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MikroTik is a Latvian company which was founded in 1996 to develop routers and wireless ISP systems. MikroTik now provides hardware and software for Internet connectivity in most of the countries around the world.

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  • Question about central or cloud management
    If you have a powerful enough router in the network, one of your options is to use The DUDE (Documentation). Note that DUDE requires IP access to WinBox from the management network. For some more features, you should also enable SNMP on your routers. DUDE server can also host a syslog server, so you can have centralized log ingestion. The downside of this solution is that it's unfortunately not a fully-featured... - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Share your greatest free tools
    The Dude” is what the tool is called (yeah I don’t know why they called it that either). It’s a client-server application and the server nowadays only runs on a Mikrotik router as a separate package. You could use any Mikrotik router but since it’s heavy on logging I use a Mikrotik CHR as a VM just to host the dude. The free CHR license gives you 1Mbps throughput which for SNMP monitoring is plenty. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Hi, i have a question
    MikroTik has a software called The Dude, that runs on some sort of computer acting as a server (an always on computer to receive, monitor, and store the data collected from the statistics). This would be the best way to achieve what you want to do (collecting user usage statistics and storing it in one place). - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • MikroTik - The Dude - No more active development, resume unknown
    Https:// Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Can't find RouterOS for TheDude.
    You need to downlaod the the dude app to acces the data. You will need to download the same version of the server one. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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