[Mikrotik] Strange FTP problem

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Tue May 1 17:23:37 CDT 2012


Well ya, 10 minutes of doing the import manually.  But the whole point
is to not waste 10 minutes on something that should be a problem of
the past.

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On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Butch Evans <butche at butchevans.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 16:49 -0400, Josh Luthman wrote:
>> I've tried restoring on 532, 493, 411, 433 with enough failures that
>> it is faster to just do the import while reading the export line by
>> line.  Other boards I've just replaced and done a template from the
>> wiki or just did what needed to be done to make it work.
>
> about 90% of the routers on MOST of the WISP networks I've dealt with,
> you only need about 10 minutes to configure a replacement.  Backups are
> important only for those routers that get changed often.  For example, a
> router with a DHCP server or PPPoE concentrator without RADIUS
> authentication.  Beyond that, you are only a couple of minutes to get a
> router replaced.
>
> This brings up an important concept related to scalable network design.
> For my networks, I had routers that were Access points, which had a
> pppoe server or dhcp server, ran OSPF and had some firewall rules on
> them.  I could take the configuration from ANY of the routers on that
> network, change a few IPs and restore from that.  Other routers were
> used in a core routing function.  Again, just a few changes and all
> routers with that function were interchangeable.  Since all of the
> "unique" stuff, like IP address ranges and such, were centralized on a
> RADIUS server, the need for complicated backup strategies didn't
> exist.
>
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