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23/06/2015 Weekly report




Tried multiple setups of CoAP servers:

libcoap has been most successful so far, the example provided functional server with time functionality and worked nicely with Copper (Cu) a Firefox extension for CoAP servers.
Can configure the address (-A) to start up with - one thing that wasn't included was the necessity to add '&' to the end in order for the command to execute (possibly something within the code)
Tested with a LAN machine (/w Firefox + Copper) and the IPv4 address of the RPi on LAN
Initial Copper screenFirst view of the CoAP server from inside Copper

Selecting 'time' and clicking 'observe' produces the following result
ObservingObserving the time feature of the CoAP Server (PUSH notifications)

Running the client example program with settings "echo 1000 | sudo ./coap-client -m put -T cafe coap:// -f -"
gave the output: v:1 t:0 tkl:4 c:3 id:18275
which is just the header of the CoAP message (no payload was defined)
Also trying to 'put' into the core or async (instead of time) gives a response of "Method Not Allowed" same as trying the operations in Copper.

Having a running example is useful and next steps will be to configure the example, or write a separate script based on the example with the functionality that is required for the projects server.

ccoap is a C based implementation of a CoAP server with examples, however running anything other than the examples (there are command line versions) fails to work (no response from the server. Also required editing of /etc/services and installing cmake to compile the code.

WebIOPi is an interesting setup, has functionality for both CoAP and HTTP servers which could come in handy later on in the project. The main feature of the project is to have a web interface for viewing the GPIO ports on the board. it also is implemented as a daemon service, which is part of what is wanted for the project server.