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by gmsmstr
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks

Correct, the CPU gets maxed out while receiving and bringing in those routes.
by gmsmstr
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NetworkPro on firewalling
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: NetworkPro on firewalling

Please note, that unless you know exactly what all of those rules do, please do not install something that you don't know what its doing.
by gmsmstr
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ROS 3.22 - Dell PowerEdge 860 - Locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: ROS 3.22 - Dell PowerEdge 860 - Locked out

Disk issue?
by gmsmstr
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Hardware to run ROS Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: New Hardware to run ROS Questions

Just remember, there quite abit more to getting a high-preformance RouterOS system than just slap some NICs in a PC and it will do GigE routing. IRQs, buss limitiations, etc all have to be taken into account!
by gmsmstr
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maximum bandwidth with Quad Core and PCI-E
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

Re: Maximum bandwidth with Quad Core and PCI-E

There is a lot more to it than just simple CPU usage. PCI buss design and limitiations, IRQs, testing application, etc. So just buy putting some hardware togeather, don't mean its a good design. There is lots more to it than just build it and it will work!
by gmsmstr
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Hardware to run ROS Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: New Hardware to run ROS Questions

I would personally stick with what is on the HCL. There are many factors when building your own system, and you never know if there is going to be an incompatability. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported ... 86_Systems is where you want to look.
by gmsmstr
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple Radius Boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Multiple Radius Boxes

We had a config in FreeRadius that never sent a deny. It would send an accept, but if it was not found in the database, it simply would not reply, then it would go on to the next server. Watch your ping times and bw though to the first server, as you will want to keep your timeout value low enough f...
by gmsmstr
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Interesting Hotspot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Interesting Hotspot problem

The linksys should have its DHCP server turened off, and the hotspot port should be plugged into the lAN segment of the linksys. Should not use the linksys WAN port.
by gmsmstr
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks

7200s do the same thing when they first receive full BGP tables.
by gmsmstr
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks

You could, but why! No need!
by gmsmstr
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOTSPOT CONFIGURATIPON
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: HOTSPOT CONFIGURATIPON

I would suggest http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html if you need something quickly!
by gmsmstr
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS

any PCI slot can handle that as its a "PCI" system, that just gets it power from there. Usually don't turn on and off the system though. Plenty of other options though out there.
by gmsmstr
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP and NAT on a single router
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: BGP and NAT on a single router

I would assume that you don't have a masq rule.
by gmsmstr
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Help wanted searching for a server to run ROS

Would prefer not to have to worry about that hardware that much! Regardless, I don't know of a 'server" that will do it.
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transperant Proxy in a remote machine
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: Transperant Proxy in a remote machine

DST NAT rule! :) Or perferred, a web proxy with parent.
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vpn between two mikrotiks
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: vpn between two mikrotiks

Any kind you wish! :)
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks

The only moving parts are the fans in the unit. ;) We use speicalized CF card for the OS, and if you want a hard drive option for caching, you can choose SSD drives as well :)
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SOLVED! Winbox on Windows-7 using MAC Address doesn't work
Replies: 21
Views: 21731

Re: Winbox on Windows-7 using MAC Address doesn't work

Works perfectly fine on my Win7 box.
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Queues
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Queues

You cna create a rule that matches data coming from the Proxy system. This rule has to say at the top of the list, so you will need a script to do that :)
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Max PPPoE Session
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Max PPPoE Session

They run RouterOS without issues! http://www.mikrotikrouter.com. I have also done quite a few, around 800 on a RB1000... Its also important to note that standard PC hardware is sometimes not the same, as you have changes in drivers, PCI Buss limitations, etc. So, hard to say.
by gmsmstr
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Max PPPoE Session
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Max PPPoE Session

We have PowerRouter 732s running 3000+ PPPoE Sessions, and 2282s with over 9k..
by gmsmstr
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: RB1000 + Full BGP Table + OSPF Downlinks

I would assume receiving all of your routes would be the issue rather than the OSPF. I.e. when your BGP peer come up, it consumes 100% cpu during the receive of the routes. This is something that the PowerRouter does (multi-core) much better. Its not really an issue with RouterOS, but more of a sing...
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox

Depends on what you want! lol .. Is a full custom application, so its whatever you wish. I would suggest taking this offlist if you would like to e-mail me at dmburgess@linktechs.net, we can talk more about it.
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox

These apps are custom made for our clients, so no. If you want one made for you, we can do that, but there is cost involved.
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Web system for RouterOS as Winbox

We have deliveloped several custom applications for RouterOS. Its all in the API, you can't change the web interface.
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?

online users?.. They avg between 1000-3000, it goes up and down as its a univerisity, a number of subnets too. :) The built in system can handle thousands of users, just not well. Its optimized for a VERY few units, 100 or so MAX, we had about 5000 users in it at one time, but even one high end har...
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?

around 100-200 at most with internal auth, with external, we have PowerRouter 732s running 3,000 hotspot users.
with 3000 users, what is the cpu level?
could suports 10000 users ?
Sorry, they run around 200-300 meg of data, so around 20% or so.
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?

around 100-200 at most with internal auth, with external, we have PowerRouter 732s running 3,000 hotspot users. with 3000 users, what is the cpu level? could suports 10000 users ? Would really depend on other factors, bandwidth, rules etc. If you need more power though, I would not see a reason why...
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fiber Converter/Switch
Replies: 13
Views: 2430

Re: Fiber Converter/Switch

The CLOSEST you can come to that is a PowerRouter 732, as they are reated up to 120F, the 1000s are only rated for 105F I belive. The 732 has a 2 port Fiber option as well. www.mikrotikrouter.com. However, if you need the fiber but 1000 or smaller board will work, then I would suggest http://www.mik...
by gmsmstr
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: how many Hotspot clients support Mikrotik routeros?

around 100-200 at most with internal auth, with external, we have PowerRouter 732s running 3,000 hotspot users.
by gmsmstr
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published
Replies: 47
Views: 14143

Re: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published

There is no ebook published, just softcover. YOu can order on-line at htt://www.routerosbook.com though. It should be on amazon in a few weeks.
by gmsmstr
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MY server is too small: how to grow ?
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: MY server is too small: how to grow ?

Upgrading to user manager will speed things up, as 1/2 of your CPU usage is the database lookups! 100 or so is about the max. I know someone will go SPAM SPAM, but visit http://www.mikrotikrouter.com. The 732 I have seen upwards of 300 meg of traffic and 2800 PPPoE sessions, and the 2200 there is on...
by gmsmstr
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: iBGP in place of OSPF
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: iBGP in place of OSPF

Kinda why I am asking. I think I just forgot about the route reflection.
by gmsmstr
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: iBGP in place of OSPF
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

iBGP in place of OSPF

I am wishing to use BGP in place of OSPF. One AS, private for now. If I just simply start adding BGP peers to the network, once I get 3-4 hops out, the IPs start to drop off at the end with TTL issues. Looks like all of the routes are being added at a cost of 200 at every interface vs their internal...
by gmsmstr
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Mikrotik Learning Book
Replies: 24
Views: 35618

Re: Mikrotik Learning Book

by gmsmstr
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: First "ROUTEROS" Book Published
Replies: 47
Views: 14143

First "ROUTEROS" Book Published

I DO APOLOGIZE FOR THE AD: However, I know there are some people that will find this of interest to them! ss01 Aug. 25 16.37.jpg Link Technologies, Inc, along with the Author, Dennis Burgess, is proud to offer the FIRST, Mikrotik RouterOS book on the market. Learn RouterOS, will take you though Rout...
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: OSPF ERROR, HELP !
Replies: 7
Views: 8101

Re: OSPF ERROR, HELP !

anyt updates. seeing this on a network now too.
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sonicwall vs mikrotik
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: sonicwall vs mikrotik

cheaper, do more, faster, better in every way.
by gmsmstr
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: installing RouterOs on IBM server
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: installing RouterOs on IBM server

I do not believe RouterOS supports SAS drives. I would suggest using hardware from the Supported Hardware list. http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported ... 86_Systems
by gmsmstr
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN
Replies: 16
Views: 24248

Re: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN

You can do it with WINS or DNS. DNS would be better.
by gmsmstr
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN
Replies: 16
Views: 24248

Re: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN

First, I do apologize if I came across the wrong way. That was not my intent, So I do apologize if i did.

However, with or without a domain, you can make that work just fine. :) A domain is not a requirement.
by gmsmstr
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Network instability - issue learning/remembering routes
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Network instability - issue learning/remembering routes

I would suggest taking the advice from the forum, or hiring a consultant on the MT consultant list. I'm sure they can get you squared away in no time.
by gmsmstr
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN
Replies: 16
Views: 24248

Re: HOWTO: Windows File & Print Sharing over PPTP VPN

Simply put, file sharing and print sharing over a PPTP VPN is perfectly fine. THe fact that the admin don't know how to make it work shows this. RouterOS transports the IP network over, no prob. The rest is windows software and systems to make it work right. I have businesses that have 20 sites with...
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Lots of Filter Rules...
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Lots of Filter Rules...

Remember, that most firewalls can not just be "copied" without at least an understanding of what they are doing. Some common "scripts" that are out there commonly block known good ports, so be careful and if you don't know what they all do, don't load them, or have a consultant help you out by going...
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterOS x86 isn't routing
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: RouterOS x86 isn't routing

Yep, sounds like some little check box or small issue. I would suggest getting a Mikrotik consultant to take a look at the box. http://www.mikrotik.com/consultants.html is a listing :)
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: RouterOs Problem with more than 150 hotspot user
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: RouterOs Problem with more than 150 hotspot user

We have hotspot users numbering into the 3000 on one box, not such as small machine, but we do have them running, 80-100 meg of data without issues.
by gmsmstr
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: web browser cache in RB433
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: web browser cache in RB433

A Consultant could help you best, I would contact one of them. However, all you have to do is create a transparent proxy rule. Its well documented. As far as caching of youTubed, not going to work, as that breaks HTTP standards, again well discussed here on the forums.
by gmsmstr
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is the 1000U model something for me
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: is the 1000U model something for me

The 1000U is a great product, if you need a few more ethernets you can move to a supported x86 product, http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported ... 86_Systems is a great place to start.
by gmsmstr
Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Primitive WISP Redesign
Replies: 20
Views: 3589

Re: Primitive WISP Redesign

Keep in mind that the 1000 is not the only options. We make the PowerRouter 732 and 2200 series units as well. These we can add Fiber interfaces in, as well as we offer fiber conversion products as well. We do quite a bit with the fiber on the 2282 plus it gets you 10 GigE Copper interfaces as well....
by gmsmstr
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: Find text inside NAME field
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Find text inside NAME field

I have a need to do somehting like

/queue simple set parent=parent where name contains "name"

or even starts with. I have a few hundred queues that I need to apply a setting too, but can not due to this fact. :(