librouteros is a library to communicate with RouterOS, the operating system of MikroTik's RouterBoards. It uses the API port provided by those systems to connect and talk to the devices. librouteros is a low-level library in that it abstracts the network protocol used but has next to no knowledge about the commands and responses available. Should such an high-level interface prove useful, it will be added as the need arises.
Enabling API connections
API connections (sometimes also called “Winbox connections”) must be explicitly enabled. To do so, issue the following command:
/ip service enable api
To allow a specific user / group to use the API, the “winbox” item must be added to the user's “policy” in “/user group”.
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librouteros is licensed under the terms of the ISC License. Terms of the
license can be found in the file
librouteros was originally written in 2009 by Florian Forster <ff at octo.it> (@octo on Github).
Additional contributors are listed in the file called