[Linux-aus] strange LAN congestion problem

Paul Gear paul at gear.dyndns.org
Tue Jun 17 21:19:13 EST 2014

Hi all,

I'm not trying to start a fight, but I can't understand why anyone who 
subscribes to the principles of Linux Australia would want to run 
RouterOS.  It's Linux, but with all of the freedom, power, and 
customisability cut out.  Mikrotik's hardware is certainly attractive in 
terms of value for money and reliability (although I've had my share of 
issues with their power supplies), but I'd never use a Mikrotik if a 
Ubiquiti EdgeMax [1] or a generic PC [2] running VyOS [3] (or any of the 
dozens of x86 firewall/UTM distros) would do the job.


[1] http://www.ubnt.com/edgemax
[2] http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsDetail?productId=1745 is 
about the closest thing I've found to router-style hardware in the x86 
world.  Anyone tried them?
[3] http://vyos.net/ - this is my personal favourite, but I'm a bit 
biased since I'm a minor contributor to the project.

On 06/17/2014 02:34 PM, Stephen Argent wrote:
> Hash: SHA512
> Definitely agree re:RouterOS. Slightly learning curve if you come from stuff like Endian or pfSense, but a great product once you get your head around the differences.
> - -Stephen
> - --
> Sent from my Android device.
> On 17 June 2014 11:51:43 GMT+09:30, Jeremy Visser <jeremy at visser.name> wrote:
>> On 16/06/14 21:17, Daniel Bryan wrote:
>>> I'm running a Mikrotik 450G, and after a few hours of initial futzing
>>> to get OpenWRT built and flashed it's been remarkably reliable.
>> The built-in RouterOS is far more fully-featured and easier to
>> configure than OpenWrt (albeit proprietary), so I would recommend first
>> seeing if RouterOS meets your needs before looking at OpenWrt.
>> In my case, I wanted to run Asterisk, so I did end up putting OpenWrt
>> on my RB450G, but I use a separate RB750GL running RouterOS as my main
>> home router.

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