Socket error

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Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:19 pm
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Re: Socket error

I actually tried to change the EVL password, but the new pssword wouldn’t stick, so I’m using the default for now. Could my attempt to change the password have worked a little bit? It seems unlikely, but I’ll try to change the password again tomorrow.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:28 am
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Re: Socket error

I changed the EVL password and reloaded the plugin.
No difference, the problem still haunts me.

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:24 am
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Re: Socket error

I have now also confirmed that only the DCS plugin listens to port 4025. Maybe I should have confirmed this earlier on, but if there was a clash (if it's even possible) I think this would result in much bigger problem.

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$sudo lsof -nP -i4TCP:4025
IndigoPlu 32596 michael    8u  IPv4 0x60fa6292f1c53547      0t0  TCP 10.0.0.14:53968->10.0.0.13:4025 (ESTABLISHED)

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:33 am
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Re: Socket error

@Monstergerm
Thought I'd give the sleep(2) a go.. I do program for a living, but I have never touched Python. Where do I find the plugin.py file? Is it bundled in an editable fashion in the DSC Alarm.indigoPlugin file? Or do I need to download the source and somehow rebundle or compile it after my code change?

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:22 am
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Re: Socket error

msageryd wrote:
@Monstergerm
Thought I'd give the sleep(2) a go.. I do program for a living, but I have never touched Python. Where do I find the plugin.py file? Is it bundled in an editable fashion in the DSC Alarm.indigoPlugin file? Or do I need to download the source and somehow rebundle or compile it after my code change?


DSC Alarm.indigoPlugin is a wrapper (folder). plugin.py is in the wrapper. Use Finder to "show contents" or open the entire wrapper in a programming editor like BBEdit or TextWrangler. Don't use TextEdit.

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:10 am
Monstergerm offline
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Re: Socket error

Yes, very easy to make changes. I just right-click on plugin, select "show package contents". Then it is just a regular folder.
Open plugin.py file with Textwrangler or BBEdit, make changes, save, reload plugin.
Optionally also open info.plist file and change version number to e.g. 2.2.2.1 to keep track of your changes.

I would also post your problem on the EyezOn forum to get a different audience.

And if you want to get into the nitty gritty of the programming of the EVL-4 you can take a look at the instructions in TPI-1-08 manual.

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:06 am
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Re: Socket error

lanbrown wrote:
In my case, I have the serial console server performing the keepalives. I also have the plugin do a query on the panel periodically to make sure the connection is there.


@Ianbrown. How to you "query the panel"?

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:27 am
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Re: Socket error

I have to ask again, are you sure there is no previous installation or software contacting the EVL-4? Your problem sounds exactly what happens when you upgrade to a new computer and leave the plugin running on the old one.
Is this a brand new EVL-4 tested for first time on a Mojave system?
Can you do a test install on Sierra or El Capitan?
I would not exclude that there is something going on with Mojave and socket connections. At one point Indigo at a problem with its serial.py library and caused socket errors. Did you talk to Matt about your problem?
Do you see anything interesting in the log when you turn on Intense Debugging?

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:42 am
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Re: Socket error

Thanks for your input.

I wiped the MacMini for the sole purpose of becoming a home automation server. Downloaded Mojave onto a usb stick. Booted on the stick. Used DiskUtility from the stick to remove the old partition, create a new one and format it.

I installed the EVL new from the box into my DCS 1864. I have never had an EVL in my system before.

The only thing I have done with Mojave on this machine is:
- os upgrades
- installed Indigo 7.2
- installed Homebrew
- Installed Postgres 10.6 with Homebrew
- Installed a couple of plugins in Indigo:
* DCS
* Grafana Home Dashboard, including InfluxDB
* Netatmo Welcome
* SQL Logger
* UPS and battery monitor

If there somehow were multiple instances of the DCS plugin I should see the socket as an open file with the **lsof** command, should't I?

Both OSX and the EVL has been restarted a couple of times since i installed them.

The place where I bought the EVL reached out and told me to send the EVL back and they'd send me a new device. This seems like the easiest way to go forward before reinstalling the OS completely.

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:59 pm
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Re: Socket error

Slightly off topic but why use homebrew for postgres? If for sqllogger you can just use postgresapp. Saves messing with your python install.


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Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:35 pm
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Re: Socket error

I’m working with Postgres in my work. Guess I installed it with Hb by habbit. Do you mean that pg exists as an app in appstore? I didn’t know that ☺️

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Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 am
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Re: Socket error

Not in app store but yep.

https://postgresapp.com/


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