k
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: SFP module is extremely hot
Replies: 35
Views: 9615

Re: SFP module is extremely hot

I also noticed this behavior when mixing certian vendors. Why is that?

Does it feed with to high voltage/current or drive the transciever to fast?
by mada3k
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: port security mikrotik crs
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: port security mikrotik crs

I don't think that RouterOS implents any port-security like RADIUS or 802.1x.

Cisco-style "port-security sticky" would be nice.
by mada3k
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MikroTik PWR Line EU - Outdoors [request]
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: MikroTik PWR Line EU - Outdoors [request]

If it's an temporary outdoor setup and the looks doesn't matter, just use armored multimode-fiber or outdoor cat5/6.

I people use this devices at home because running cat5/6 is not an option (concrete walls or rental apartment)
by mada3k
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: HOW TO GET SIM CARD NUMBER
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: HOW TO GET SIM CARD NUMBER

/interface lte info 0 once

the look for the uicc
by mada3k
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: LTE modem, public IP
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: LTE modem, public IP

I have no experience of ZTE but it should be possible to login on the router (192.168.35.1) and enable pass through mode in some way.
by mada3k
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?
Replies: 37
Views: 5098

Re: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?

I agree that Mikrotik sometimes goes in to unnecessary low-price warfare. It would be better to spend some $ to use proper components for the pure non-consumer products.

I'm still curious what the future holds for the CCR line, they are an very important product, and is less price-sensitive.
by mada3k
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?
Replies: 37
Views: 5098

Re: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?

Do you expect full gigabit with IP-firewall enabled trough a $45 device?

As someone mentioned, the RB4011 is not a switch, it will never be good at it.
by mada3k
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Connector type help need
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Connector type help need

Thats a test-point for wireless calibration during manufacturing, not an connector to external antennas.

To use another antenna, the signal path must be cut before entering the built in antenna. This of course is very risky and voids warranty.
by mada3k
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?
Replies: 37
Views: 5098

Re: RB4011iGS+RM no switch settings?

Yes, Realtek is indeed a sad choice. But my guess is that Mikrotik isn't using the RTL8367 for the purpose of a ethernet-switch, it's used for "port extender/splitter" for the 2.5Gbps SGMII channels and are not actually performing any switching port-to-port. If you need to move data in non-blocking ...
by mada3k
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: 2*10gb ports for a CCR ?
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: 2*10gb ports for a CCR ?

Router on a stick works well and many SoHo routers works by this way internally.

I also don't know how a residential customer could saturate 10GbE internet link.
by mada3k
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: Supermicro AOC CGP i2
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Supermicro AOC CGP i2

That looks non-standard. I guess that it's some kind of add-on module for a specific motherboard
by mada3k
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: PWR-Line block diagram - lack of PLC interface?
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: PWR-Line block diagram - lack of PLC interface?

I don't have the PWR-Line but I have a smilar kit from TP-Link (AV1200 8030 something) and it uses Qualcomm/Atheros chipset. Using VLAN works fine. My guess is that the PLC-chipset (AR7420) is connected to one of the (5) integrated ports on the QCA9533 with RMII-interconnect. So it's basically Ether...
by mada3k
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: hardware idea for a multiport switch
Replies: 40
Views: 6205

Re: hardware idea for a multiport switch

Is port-density an actual problem today? Especielly since we're getting affordable 10/25/40GE.

I would like to see an DIN-mounted switch of some kind that fits nice in outdoor/industrial enclousures. Maybe with 6-12 ports and some combos.
by mada3k
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: RouterOS v6 RC and v7 BETA
Topic: v6 RC and v7 BETA
Replies: 126
Views: 22453

Re: v6 RC and v7 BETA

And hopefully some new ARM64-based hardware as CCR replacement.
Indeed. The CCR-line is a key product for many customers. It would be very welcomed with an refreshed version with similar number/type of interfaces.
by mada3k
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming
Replies: 52
Views: 16617

Re: MUM Europe 2018 - New hardware incoming

Nice switches. I was hoping for an RB1100AHx4 with some 2-4 combo/sfp ports.
by mada3k
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100AHx4
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: RB1100AHx4

The bridging/switching is then most likley done in software/cpu.
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