[Mikrotik] My routing problem

john john at rcsaccess.net
Tue Mar 8 07:19:31 CST 2011


We have one concentrator at each tower site for just the customers on 
that tower.  Other than the issues with the reboot and /export the 
Mikrotik runs rather low on cpu.

On 3/8/2011 3:12 AM, Andrew Thrift wrote:
> Hi John,
>
> This sounds quite odd, are you running distributed PPPoE concentrators 
> or bridging back from the towers to a central concentrator ?
>
> 175+ PPPoE sessions on a 450G sounds excessive, for this number of 
> connections we would normally run an RB1100 or an x86 box.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
>
> Andrew
>
> On 8/03/2011 11:19 a.m., john wrote:
>> We have 16 Towers.  Almost 1900 Customers. 3 Points of presence on 
>> the internet (connected together with pptp links).  We are statically 
>> routed right now with a 10.X.0.0/16 to each tower router
>>
>> My problem is my boss wants to assign an ip to a customer with PPPoE 
>> and make that ip work anywhere on the network, with OSPF it is 
>> possible.  We tried it but on the Tower Routers that had 175+ PPPoE 
>> connections the Mikrotiks would not reboot if told in the software to 
>> reboot.  They would power down and not boot back up.  They had to be 
>> hard booted.  Not to mention that if I tried to run /export on the 
>> mikrotik the CPU usage would peg out at 100% and not come down.  Is 
>> there any other way of doing what I need to do.
>>
>> The Mikrotiks in question are all 4.15 or less version.  One is a X86 
>> processor with more than enough hardware.  The others are 450G.  The 
>> Mikrotiks after rebooted are running about 20% or less
>>
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John Babineaux
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