RouterOS Scripts

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RouterOS is the operating system developed by MikroTik for networking tasks. This repository holds a number of scripts to manage RouterOS devices or extend their functionality.

Use at your own risk, pay attention to license and warranty!


Latest version of the scripts require recent RouterOS to function properly. Make sure to install latest updates before you begin.

Specific scripts may require even newer RouterOS version.

ℹ️ Info: The main branch is now RouterOS v7 only. If you are still running RouterOS v6 switch to routeros-v6 branch!

Initial setup

Get me ready!

If you know how things work just copy and paste the initial commands. Remember to edit and rerun global-config-overlay! First time users should take the long way below.

Live presentation

Want to see it in action? I've had a presentation Repository based RouterOS script distribution including demonstation recorded live at MUM Europe 2019 in Vienna.

⚠️ Warning: Some details changed. So see the presentation, then follow the steps below for up-to-date commands.

The long way in detail

The update script does server certificate verification, so first step is to download the certificates. If you intend to download the scripts from a different location (for example from github.com) install the corresponding certificate chain.

/tool/fetch "https://git.eworm.de/cgit/routeros-scripts/plain/certs/R3.pem" dst-path="letsencrypt-R3.pem";

screenshot: download certs

Note that the commands above do not verify server certificate, so if you want to be safe download with your workstations's browser and transfer the files to your MikroTik device.

Then we import the certificates.

/certificate/import file-name=letsencrypt-R3.pem passphrase="";

screenshot: import certs

For basic verification we rename the certificates and print their count. Make sure the certificate count is two.

/certificate/set name="R3" [ find where fingerprint="67add1166b020ae61b8f5fc96813c04c2aa589960796865572a3c7e737613dfd" ];
/certificate/set name="ISRG-Root-X1" [ find where fingerprint="96bcec06264976f37460779acf28c5a7cfe8a3c0aae11a8ffcee05c0bddf08c6" ];
/certificate/print count-only where fingerprint="67add1166b020ae61b8f5fc96813c04c2aa589960796865572a3c7e737613dfd" or fingerprint="96bcec06264976f37460779acf28c5a7cfe8a3c0aae11a8ffcee05c0bddf08c6";

screenshot: check certs

Always make sure there are no certificates installed you do not know or want!

All following commands will verify the server certificate. For validity the certificate's lifetime is checked with local time, so make sure the device's date and time is set correctly!

Now let's download the main scripts and add them in configuration on the fly.

:foreach Script in={ "global-config"; "global-config-overlay"; "global-functions" } do={ /system/script/add name=$Script source=([ /tool/fetch check-certificate=yes-without-crl ("https://git.eworm.de/cgit/routeros-scripts/plain/" . $Script) output=user as-value]->"data"); };

screenshot: import scripts

The configuration needs to be tweaked for your needs. Edit global-config-overlay, copy configuration from global-config (the one without -overlay). Save changes and exit with Ctrl-o.

/system/script edit global-config-overlay source;

screenshot: edit global-config-overlay

And finally load configuration and functions and add the scheduler.

/system/script { run global-config; run global-functions; };
/system/scheduler/add name="global-scripts" start-time=startup on-event="/system/script { run global-config; run global-functions; }";

screenshot: run and schedule scripts

The last step is optional: Add this scheduler only if you want the scripts to be updated automatically!

/system/scheduler/add name="ScriptInstallUpdate" start-time=startup interval=1d on-event=":global ScriptInstallUpdate; \$ScriptInstallUpdate;";

screenshot: schedule update

Updating scripts

To update existing scripts just run function $ScriptInstallUpdate. If everything is up-to-date it will not produce any output.


screenshot: update scripts

Adding a script

To add a script from the repository run function $ScriptInstallUpdate with a comma separated list of script names.

$ScriptInstallUpdate check-certificates,check-routeros-update;

screenshot: install scripts

Scheduler and events

Most scripts are designed to run regularly from scheduler. We just added check-routeros-update, so let's run it every hour to make sure not to miss an update.

/system/scheduler/add name="check-routeros-update" interval=1h on-event="/system/script/run check-routeros-update;";

screenshot: schedule script

Some events can run a script. If you want your DHCP hostnames to be available in DNS use dhcp-to-dns with the events from dhcp server. For a regular cleanup add a scheduler entry.

$ScriptInstallUpdate dhcp-to-dns,lease-script;
/ip/dhcp-server/set lease-script=lease-script [ find ];
/system/scheduler/add name="dhcp-to-dns" interval=5m on-event="/system/script/run dhcp-to-dns;";

screenshot: setup lease script

There's much more to explore... Have fun!

Available scripts

Available modules

Installing custom scripts & modules

My scripts cover a lot of use cases, but you may have your own ones. You can still use my scripts to manage and deploy yours, by specifying base-url (and url-suffix) for each script.

This will fetch and install a script hello-world.rsc from the given url:

$ScriptInstallUpdate hello-world.rsc "base-url=https://git.eworm.de/cgit/routeros-scripts/plain/README.d/";

screenshot: install custom script

(Yes, the example url still belongs to the repository for easy handling - but the url can be what ever you use.)

For a script to be considered valid it has to begin with a magic token. Have a look at any script and copy the first line without modification.

Starting a script's name with mod/ makes it a module and it is run automatically by global-functions.


We have a Telegram Group RouterOS-Scripts!

RouterOS Scripts Telegram Group

Get help, give feedback or just chat - but do not expect free professional support!


Thanks a lot for past contributions!

Patches, issues and whishlist

Feel free to contact me via e-mail or open an issue at github.

This project is developed in private spare time and usage is free of charge for you. If you like the scripts and think this is of value for you or your business please consider to donate with PayPal.

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Thanks a lot for your support!

License and warranty

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


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Mirror: eworm.de GitLab.com

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