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by keefe007
Sat May 10, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Shortest Path Bridging (SPB)
Replies: 8
Views: 3425

Shortest Path Bridging (SPB)

What are your plans to add Shortest Path Bridging (SPB)?

I would really love this feature!
by keefe007
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Issue with new CCR
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Issue with new CCR

I started having a weird issue lately with our network I wanted to run it by you guys to see if anyone can provide a solution. First, I have an x86 based mikrotik router running 5.25 and it has been working fine for years. I runs eBGP with multiple upstream carriers and recently we configured iBGP a...
by keefe007
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP multicore support
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

BGP multicore support

when will BGP have multicore support on CCR?
by keefe007
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: CRS226
Replies: 33
Views: 10268

Re: CRS226

Any plans for a full 10gig switch?
by keefe007
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Downstream BGP Peer
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Downstream BGP Peer

Right now I have two upstream BGP peers for internet transit and 5 other bgp peers for local peering with other carriers. Soon we are turning up our first downstream BGP customer and I need a bit of assistance. I've added them as a BGP peer and I've setup an inbound filter to accept their prefixes. ...
by keefe007
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: RouterOS v7
Topic: ROS v6 Suggestions
Replies: 76
Views: 20331

Re: ROS v6 Suggestions

MPLS Fast Reroute - For high speed redundancy of network
by keefe007
Tue May 11, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Network interface Rx Drops
Replies: 40
Views: 12942

Re: Network interface Rx Drops

I'm seeing RX drops on a number of my interfaces as well. I'm running a dual-core system with version 3.30.

Keefe
by keefe007
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Remove BGP Prepend
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: Remove BGP Prepend

Is there a way to assign local pref based on BGP AS Path?

How would prepending incoming routes cause an iBGP loop?

Thanks,

Keefe
by keefe007
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Remove BGP Prepend
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: Remove BGP Prepend

I have to prepend the routes i receive from one of my upstream carriers otherwise all my outbound traffic flows over this ISP. When I prepend one of the upstream carriers I get a more even balance. Prepending is for both incoming and outgoing routes.
by keefe007
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Remove BGP Prepend
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Remove BGP Prepend

I need to send full routes to a peer and I currently have some of my full routes prepended. If I setup an out filter and set-bgp-prepend=0 will it remove all of the prepends that I put in with my inbound filters? If not, what is the correct way to un-prepend routes before sending them out? Thanks, K...
by keefe007
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCSI and SAS support in RouterOS
Replies: 102
Views: 31329

Re: SCSI and SAS support in RouterOS

HP SmartArray
3Ware
Areca
by keefe007
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP and VRRP
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Re: BGP and VRRP

Can you paste your ebgp and ibgp setup?

On the ebgp side, how are you defining the primary bgp session? Are you prepending, using MED, or something else?

Thanks!

Keefe
by keefe007
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP and VRRP
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

BGP and VRRP

I currently have one router and two upstream ISPs. All of my end users are on public IP space. There is no NAT on our network. I run BGP with both upstream providers and receive full routes. I'd like to add a second router for redundancy. What's the best way to configure this? Does anyone have any c...
by keefe007
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 4124

Re: BGP Configuration

metric is not the best way to influence incoming traffic (in fact there's no best way at all to do this) - it depends if upstream ISP accepts MED (some don't - they just reset MED to 0 for any external peering and they're allowed to do that - it's their AS and they don't really have to trust other ...
by keefe007
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: RouterBOARD hardware
Topic: RB1100
Replies: 185
Views: 63974

Re: RB1100

A redundant power supply would be great.

Keefe
by keefe007
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cisco l2protocol-tunnel
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Cisco l2protocol-tunnel

What is the MT equivalent of Cisco's l2protocol-tunnel?

And yes, I'm referring to L2PT, not L2TP.

L2PT: Layer 2 protocol tunneling allows Layer 2 protocol data units (PDUs) (CDP, STP, and VTP) to be tunneled through a network.

Keefe
by keefe007
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP Route Filter Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 680

BGP Route Filter Problem

I have the following router filter on my router:

chain=asprepend_in prefix=122.0.0.0 prefix-length=8-32 invert-match=no action=passthrough set-bgp-local-pref=110

Why does this match 122.0.0.0/24 but not 122.197.127.0/17? How can I match anything falling inside 122.0.0.0/8?

Thanks,

Keefe
by keefe007
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

You can...if you want it to work. ;)

I'm not sure on the filtering part yet because I haven't had to chance to test this.
by keefe007
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

I also asked MT support that same question, but in my case its a /21 cut into multiple /24s.
Hello,

Yes you can add
/ip route add dst-address=XX.XX.XX.XX/21 type=unreachable

and then filter out in bgp filters all /24 routes.

Regards,
Maris
by keefe007
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

Here's was mikrotik support told me: Hello, We have changed behavior a bit. BGP Networks are not advertised if route for this network is not present in routing table. Easiest way how to get back old behavior (if you need it) is to add static unreachable route which matches BGP network. Regards, Maris
by keefe007
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: BGP instance out-filter and BGP peer out-filter
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

BGP instance out-filter and BGP peer out-filter

What is the default behavior for handling situations where one is using both a BGP instance out-filter and a BGP peer out-filter. This used to work fine on 3.23 but now that I've upgraded to 3.28 I'm seeing some issues. It appears that the instance filter is not applied and I'm not able to tell if t...
by keefe007
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

After some more testing it looks like the problem is that my main route/subnet is not being advertised via BGP when I use routing test. I'm advertising three /24s and one /21. The three /24s get advertised but not the /21. Why would that be? All three /24s and the /21 are listed in the BGP networks ...
by keefe007
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Upgrade from 3.23 -> 3.28 Broke Routing

Here's a little bit about my setup: X86 Based Router WAN1 - ISP #1 WAN2 - ISP #2 LAN - All devices on LAN side of router have public IP addresses. I run BGP will full routes from both ISPs. I was running 3.23 with routing-test and I attempted to upgrade to 3.28 with routing-test. I just tried upgrad...
by keefe007
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Re: Port Mirroring

What is the exact name of the chipset/chip needed? Or, what is the exact technology these chips must have to support this?

I would like to find out if there are and pci or pcie based network cards that have this chipset or support this echnology.
by keefe007
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Re: Port Mirroring

What specific chipset is required to make this happen? Are there and pci cards available with this chipset?
by keefe007
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Re: Port Mirroring

You don't think a dual/quad core x86 box or a dual processor multi-core x86 box wouldn't be able to handle that? I have low end 8 port HP managed switches that can do port mirroring.

Keefe
by keefe007
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Re: Port Mirroring

This is supported on some RouterBOARDs that have appropriate switch chips that support port mirroring. For example RB450G and RB750
Would it be possible for you to extend this feature to any kind of network interfaces using software instead of the hardware chips?


Keefe
by keefe007
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Re: Port Mirroring

That doesn't seem to work:

/interface ethernet mirror> set mirror-port=ether5 source-port=LAN
bad argument name mirror-port (line 1 column 5)
by keefe007
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: High Availability Routing
Replies: 1
Views: 3888

High Availability Routing

Currently I have one Mikrotik router connected to two ISPs via BGP. Ideally I'd like to have two routers in an active-active state. All of the devices on the LAN side of my current router have public IP addresses. There is no NAT. Is there a way to implement an active-active setup with the LAN devic...
by keefe007
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring
Replies: 26
Views: 14521

Port Mirroring

Is it possible to do port mirroring on a Mikrotik for monitoring purposes? I see there's a interface ethernet mirror command but I can't figure out how to use it.

Keefe
by keefe007
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: All routes not showing up
Replies: 2
Views: 980

All routes not showing up

I'm running ROS 3.20 and recently I noticed something different. I have two upstream BGP peers and previously I would see a prefix count of ~280,000 or so for each of these peers. When looking at the routing table I would see two full sets of routes (one from each peer) and some were marked active a...
by keefe007
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Forwarding Protocols
Topic: Routing vs Routing-test
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Routing vs Routing-test

With Routeros 3.22 what are the differences between routing and routing-test?

When will routing-test be merged with routing?
by keefe007
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Most stable BGP version?
Replies: 37
Views: 3479

Re: Most stable BGP version?

I'm running 3.20 with the standard routing package on an x86 network appliance. We have 2 BGP peers with full routes and everything seems to be running fine. We do about 800 GB per day of traffic on this router and the CPU load is around 10%.
by keefe007
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: x86 Router reboots randomly when changing queue settings
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: x86 Router reboots randomly when changing queue settings

Mainly adding new queues for new customers.
by keefe007
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: x86 Router reboots randomly when changing queue settings
Replies: 2
Views: 447

x86 Router reboots randomly when changing queue settings

I have an x86 router running 3.16 and I'm having an issue whereby the router reboots randomly when I'm changing queue settings. Sometimes I can add many queue's without issues but other times simply changing one queue setting will reboot the router. This is what the log shows: simple queue changed b...
by keefe007
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: EoIP over open internet
Replies: 1
Views: 465

EoIP over open internet

Can EoIP be used between two routers on the open internet? All of the documentation I have seen shows EoIP over PPTP and not by itself. Does EOIP provide any encryption?

Keefe
by keefe007
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 4694

Re: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade

Well I dont want to do that because I utilize dual-core...otherwise BGP convergence takes 100% CPU.
by keefe007
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 4694

Re: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade

The CPU frequency and CPU count is correct.

And I do have multi-cpu=yes.
by keefe007
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 4694

Re: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade

I know the real traffic amount based on the interface statistics on the devices on either side of my router. I don't have an concrete proof that the CPU is wrong, however, I find it highly unlikely that I'm using 0% ;) Torch is also showing the wrong stats...at least at the bottom where it adds up t...
by keefe007
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 4694

Interface Stats and CPU Usage not correct after upgrade

I recently upgraded one of my routers from version 3.3 to version 3.16. Now with 3.16 I noticed that the Tx and RX rates for interfaces are not displaying correctly in Winbox. For example, Winbox is showing 10.5 Mbps TX on my LAN interface but I know that there's really about 30 Mbps on that interfa...
by keefe007
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: BGP & Unequal Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: BGP & Unequal Routes

Yes the BGP is very stable. I've been using it on 3.x for a long time.
by keefe007
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Axiomtek Hardware LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Axiomtek Hardware LCD

Nobody? I know there are a couple other people on here using this hardware platform.
by keefe007
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: AS Path Prepend
Replies: 0
Views: 503

AS Path Prepend

What is the proper routing filter to prepend 1 AS path on one of my BGP peers? I want this to effect both incoming and outgoing traffic.

Keefe
by keefe007
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Beginner Basics
Topic: Graph Packets Per Second
Replies: 7
Views: 5750

Re: Graph Packets Per Second

Or which exact canopy template has this?
by keefe007
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Axiomtek Hardware LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Axiomtek Hardware LCD

Does anyone here know how to get an LCD on an Axiomtek hardware appliance to work with RouterOS?

Keefe
by keefe007
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Router not sending/receiving routes
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: MT Router not sending/receiving routes

Someone forgot to mention there's a new obscure setting under the advanced tab in the BGP peer for Address family. By default nothing is selected...and at least IP needs to be selected.

To Mikrotik: Why on earth wouldn't you have IP checked by default?

Keefe
by keefe007
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: IS IT NET CUT or WHAT!!??
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: IS IT NET CUT or WHAT!!??

Why dont you give them a static DHCP mapping?
by keefe007
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: MT Router not sending/receiving routes
Replies: 1
Views: 403

MT Router not sending/receiving routes

I got my BGP setup today with ISP #1 and I currently have a session established. For some reason I'm not receiving any of their routes and they aren't receiving mine. When I look in the routeros BGP log I can see the routes coming from them but they aren't being added to my route table. What could b...
by keefe007
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Port Mirroring for traffic monitoring
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Port Mirroring for traffic monitoring

Right now I'm using a switch with port mirroring enabled to monitor all of the traffic that goes in and out of my network. I have NTOP setup on a box connected to the 'monitoring' switch and it works great. Here's how I currently have it setup: ISP-CPE | | Switch----->NTOP | | MT Router | | | | WLAN...
by keefe007
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BGP Question
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: BGP Question

Thanks for the response. The second question I asked was in regards to outbound traffic engineering. I'm wondering what's available to route outbound traffic based on congestion and number of hops (not just ASNs). I'm aware of the basic list of what's needed for a BGP implementation. I have items a ...