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by pjulian
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)
Replies: 21
Views: 5423

Re: Notification (Execute locally: run a vbs script)

Any reason you have the 2 forward slashes in there before the "B" ? We use server executed notifications constantly with no issues, here is an example of our batch file. d:\mgmtapps\smssender\smssender.exe username password mobilenumber "Service [Probe.Name] on [Device.Name] ([Device.AddressesCommaL...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Are raw SNMP GET's supported
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: Are raw SNMP GET's supported

Not if you already know the OID, just create an SNMP probe and put the OID in there
SNMPWalk just makes the process of creating a SNMP probe easier.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Are raw SNMP GET's supported
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: Are raw SNMP GET's supported

Yes, just setup the device in The Dude, then setup SNMP parameters for it, then use tools/SNMPWalk and locate the OID for the item you want to monitor, then right click on it and select Create Probe. Once you have created the probe, add it in the services tab of the device, then you can monitor it a...
by pjulian
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Functions and Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Functions and Documentation

Hi folks, I am trying to do what seems to be a simple function but cannot find the right commands to do it. I have looked through the forums for hours now for an answer, but there doesn't seem to be anything. I want to create a function that returns free disk space on windows servers, this is availa...
by pjulian
Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27438

Re: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Mate, you are a legend, this works a treat thanks !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Thinking of doing the same, please let us know your findings ASAP clink

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Yes that's what I am having as well, it just doesn't redirect, if you disable the hotspot access through the router is fine on all occasions. I have only seen this problem twice do far, both on 3.11, one seemed to be OK after a reboot, the other is persisting. We run the same config across all of ou...
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

I have just realised also that it is only my 3.11 boxes having this issue, nobody else has complained and we have a mix of 3.0 to 3.9 versions out there.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Interesting comments, I have always used the DNS name and added the entry manually into the static DNs settings, then I set my DHCP for the hotspot clients to be the MT box itself and have never had issues until V3.11 I will have to try your suggestion of manually connecting to the address and try t...
by pjulian
Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Are you able to confirm which changes you made as I have added the IP of our server serving the login page and I still get the proxy errors.

Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance/Load: OpenVPN vs IPSec vs PPtP
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: Performance/Load: OpenVPN vs IPSec vs PPtP

We just use PPTP for all of our management outside of our network, it's simple and is encrypted sufficiently for management traffic. We have around 30 sites connected currently without issue on a mix of 2.9.x and 3.x It's especially handy if you have dynamic IP's out there as well because you don't ...
by pjulian
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Well the cold booting didn't work for me, and I have to wait for the client to test the hotspot for me as it's in another state so I can try the IP-Walled garden setting where I have added our auth servers into. Has anybody come up with a method of testing the hotspot functionality from a remote loc...
by pjulian
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: [BUG 3.x] All Hotspot features based on WebProxy fail
Replies: 18
Views: 5363

Re: [BUG 3.x] All Hotspot features based on WebProxy fail

I have just tried the adding of our login servers to the IP list, we will see what happens. So what I want to know though, is how come when you have transparent proxy disabled in all user profiles and everywhere you can select it, that the user still gets a proxy message when the redirect is happeni...
by pjulian
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

Cold booting hasn't even helped mine, has anybody else got a workaround ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: hotspot redirect still a problem?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: hotspot redirect still a problem?

So whats really going on here ? We run multiple hotspot sites with exactly the same config on each, excepting some basic text for webpage titles and stuff, and redirect all hotspot logins to our webservers. We are currently running ROS3.11 on routerboard 433's. All of sudden with no changes one syst...
by pjulian
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Yes, tried proxy-arp and arp enabled on all interfaces from the wlan to the bridge at the core end.

When I did everything with 3.x I changed nothing, all the defaults just worked like they should.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

For those who may be interested, I found that obviously there is some sort of bug or incompatibility between EOIP on 2.9.x and 3.x. I ended up building two boxes both running flavours of ROS 3.x and the EOIP bridging worked as it should straight away. If there is a problem using 2.9.x and 3.x with E...
by pjulian
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Anybody have any suggestions here ??? This should be so simple. I have now built another box running 2.9.86 just in case it was an issue with 3.10 but it doesn't work either. I have even left the bridges and EOIP interfaces exactly the same and setup a PPPOE server at the other end and the wireless ...
by pjulian
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

DHCP Across Bridge and EOIP

Hi guys, I am having a terrible time getting what should be a simple solution working. We have tested this before and it worked, so I know that it should be working. We have to Mikrotik boxes, one is a RB333 with ROS 2.9.38 on it, the other is Intel based hardware running ROS 3.10. I am setting up a...
by pjulian
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Make sure you are selecting the correct interface for the queue, it must be the interface that the packet leaves the router through.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Great, glad we could help :-)
by pjulian
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I have now tested this using the filters in the bridge itself, you must use an outgoing bridge port definition, you can't queue traffic on an incoming port, only a port of the router that the traffic is exiting out. It does work now, you have to use the setting as Sergejs says, then use the filter s...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I have tried enabling it and setting the packet marking rules but it still doesn't work, is there some trick to getting the packet marking working with the new setup ? I have tried the traditional method in the mangle rules under /ip firewall mangle but I still can't get anything to match the rules,...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

OK, so this is a new option in V3 ? I never had to switch it on in 2.9.x

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Hi Sergejs, nope, that setting is not set, here is the settings I have in my V3.0 test box that I used. 0 R name="bridge1" mtu=1500 arp=enabled mac-address=00:0C:42:21:EB:33 protocol-mode=none priority=0x8000 auto-mac=yes admin-mac=00:00:00:00:00:00 max-message-age=20s forward-delay=15s transmit-hol...
by pjulian
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

OK, on 2.9.40 this works when a bridge is configured with ether1 and ether2 interfaces as ports: 0 chain=forward out-interface=ether1 protocol=tcp action=mark-connection new-connection-mark=test passthrough=yes But, I can reproduce your problem, I can't get the same to work on 3.0 or above, and the ...
by pjulian
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

Let me have a look and see if I can reproduce what you are seeing, for all intensive purposes I believe it should be working.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

You need to use either the prerouting chain or forwarding chain, I think prerouting though. You also need to mark the connection first, then the packet based on that connection. You want the connection mark rule to be a passthrough rule, but the packet marking rule must NOT be a passthrough rule. Th...
by pjulian
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

I don't see why not, just leave the IP addressing out, you will obviously need to identify the ports to mark the traffic correctly and the outgoing interfaces, but I don't see why having the same IP range on both sides will affect it.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PPTP routing problem
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: PPTP routing problem

I would be separating the VPN subnet, my rule of thumb is every interface should have it's own network, PPTP/VPN is no different, unless you have some specific reasons for keeping it the same as the LAN.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge and Shaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Bridge and Shaping

We do this for bandwidth shapers all the time and it works fine. You need to make sure you clearly understand your design, once you do it's straightforward. Oh, and forget you have a bridge, that will only complicate the understanding of the solution. Here is some example lines from a template we us...
by pjulian
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: caching youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 8455

Re: caching youtube

Why don't you identify the traffic by content and use a mangle rule to mark it, then limit the speed of that flow using a queue ?

That might work, won't stop it but will make it impossible to watch the videos and possible to see text if you work it right.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PCI Express 4 Port NIC
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: PCI Express 4 Port NIC

Thanks, those things are like $600, perhaps I will see how we can manage with 2 NICS :-)

Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Please see replies below 1. How will it defait route via the pppoe? if the dhcp server gives out metric of 1? Easy, just set the PPPOE interface to be the default route. 2. Is much overhead with Eoip? Not too bad, as long as you have good gear you won't have an issue 3. Can I encryped or should I us...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Is your office router Mikrotik ?? If so, my suggestion would be to run private IP across your whole network, /30 for each link from your core router to each base station, then allocate a private routed subnet to each base station for CPE's, use DHCP from the base to hand them out. Once you get to th...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCI Express 4 Port NIC
Replies: 2
Views: 761

PCI Express 4 Port NIC

We are wanting to run a HP Proliant DL145G3 server as a core router for bandwidth shaping and lots of other stuff running ROS3.x but it only has PCI-Express slots and no PCI slots. We were wanting to use the Mikrotik 4 Port Gigabit controller but it is PCI, does anybody know of an alternative ? Rega...
by pjulian
Mon May 19, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: Is the Mikrotik PPTP server stable?

Perhaps give us an idea of your network design and somebody can suggest if what you are doing is right, there are many ways to skin a cat as they say :-)

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sun May 18, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Counter
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Counter

Is your customer actually logging out of the hotspot (http://hotspotname/logout) ?? If not then they will never be disconnected unless you have an inactivity timeout set. This means that if the router can't see the user for x amount of time the connection is terminated and the counters stop. If the ...
by pjulian
Sun May 18, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Interfacing User Manager with CRM
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: Interfacing User Manager with CRM

Hey Roberto, we use a custom perl based CRM for our hotspot systems and usermanager. We just do simple creation of scripts in the CRM and FTP them to the usermanager box which runs a regular import script to import the new users. In the hotspot server you have user profiles, you can use the group at...
by pjulian
Tue May 06, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and DNS not resolving some address's
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: Hotspot and DNS not resolving some address's

Sergejs, I am having this same problem with our hotspots ever since having to change to V3 ROS. The RB333's we are using now are coming with V3 so we need to use it, but each install so far is having these same DNS problems, the biggest issue seems to be before the user authenticates, and about 2-5 ...
by pjulian
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14485

Re: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

You are a true legend, thanks mate !
Whilst I know I never pressed this in the first place, perhaps it is enabled by default as it's a new RB unit.

Thanks again !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14485

Re: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

I'm not pressing tab, it is doing it all by itself, I can't stop it, as I try to type commands it just keeps automatically completing them.....

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 14485

How to Disable auto-completion of commands in terminal

Guys, please can somebody tell me how to disable the painful auto completion feature in ROS3, it's driving me nuts ! We configure our new routers by throwing an IP on them, winboxing to them or using a terminal session and then pasting our config into them, but this auto completion thing keeps tryin...
by pjulian
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

You know what, I had that same error and I can't remember what I did to fix it.....

I will see what I can find.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

Those questions are answered easiest by downloading the PDF for hotspot and reading through the customisations and learn how it hangs together, there are examples there which are helpful, but at the early stage you are probably at I recommend reading that first and foremost.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Email backup script

True, but the full config export uses way too much CPU whilst it runs, which can cause problems and even lockups in some situations that we have come across. All we do is document the initial basic setup of the box, allocation of one IP etc to the correct interface, the restore the backup file. As l...
by pjulian
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Email backup script

You are specifying the subject twice and the filename twice, and the first filename is wrong according to your backup command. You don't need to specify the extension of the backup file in the backup command, it automatically gets .backup appended to it. This is more what it should look like: /syste...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Good point, I might just do that !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

I figured it out, I knew it was something stupid, however the problem I had should be documented. What happened was that I created the certificate request, then pasted the details into the CA's website to create the certificate. Once done and the certificate was created, the information was emailed ...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Thanks Max, I have done some extensive searching here and have found people who have SSL working and people who can't seem to get it working, unfortunately the ones who have it working don't cover off many of the challenges. The only thing I can think of is that the certificate I have is no good, it...
by pjulian
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38
Replies: 5
Views: 793

SSL and Hotspot MT2.9.38

Hi folks, we have some Routerboard532's operating as hotspots and want to implement SSL. I have used MT to generate a certificate request, purchased a SSL certificate based on that request, then uploaded it to the Routerboard and imported it. When I do the decrypt it asks me for the passphrase and t...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Redirect hotspot user to different page

OK, firstly we modified the login.html page to redirect to our login page script: *****login.html**** <html> <title>...</title> body> <form name="redirect" action="https://yoururl/scriptname.cgi" method="post"> <input type="hidden" name="mac" value="$(mac)"> <input type="hidden" name="ip" value="$(i...
by pjulian
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Email backup script

In your code above you have the line set server= from="souris-mikrotik@home.com" This is not going to work, you have to either define the server and sender address each time you send the email, or define it something like this /tool e-mail set server=1.2.3.4 from=fred@isp.com Doing it this way will ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot and CGI Scripts - Proxy Errors
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

Hotspot and CGI Scripts - Proxy Errors

Hi, we are trying to setup a redirect from a hotspot running 2.9.30 to a cgi script on a backend server. We have setup a really basic login.html which has simple form which when the user accepts the details on the form and clicks the OK button it runs a form action of the URL for our cgi script. On ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email backup script
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Email backup script

This is what we use, nice and simple, we just schedule it to run at midnight each day. Obviously you need to set the smtp server name and sender address before any emailing can work. /system backup save name=daily_backup /tool e-mail send to=fred@mystuff.org subject "Config Backup" file daily_backup...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 27438

SNMP OID for Qty of Wireless Clients Connected

Hey guys, does anybody know how I can get the amount of wireless clients connected using SNMP ? I have trolled through the SNMP walk and can't find anything that relates to this value. I want to be able to graph the amount of clients connected to an AP every 5 minutes using MRTG. Any suggestions wou...
by pjulian
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Hotspot Hit Counter
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Hotspot Hit Counter

Has anybody out there implemented a hit counter on their hotspot running Mikrotik ? We have ads on our login pages and would like to be able to give our advertisers statistics on the hits they are getting. I don't want to use some third party service if possible, I know there are plenty of free ones...
by pjulian
Mon May 21, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager web front end
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Sergejs, you say it's currently not possible, but you also say that it will be possible in future releases. Are you able to elaborate on when the future might be ? Some of us a rolling these things out at a reasonable rate and may want to hold off if it's not too far around the corner rather than ha...
by pjulian
Mon May 21, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager web front end
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

ANy news on this by any chance ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Sat May 05, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Forwarding not working
Replies: 23
Views: 3431

Rule 6, you need to change to dst-port, then try to connect again, making sure of course that you disable the relevant forward rule for port 22. What I was trying to get you to do is connect to the port 22 (SSH) on the mikrotik itself just to ensure that you can get port 22 into the router. Also, I'...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Allow users to connect directly to each other
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

You may want to consider a bridged network then. All of your customers would then appear to be on the same network. This does however introduce other potential problems such as security and broadcast traffic, you could also consider VLANS for the customers that needed to talk to each other. It's har...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Forwarding not working
Replies: 23
Views: 3431

So you can definately connect to these ports OK from inside the network, and you can definately ping your public addresses from outside ? Maybe temporarily allow port 22 in the input chain and test to make sure you can SSH to the router itself, work through it piece by piece. You rules look OK to me...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Change Mikrotik device port number
Replies: 0
Views: 1306

Change Mikrotik device port number

Hi guys, anybody know how, of if it's possible to change the default port number that the Winbox tool uses in the Dude ? I, like probably a lot of other people run the Winbox stuff on non standard ports for more security, and would like to be able to connect to the devices using the non standard por...
by pjulian
Fri May 04, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "download" & "upload" limits
Replies: 10
Views: 5312

Sergejs, you may not be able to add it in the Mikrotik User Manager batch creation process, but you can generate a file which you can then use as a script to create your users, and by using the group-name attribute you can control the user profile that the user uses. Too many use's in that sentence ...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Execute function help
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Abertram, I can't help you with the code sorry, but can tell you that the probes run from the servers perspective and things like the tools are run from the client.

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude Ping Timeouts. Debugging
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

I have had this problem since 2.0, and still have it. I find it more when a device goes down, sometimes the dude doesn't know when it's come back up, even though you can use the Dudes on ping test and it works, plus a command line ping from a PC works, but dude doesn't start seeing the device respon...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Allow users to connect directly to each other
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

To let users talk to each other on wireless AP you must enable forwarding between them in the wireless interface setup. If you wan't your users to be able to talk IP further than that you will need to configure the appropriate IP addressing and routing to perform such a function. From what you say y...
by pjulian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: "download" & "upload" limits
Replies: 10
Views: 5312

I wrote a database to handle all this, it constructs a text file which I FTP to the MT box running user manager. It then has a script that runs every 15 minutes to import the new users. By setting the group name in the user attributes, this determines which user profile is used. If the profile doesn...
by pjulian
Wed May 02, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 53887

My apologies, it does seem to come across, it just doesn't seem to be reliable. Sometimes when using a script to do the save and load it doesn't save, or it doesn't load fully.

Any suggestions guys ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed May 02, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: User Manager Feature request - sticky please?
Replies: 193
Views: 53887

Any progress on the redundancy for user manager ? We to require this functionality urgently, we thought that when the database save and load was released that it would allow you to save from one machine and load to another machine, however the users statistics such as uptime and usage don't come acr...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird RouterOS problem
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Fair point, but I wouldn't consider that I was changing the config really by just adding a comment. The router had been running for a couple of weeks before I added the simple comment. I should try to SSH to and and do the same thing next time I am on site just in case it is a winbox thing. Thanks P...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird RouterOS problem
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Weird RouterOS problem

Hi Folks, just thought I would ask about this to see if anybody had seen a similar problem to one I experienced last night. I am running RouterOS 2.9.40 in Intel hardware, been running for 3 weeks now without issue. Router has 3 main interfaces, public, private, and one other. We have about 5 public...
by pjulian
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Thanks for the suggestion. After spending another 6 hours trying everything I could think of I found a good solution. What I have done is created all users under 1 subscriber, but for each user I have defined a group name within them. This group name matches hotspot user profiles on the router. So, ...
by pjulian
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Any other suggestions on how I might be able to get around this ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notification bug ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Email Notification bug ?

We are running dude 2.2 and have multiple devices selected to notify us when down and back up using two email notifications. The first sends us an email, the second sends us a SMS message via an email address with our mobile phone provider. Dude doesn't seem to be able to do both when it notifies, w...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

The main problem is from what I can see, is that the customers belong to the subscriber. I have a similar problem which I have raised in another thread about customer separation, and MT suggested I use a different subscriber for each customer, which in your case I think would help. However i my case...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Voucher Template Customization Code
Replies: 10
Views: 6444

This is great, but when can we get this variable for us in the status page or other hotspot webpages ?

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Customer permissions????
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Yeh, I find that a bit strange as well. The way I read it is that the subscriber is at the top of the tree, then customers under that, then users under each customer, although when you create customers and then login to usermanager as them, you can see all users of other customers of the same subscr...
by pjulian
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Sergejs, I set everything up ready to go, added multiple subscribers, added users in each one, and all seemed to be OK. This is how I set it up. One subscriber called "PUBLIC", 2 other subscribers called "CUST1" and "CUST2". PUBLIC is for all public paying customers, CUST1 and CUST2 are for conferen...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Thanks for the idea Sergejs, I'll give that a try.
I did try to create a second subscriber the other day, but once I created it I couldn't log in through the user manager web interface.
I'll try again and test what you suggest, I think that might just work !

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Oh, that's a shame. Why I want to do it is that some of the hotspots have conference centres, and the customers want to use the hotspot for the conference centre access as well as the public hotspot use, but they don't want somebody to use their public hotspot if they got given time for free at anot...
by pjulian
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Separating hotspot users
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Separating hotspot users

Hi, I have been trying to find out if user manager supports this feature, but can't really figure it out. I'm hoping somebody can shine some light on it for me. If I have 5 hotspots all authenticating back to one central MT box running user manager, what is the best way to separate those users so th...
by pjulian
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Thanks, just figured it out this morning.
What I did was in the redirect from the login.html page to the status page, I sent the link-orig parameter with the redirect to my status page, then I grabbed that paramater again to use in the hyperlink.

Thanks for your help

Regards
Paul
by pjulian
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Redirect hotspot user to different page
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Redirect hotspot user to different page

Hi, I want to redirect my hotspot users to the status page instead of the page they originally tried to go to after login, and then have a link on the status page for them to continue on to where they orginally wanted to go. I can get the redirect to the status page to work fine, but how do I carry ...
by pjulian
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Uptime Limit variable for hotspot html pages
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

Uptime Limit variable for hotspot html pages

Is anybody able to tell me what (if any) is the variable to use for the total uptime limit of a hotspot user to insert in a webpage ? I can find session-time-left which is the actual time the user has left, but not the total time or time limit allocated to the user. The uptime variable is also avail...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: block default page on MT
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

Why not change the default www port on the router to something else, then tell the user to go to some webpage on your website or something with a link to the router http://routername:port_number_you_changed_www_to/user. This is how we get around the problem, it also removes an open port 80 on your r...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager Disk Space requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Thanks a lot Sergejs, so I think the 4Gb I have allocated should be sufficient :-) Also, do you know if I buy a LEvel 5 license, can I upgrade to Level 6 ? I have tried to upgrade an existing Level 5 license in the license management section of your website, but it says it has all the features and c...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: Usermanager Disk Space requirements
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Usermanager Disk Space requirements

Mikrotik guys or anybody else, could you please advise recommended disk space requirements for user manager. I am just about to purchase L6 license to use as a basic central admin system for hotspot users, and I need to get an idea of how much disk space will be consumed, and if there is anyway to c...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: UseManger and PPPoE Maximum clients with Level 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6202

I have to agree with Giepie here. Whilst I also agree that the UM licenses should increase with the license levels, I think that if you are using UM in a serious way to run multiple hotspots or similar, then purchase a Level 6 license and put it with you back end infrastructure on a proper server. I...
by pjulian
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The User Manager
Topic: block default page on MT
Replies: 19
Views: 5692

You know how you could handle this is to perhaps set up a DNS record in the router of whatever, say, user.customer.com and point that to an IP address of a web server somewhere in your network. Set the default page on the webserver to do a redirect to the correct usermanager page and you're sorted. ...
by pjulian
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

I also found this to be a problem initially, and it turned out to be that Dude alerted once for a state change from up to unstable, then for the state change from up to down. You seem to have selected the items that are most logical, like I did, but I ended up just keeping up to down and down to up....
by pjulian
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

The import script is exactly as I wrote in my previous post, just the import command with the script name, really simple. Here is an example of a script that I import to run blacklists and whitelists: ****************************** /ip firewall rule blacklist :foreach i in=[/ip firewall rule blackli...
by pjulian
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

I always upload to the default location (FILES) and then use the scheduler to run the scripts and have never had an issue. They don't actually appear as scripts because they are files with script commands in them. Only a script they you have created within MT will appear in the script window. You mu...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Encryption help.....
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Encryption help.....

Hi All, I have a couple of sites running in a hub and spoke config using DSL with 3 sites going back to the main one using PPTP VPN, all using MT boxes 2.9.x. With the connection to one remote site, and only one, I get errors "Terminating.... - Encryption got out of sync" in the logs of the main rou...
by pjulian
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to upload a script using FTP?
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

Your script must have an extension of .rsc and to run it, just upload it to your router using FTP (binary mode) and then use the scheduler to run the script by using the command "/import scriptname.rsc" I do this all the time to dynamically update firewall rules and it works a treat. Some commands d...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Dude suggestion

Hi Guys, I have been playing with Dude v2.0 Beta3 and was wondering if there was a chance of getting what I believe to be a very useful thing added. It would be great if you could disable a device so that it wasn't polled, then enable it again when you needed it polled again. It seems logical that y...
by pjulian
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless Networking
Topic: Hotspot Filters and priorities
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Hotspot Filters and priorities

I have been trying to figure out how to give different traffic priorities to different users who authenticate using the hotspot service. I can assign the bandwidth fine using user profiles, but I just can't figure out how to use the Incoming and Outgoing Packet Filters. I assume (....) that when you...
by pjulian
Sat May 06, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: transparent traffic shaper
Replies: 35
Views: 9498

Guys, Here is a template that I use to create bandwidth management queues. First it creates the marking rules, then it creates the queues. I use this to manage a number of links from a datacentre, and it works fine with 2.9.17 and bridged interfaces. I also have one for 2.8.x as well. Let me know if...
by pjulian
Sat May 06, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Limit on Bytes column in queue tree
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Limit on Bytes column in queue tree

Hi, Does anybody know if there is a limit on the amount of bytes shown in the "Bytes" column under queue trees ? I have some queues setup, and they are working fine, but I'm sure that there has been a lot more data match the queues than it is saying. I'm wondering if MT might wrap the bytes amount w...
by pjulian
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Links between devices
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Legend !, thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Links between devices
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Links between devices

Hi, Does anybody know how I can create a link between devices in Dude ?
I can create a link from a subnet to a device, but I can't add one from a device to a device which I would like to be able to do.
any suggestions ?
Thanks
Paul
by pjulian
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radius & MySQL Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Thanks Ken, but I think you need linux/Unix for Freeside, is that correct ? I'm starting to teach myself how to talk to a MySQL DB with Perl and see where I get with that. If I can read in the info from the accounting logs, then rewrite the user records in mysql that Radius looks at, I should be rig...
by pjulian
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Radius & MySQL Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Thanks. I believe Alepo is quite expensive, any idea on the price of Rodopi ?

Paul
by pjulian
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radius & MySQL Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Radius & MySQL Question

Just wondering if anybody has done something similar to the following, and could either offer me suggestions on a product to use, or some chargeable scripting time to do it. I need to be able to do the following for a hotspot type service: - Provide user with webpage to setup a password from an exis...
by pjulian
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roaming hotspot users and radius
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Also, I am using a user file for user attributes and standard radius accounting log on my radius server (Freeradius)
by pjulian
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roaming hotspot users and radius
Replies: 3
Views: 966

I can get the accounting working fine, but what I can't figure out is how do I use the accounting information that the AP sends back to the radius server to modify the user attributes and reduce the uptime and/or usage left for the user ? For example: User1 logs on and gets radius attributes saying ...
by pjulian
Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT + WLAN interface u have this config come in
Replies: 1
Views: 665

The best thing to try would be to run the hotspot setup wizard, it sets everything up for you and it's very easy. Just select your WLAN interface as the hotspot interface and you should be fine. It might also be a good idea to keep your WLAN interface and network on a separate IP range to your ether...
by pjulian
Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roaming hotspot users and radius
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Roaming hotspot users and radius

I have been trying to figure this out for some time now, and hopefully sombody may be able to help. How do you track a users login time and bytes in/out when they roam between hotspots when using radius to authenticate them? I am using freeradius, MT, and hotspot feature in MT. I can't understand ho...
by pjulian
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Page Modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Good point, that would be the logical way to approach it, I'll give that a try in the next couple of days.

Thanks

Paul
by pjulian
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Page Modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

I want to use 2.9 but I don't think that it will upgrade all of my firewall rules, maybe I'm wrong, but I have a lot of config and I know the format of the firewall rules and things are different in 2.9

Paul
by pjulian
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hotspot Page Modifications
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Hotspot Page Modifications

Hi, I am trying to make the hotspot servlet in 2.8.28 redirect to another page other than the one the user orginally requested. In the MT documentation it says how to change this to make it happen, however when I make the changes it makes no difference, the user still gets redirected to their reques...
by pjulian
Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle Reliability Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Correct, but a packet will only match an accept rule if the criteria is correct. But what I'm seeing is that you create a passthrough rule for example, and in the middle of the list it does nothing, doesn't match any traffic, but at the top of the list it matches traffic. YOu then move it back to wh...
by pjulian
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mangle Reliability Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Mangle Reliability Question

Hi, I have been setting up some bandwidth management for a customer using MT 2.8.28 and all has been relatively well. However, sometimes when I create a new mangle rule, it does nothing, no matching of data. However, when I move the rule to another location in the list, like the top, it then starts ...
by pjulian
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to create a script from a txt file on MT Router
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

Thanks very much, I will give that a try.

Regards

Paul
by pjulian
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: How to create a script from a txt file on MT Router
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

How to create a script from a txt file on MT Router

Does anybody know how I can dynamically create a script in MT from a txt file on the box ? I want to be able to have a script which runs every 1 minute or so, and that script reads a file in from the router, which is FTP'd to the router, and then creates a script from that file which is then execute...
by pjulian
Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: nstreme
Replies: 33
Views: 26261

I also see very low speeds with nstreme. I am using two 2.4Ghz PC's with 512MB RAM, Atheros AR5212 b/g cards running in G mode. I have tried so many different combinations of settings that I don't think there are any left ! During bench testing, using the standard "rubber duckie" antennas, I can onl...
by pjulian
Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wireless Cards [Netgear WG311]
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Wireless Cards [Netgear WG311]

Folks, just went out and bought a Netgear WG311 V2 card today to start some more testing with my MT box, but it won't recognise it. I checked with Netgear, and they say it is the AR5212 Atheros chipset, which the supported device list indicates will work, but it just does not show. Any suggestions o...