Lantronix Discovery Protocol

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This example is a Python application in source code that shows how to search and find Lantronix Devices. It is run from the command line.
The Lantronix Discovery protocol uses a UDP broadcast out port 77FE on a network interface. All Lantronix devices on that subnet will respond with 30 bytes of data.
Their MAC address is included in the 30 bytes


1) import socket, time and sys
2) While this code could be incorporated and run from a PremierWave device, it was written and tested on a PC. (win 7)

Sample Code

# utility to search and find Lantronix devices

import socket   #for sockets
import sys  	#for exit
import time

# Replace this with the IP address of your network interface
# Or write a function that programmatically finds your IP address
HOST = ''	
PORT = 30718
DATA = []
LTRXnode = []
print "searching for Lantronix devices...\n"
# create datagram udp socket
	s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)
	s.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_REUSEADDR, 1)
	s.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_BROADCAST, 1)
except socket.error:
	print 'Failed to create socket'

#Set the search string
msg = chr(0)+chr(0)+chr(0)+chr(0xf6)

	s.sendto(msg, ('<broadcast>', PORT))
except socket.error, msg:
	print 'Error Code : ' + str(msg[0]) + ' Message ' + msg[1]

t1 = 0
t0 = time.clock()										# set start time
while (t1<3):											# loop for no more than 3 seconds
		# receive data from client (data, addr)
		d, address = s.recvfrom(128)
		packet = "".join("%02x" % ord(c) for c in d)
		if packet[6:8] == "f7":
	except Exception:
	t1 = time.clock() - t0								# find difference in time

# print out results of search
print "%d devices found " % len(LTRXnode)
for idx, node in enumerate(LTRXnode):
	print "%s  %s " % (node,DATA[idx])

print "\n"
raw_input('Press the Enter Key to Exit\n')