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TCP Tunnel (port) to PLM


MarcPelletier

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Hi,

 

I would like, and maybe it's already there and undocumented, a TCP port on the ISY that would give network access to the PLM. With this, it would be possible to access some very specific features of some devices, like the EZX10RF's mask table, sprinkler controller etc.

 

Useful modes might be:

1- Spy mode: sending to the connected client traffic between ISY and PLM

2- Control mode: ISY would stop talking to PLM and give control to TCP client

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Hello MarcPelletier,

 

In release 2.6.4, our new event viewer shows "most" of the traffic between ISY and the PLM (specifically if they are X10). As far as the control mode, this would be totally outside of the design requirements that ISY was based on (shield the user from having to know anything about INSTEON protocol). As such, implementation thereof - in all likelihood - would not be approved.

 

Thanks so very much for the feedback,

 

With kind regards,

Michel

 

Hi,

 

I would like, and maybe it's already there and undocumented, a TCP port on the ISY that would give network access to the PLM. With this, it would be possible to access some very specific features of some devices, like the EZX10RF's mask table, sprinkler controller etc.

 

Useful modes might be:

1- Spy mode: sending to the connected client traffic between ISY and PLM

2- Control mode: ISY would stop talking to PLM and give control to TCP client

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Hi Michel,

 

Well, of cours the intent would be that some developpers would then be able to create tools that would use this feature, I would not expect any ISY user to connect to this port.

 

Tools that communicates through this TCP tunnel could help ISY users configure devices or features not covered by ISY directly:

 

Example: Mask bits for EZX10RF

 

I just wrote such a tool (I put a link in this forum) but to use it, I need to unhook my PLM, bring it close to my computer, connect it directly to PC serial port and then bring back the PLM. This is very impractical.

 

It would take about 1 hour to modify this tool to work through the TCP tunnel I am requesting. Then the tool could be use from any computer on the network, without unplugging anything.

 

It would also be a great debug tool in spy mode.

 

Marc

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Marc,

 

This makes sense ... let us see what we can do without having to do major design change. We might be able to have a service (web service) which allows you to this if you are authenticated/authorized.

 

I shall keep you posted.

 

With kind regards,

Michel

 

 

 

Hi Michel,

 

Well, of cours the intent would be that some developpers would then be able to create tools that would use this feature, I would not expect any ISY user to connect to this port.

 

Tools that communicates through this TCP tunnel could help ISY users configure devices or features not covered by ISY directly:

 

Example: Mask bits for EZX10RF

 

I just wrote such a tool (I put a link in this forum) but to use it, I need to unhook my PLM, bring it close to my computer, connect it directly to PC serial port and then bring back the PLM. This is very impractical.

 

It would take about 1 hour to modify this tool to work through the TCP tunnel I am requesting. Then the tool could be use from any computer on the network, without unplugging anything.

 

It would also be a great debug tool in spy mode.

 

Marc

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