Only issue I know of is that if you turn on the DNS server, then it's an
open resolver by default. You have to add a firewall rule(s) to protect
it. Someone who went in not realizing that would have a problem. I
never used the Mikrotik DNS on a large scale, so it could have practical
limits that I'm not aware of.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Mathew Howard" <mhoward...@gmail.com>
To: "af" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 2/12/2018 3:28:39 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] ISP in a box
A CCR could certainly do DHCP and NAT... I seem to remember there being
some reason that made using Mikrotik for a DNS server a bad idea, but
it would be capable of doing that too.
It doesn't take much to run a DNS server, so it might not be a bad idea
to stick some kind of a little server in there anyway, but I really
don't see any reason why it couldn't all go in a cabinet on the corner
of the street... it wouldn't even need to be a particularly large
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Chuck McCown <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote:
Had a subdivision developer contact me, wanting service for their
hundred or so homes.
I can get DIA close to the area at a reasonable area. It will require
some build but that is OK, that is something I feel some level of
Considering a minimal NOC build.
I asked this question of someone once before and I cannot find their
answer. Not sure if asked on the list or not. But the answer went
something like this:
Buy a big CCR. Hire Linktechs to configure it. Put in a big switch for
the AE SFPs and rock and roll.
I am sure I would need at least one server. DHCP, NAT, DNS?
But can all of that be provided by the CCR?
What is the smallest NOC configuration that could be created?
Batts, rectifier, cooling.
I really could put all this in a cabinet on the corner of the street.