Archive for July, 2008

Mikrotik’s Interface Routing Option

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Over the course of the past several days, I have seen a significant number of folks who misunderstand the proper use for the new interface based routing option in MikroTik’s RouterOS.

First, what is interface routing anyway?  In order to understand the answer to this question, we first have to understand how network communications works.  More specifically, we will discuss how IP communications happens.


Basic iptables tutorial

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
In this article, I will provide a brief tutorial for using iptables.  This article applies specifically to ImageStream routers, but more generally, it applies to ALL Linux based devices that use iptables for the filtering of traffic.  In another article, I will address firewalling in Mikrotik, which is, also, an iptables based firewall.  Some parts of this article will apply to Mikrotik, so it may be worth reading even if you are a pure Mikrotik shop.