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Summary

This menu allows configuring system to reboot, when a specific IP address does not respond, or when it detects, that the software has locked up. The detection is done in two ways:

  • Software watchdog timer (mostly caused by hardware malfunction) device can recover itself with a reboot;
  • Ping watchdog can monitor connectivity to a specific IP address and trigger reboot function;

Properties

A watchdog has several configurable properties:

  • watch-address (IP; Default: none) - The system will reboot, in case 6 sequential pings to the given IP address will fail. If set to none this feature is disabled. By default, the router will reboot every 6 minutes if the watch-address is set and not reachable;
  • watchdog-timer (yes | no; Default: yes) - Whether to reboot if a system is unresponsive for a minute;
  • no-ping-delay (time; Default: 5m) - Specifies how long will it wait before trying to reach the watch-address;
  • ping-timeout (time; Default: 60s) - Specifies the time interval in which the device will be pinged 6 times (after "no-ping-delay");
  • automatic-supout (yes | no; Default: yes) - When software failure happens, a file named "autosupout.rif" is generated automatically. The previous "autosupout.rif" file is renamed to "autosupout.old.rif";
  • auto-send-supout (yes | no; Default: no) - After the support output file is automatically generated, it can be sent by email;
  • send-email-from (string; Default: ) - the e-mail address to send the support output file from. If not set, the value set in /tool e-mail is used;
  • send-email-to (string; Default: ) - the e-mail address to send the support output file to;
  • send-smtp-server (string; Default: ) - SMTP server address to send the support output file through. If not set, the value set in /tool e-mail is used;

Quick Example

To make system generate a support output file and sent it automatically to support@example.com through the 192.0.2.1in case of a software crash:

[admin@MikroTik] system/watchdog/ set auto-send-supout=yes \
\... send-to-email=support@example.com send-smtp-server=192.0.2.1
[admin@MikroTik] system watchdog> print
      watch-address: none
     watchdog-timer: yes
      no-ping-delay: 5m
   automatic-supout: yes
   auto-send-supout: yes
   send-smtp-server: 192.0.2.1
      send-email-to: support@example.com


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