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network discovery
How about adding some sort of network service discovery to pypilot?
I'm using tinypilot as a wifi client.
Have dhcp server set to give tinypilot a fixed address but every once in a while it gets another address.

A boat underway is not the greatest environment to debug these sort of issues.

On a similar vein, an other way to get in if the wifi client connection fails would be nice.

Should be possible to make tinypilot be a client and access point at the same time.


On the controller I'm working on I set up Bluetooth network for backup access.
Did this with a couple small changes: 
Can give more info if anyone is interested.
it gives out ip even though pi has no dhcp server installed.
I set fixed pin. After paired if shows up as a network source on my kde network manager.
Just click to connect.
My wifi stays connected.
it's effectively a bluetooth access point.
Problem with bluez is it's been almost completely redone in recent years. Almost every thing you find online will not work. Documentation on bluez site is only useful if you already know how to use it.

Not related to main point but regular Bluetooth networking and/or low power Bluetooth  networking  could be useful for other boat networking.


Messages In This Thread
network discovery - by johnm - 2020-05-04, 04:43 PM
RE: network discovery - by rastam4n - 2020-05-04, 11:26 PM
RE: network discovery - by johnm - 2020-05-05, 01:51 AM
RE: network discovery - by rastam4n - 2020-05-05, 02:12 AM
RE: network discovery - by seandepagnier - 2020-05-05, 06:24 PM
RE: network discovery - by johnm - 2020-05-05, 11:34 PM
RE: network discovery - by seandepagnier - 2020-05-07, 05:05 PM

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