Manual:The Dude/Server settings

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Allows to set Primary and Secondary DNS servers to be used for domain name resolving in all Dude settings panels.

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Settings for default SNMP access ports and connection timeouts. Allows to add new profiles, based on SNMP v1, v2 or v3.

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Settings for default Service Polling behavior. Options similar to Services and Notifications

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Note: This feature is not supported in The Dude v6.

Settings for the Local Dude server. The following options are changable:

  • Port - access port for remote connections
  • Secure port - port when using enctrypted (secure) connection
  • Allowed networks - network ranges that can connect to this Dude server

Web access

  • Enable Web access - Runs The Dude web interface, by default accessible over HTTP on TCP port 80
  • Port - port of the running web server. Might need to change if something else is running on port 80, or for security reasons. Note! if the Dude server is running on RouterOS, the port is 81 and can't be changed.
  • Secure port - port of the secure https interface
  • Allowed networks - network ranges that can connect to the dude web server interface
  • Session timeout - After how much inactivity the Dude will consider the session to be ended, and will log you out
  • Refresh interval - How often to reload the dude web interface, and refresh the map.
  • Certificate - required for running the secure https dude web interface

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Configuration of remote Dude agents, as described in the Agents page

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Settings for the built-in Syslog server, as described in the Syslog page

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Defaults for Map settings, identical to individual Map settings, except the following options:

  • Antialised Geometry - Lines are drawn without the jagged edges. Requires more resources and can impact very large and detailed maps, but icons and links appear more smooth and look better.
  • Gradients - Whether to use solid colors or gradients for icon backgrounds, also affects performance
  • Dependency appearance - How to show dependency links in the Map Dependency layer.

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Settings for default Chart appearance (colors and fonts) and also the Value keep times. Settings similar to Chart settings

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Configures the Font Family and Font Size of the PDF Print feature.

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Default settings of the Discovery process, mostly identical to Device discovery except the Item placement settings section, which decides how wide and how far apart should the map elements be made.

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Default connection timeouts and intervals for RouterOS connections

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Settings for the Dude program itself.

  • Undo queue size - how many actions should be kept in the Undo memory
  • Database commit interval - How often should the Dude database be saved
  • Mac Mapping Refresh Interval - How often to update the MAC mappings
  • Ask confirmation when removing - whether to show you the confirmation dialogs
  • Resolve MAC address manufacturer - in Table views, will show device MAC address as Routerboard:20:94:61 and similar, depending on manufacturer
  • Contents pane behavior - how to open new panes from the left-hand menu, possible options:
    • Single click open
    • Double click open
    • Double click insert top

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