DoorBird and IP Address

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:55 am
boisy offline
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DoorBird and IP Address

To the author... thanks for writing the DoorBird plug-in. I'm using it with my D202B and I prefer to use hostnames instead of IP addresses to access my devices, and since my DoorBird is setup for DHCP, its IP address could change at any time.

I modified both the plugin.py and Devices.xml to indicate "Network address" instead of "IP address" and also commented out the code in plugin.py that checks for an IP address in the field. Now you can put either an IP address or a hostname and it works just fine. It's much more flexible this way.

I can forward the changes to the plug-in author. Is he still supporting the plugin?

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm
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Re: DoorBird and IP Address

Hi Boisy, I’d be happy to include the changes. What’s the best way get the changes to me?

Pete


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Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:40 pm
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Re: DoorBird and IP Address

Hey Pete,

Send me an email at boisy AT pitre DOT org and we'll start a correspondence there. Thanks!

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:47 pm
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Re: DoorBird and IP Address

boisy wrote:
I prefer to use hostnames instead of IP addresses to access my devices, and since my DoorBird is setup for DHCP, its IP address could change at any time.


Why not use MAC address based DHCP Reservation?

Your devices will always get same IP you have assigned.

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Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:04 pm
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Re: DoorBird and IP Address

That's an option, but I prefer names since I may want to change network addresses in the future.

Names are just more convenient.

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