Homebridge undiscoverable (solved!)

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    Shawn H

    I am having same issue. From what it looks like, Docker is bridged to the the WAN interface and not the LAN side. The 24.102 is my WAN IP.

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    Shawn H

    I've had homebridge running on PI for many years but it recently dies and my Gold came week later and now all is working... 

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    Firewalla

    sudo apt update

    sudo apt install lm-sensors

     

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    Michael Bierman

    This is from one of the homebridge developers. 

    Have you tested adding homebridge to homekit? Or just getting it installed?

     

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    Michael Bierman

    Note https://www.unixmen.com/how-to-find-default-gateway-in-linux/ suggests that /etc/network/interfaces  should have a gateway entry. Gold does not have one. 

    Note from the tutorial

    On Firewalla

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    Michael Bierman

    Maybe there is a missing setting in the docker instructions? 

    This also looks promising but I am a little afraid to mess with things until I hear from @firewalla because I need my network stable.

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    Michael Bierman

    I also notice homebridge is showing an IPV6 address even though I have IPV6 disabled on Firewalla. The working homebridge I have running on my Synology does not show an IPV6 address. 

    Note on my Synology, Docker has an option for enabling/disabling IPV6. 

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    Firewalla

    There may be another layer of firewall that may be blocking.   I know someone is working on doing a pi-hole example, with the 1.971 release (your gold is 1.970 now), which should have a few pieces of scripts that may make this problem go away.  Let me see if I can get it shared earlier 

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    Michael Bierman

    I  am pretty sure Shawn is right. That matches everything I posted above. This makes it a little more important to fix as it would affect all use of dockers that need to see the LAN, not just homebridge.

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    Shawn H

    Would be nice to see 1.971. Surprised it was not released for beta yet seeing as I saw it was being released as full version in a few days. 

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    Michael Bierman

    I thought the next step for 1.971 was beta in about 5-7 days. I haven’t seen an announcement about general release.

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    Michael Bierman

    Shawn raises a good point. LAN might be a good default, but users should be able to bind to a docker container to a VLAN.

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    FF

    Not 100% sure that it is related, but can one of you tell me how I can add a VIP to one of the LAN interfaces on the firewalla and make it persistent after reboots?

     

    background: I want to setup a caddy in docker to proxy various SSL traffic.

    thx

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    Michael Bierman

    In case it helps anyone, I added a note explaining how to get home bridge running on Firewalla Gold. Thanks to Firewalla for pointing me in the right direction! Firewalla rocks.

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    Shawn H

    Thanks much! Works great now. 

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    Michael Bierman

    Also a tutorial on the homebridge side. Glad you are up and running, Shawn.

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    Michael Bierman

    @Shawn, 

    Do you know how to get a plugin like Homebridge plugin for Raspberry Pi working on homebridge so I can monitor details of Firwalla like temperature? I had that running in Raspberrypi and I have a similar one on my Synology but I can't find one that works on Firewalla. 

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    Shawn H

    The web interface tells you but I never used one to monitor actual server Temp... Sure there is one somewhere. Sorry...

     

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    Michael Bierman

    Yeah, I'd like to have that info in Home and maybe be able to write alerts if, say Firewalla was running unusually hot or using more memory than usual, etc. 

    Now that it is up and running I'm debating if I want to move my homebridge to Firewalla or leave it running on my synology. 

    The temperature data etc. is definitely in Firewalla (like any Ubuntu) so this is doable. Maybe we will get lucky and some Firewalla user or one of the Engineers will fork one of the plugins (there are some for Linux that in theory should work but seem broken at least on Firewalla.) so we can have some Homekit support in Firewalla!

     

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    Firewalla

    I have linked your article @michael to our doc, thank you!

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    Chris Hewitt
    sudo apt install lm-sensors 
    sensors

    or if you want updates ...

    watch sensors

    or if you want faster updates and highlight changes ...

    watch -n 1 -d sensors

    You could also run this as a process and send the results to the cloud. That’s what we do. Details in some of our other contributions.

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    Michael Bierman

    Thanks, Chris.

     

    pi@firewalla:~ (Firewalla) $ sudo apt install ln-sensors
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package ln-sensors

    what am I missing?

     

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    Michael Bierman

    Thanks. My stupidity. 

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