So.... Whats the status of Netwatch ?
The release notes on 6.42 show Mikrotik removed almost all the useful functionality. As I was using it to do a variety of things like sense internet connections, monitor network paths, monitor network devices, monitor devices on the network and even light LEDs based on a network device status. I also used it to sense when a router had internet access and then run DDNS. I used it to send txt msgs about the status of a wide variety of things.. So the loss of Netwatch has been a significant blow for me.
Mikrotik has not explained this removal of a really useful RouterOS feature. As far as i can remember this is the first time Mikrotik has removed any feature.
I dont understand WHY it was deprecated.
For some applications im now considering buying Ubiquiti devices as they run a open OS and so I can install any tools I want. Ive never needed a tool not already provided by RouterOS until now. I have some purchases coming up and I need to know what the fate of Netwatch will be. If Mikrotik is not going to restore it, I will need to swap out all customer routers for Ubiquiti to gain the ability to do "netwatch" like functions. For me this would end a very long relationship with Mikrotik that goes back to when they first started making PC Boards and i had to put them in enclosures.
As far as I know this is the only info on this total. From the 6.42 changelog:
*) netwatch - limit to read, write, test and reboot policies for Netwatch script execution;