mark at webb-johnson.net
Wed Mar 7 10:43:34 HKT 2018
It does work on my iOS devices.
For the module in my car, I’m currently using an iPad. I join the Access Point, then ssh to <vehicleid>.local. Web browsing to that address works as well.
> On 7 Mar 2018, at 10:29 AM, Greg D. <gregd2350 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, probably more complicated and proprietary than we need. Just need to put 192.168.4.1 in the manual, after all. Done.
> Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
>> From my understanding, Zeroconf / mDNS rely on a pre-existing IP network. They don’t address the wifi side of things at all.
>> There are some approaches to dealing with simplifying wifi configuration (involving flashing lights, bluetooth adverts, etc), but they are all proprietary. Espressif has one called ESP-TOUCH (aka Smart Config):
>> https://www.espressif.com/en/products/software/esp-touch/overview <https://www.espressif.com/en/products/software/esp-touch/overview>
>> Regards, Mark.
>>> On 7 Mar 2018, at 7:24 AM, Greg D. <gregd2350 at gmail.com <mailto:gregd2350 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> I trying to figure out how Zeroconf is supposed to work, given the
>>> networking services that the module currently supports. Perhaps I don't
>>> understand mDNS well enough, but don't we need some means to broadcast
>>> our presence, separate from the network?
>>> I was able to run the ZeroConf Browser on my Android phone (Google
>>> Pixel2, latest code), and it did discover the module. But that was only
>>> when the module and phone were both connected by wifi to the home
>>> network. When it was running in AP mode, with the phone connected to
>>> the home network, there is no way for the phone to see the mDNS service
>>> announcement packets.
>>> I did a wireless trace of the wifi beacons, thinking it might be
>>> broadcast in there, but didn't find anything service-oriented other than
>>> the usual stuff. The only wifi adapter that I could get to cooperate
>>> with me today was a really old one (11b-only), so perhaps there's
>>> something at an 11g/n level that I can't see?
>>> I'm thinking we need some out-of-band channel for the broadcasts, for
>>> example, Bluetooth. Isn't there a service there for this purpose? How
>>> is this supposed to work?
>>> Michael Balzer wrote:
>>>> Zeroconf / mDNS allows to address the module using the name "<moduleid>.local", but is not supported on all systems. It should work on iOS, but I can't test
>>>> that. It doesn't work on Android 7, so is not usable as a general solution.
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