IoT Testing - next small steps

Blog Post created by Rick.Brown Employee on Jul 15, 2016

So, you've read my previous blog post? No? Start at API Testing for IoT  and then come back.


So, you've now read my previous blog post. I've updated that UDP query script to return a sorted tree map, so duplicate UDP responses are automatically removed, providing a list of each advertised service, attached here as "ssdp search.tst".


I thought it would probably be a good idea to add a port scanning facility for any device on my LAN. In my usual manner, I adapted some code I found on the Internet, so it can now take some (optional) DevTest properties:

hostToScan = the IP address on your LAN that you want to scan, e.g.:

ports = group of ports to scan, e.g.: 8000-9000

protocol = IP protocol to scan, tcp or udp.

Attached here as "portscan.tst"


Here's a screenshot of what I've created for my Hive installation:Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 21.58.08.png


For Nest, I need two tests, because access token provisioning is a separate process to executing API commands:

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More to come as I find more public APIs for the IoT devices I own. My Panasonic phone appears to have zero open TCP ports, and many UDP ports that time out but don't respond, and neither that device nor my SKY+HD receivers have APIs that I've been able to find documentation for.