Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




90 posts

Master Geek


#113368 15-Jan-2013 11:26
Send private message

Hello

I have a remote webcam system that uploads images to an ftp server via the Telecom Xt network.  The webcam system consists of a PC running Ubuntu server.  It connects using an MF636 modem.

I want the webcam system to be able to get access to the Telecom usage meter to control the number of image uploads and stay within my monthly data cap.

I have no problem monitoring data to/from the telecom network as measured by the webcam box.  I run vnstat on the box.  I understand that at least some of the data packets going to/from the network are not measured by Telecom.  If so, this means that reading traffic flow to/from the network with vnstat will overstate the data usage compared to the Telecom usage meter.

The on-line Telecom usage meter webpage is OK for human viewing but would be difficult for a machine to read and understand.

Is there a facility to allow machine readible access to the Telecom usage meter??

Dazz

Create new topic
1948 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #745000 15-Jan-2013 12:31
Send private message

There is no public API, but other online use the mobile version of the mobile usage meter at http://m.telecom.co.nz/yt and that gives an easier html page to extract out the data you need.



90 posts

Master Geek


  #750091 24-Jan-2013 11:51
Send private message

Hi

I want to develop a script that will search the webpage for the traffic info. I want to do that on a PC with wired connection to the internet rather than the wireless and headless box.

I can log-on to the page above from my wired PC. I believe the log-on password screen is not shown when the PC connection is via a T-stick modem.

Is the web page showing traffic I see on my PC by logging-in the same as the webpage I would see on a mobile device with the modem?


 
 
 
 


3008 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #750114 24-Jan-2013 12:39
Send private message

A bit of Googling around will give you what you are looking for (hint google for "wget amdistauth")

wget --no-check-certificate --save-cookies=cookie.txt --keep-session-cookies --post-data "IDToken1=027xxxxxxx&IDToken2=**YourPassword**" "https://login.telecom.co.nz/amdistauth/UI/Login?realm=/TelecomDevices&goto=http%3A%2F%2Fm.telecom.co.nz%2Fyt" -q -O - | grep "remaining data" | awk "{print $1}"

That will work when you're not coming in over 3G.. Otherwise you can just go to m.telecom.co.nz/yt and pick it up directly as over 3G you don't need to login.

To logout use:

wget --no-check-certificate --load-cookies=cookie.txt "http://m.telecom.co.nz/logout" -O -

Otherwise you run into issues where if you have established more than 5 sessions you can't login.




and




90 posts

Master Geek


  #750821 25-Jan-2013 15:37
Send private message

Hi
Thanks.
There is no way I would have found those key words by myself for a Google search.

Dazz



90 posts

Master Geek


  #866884 26-Jul-2013 22:59
Send private message

Hi

wget works for accessing the telecom usage page but Iam writing in perl and I want to use the module
LWP::Simple to so the same thing.   LWP provides a reliable return status (undef) if the web page request fails.

The problem is that LWP doesn't return the page. 
I have read that Apparently this can happen if the site owner is only willing to provide accessto browsers, and has configured the site to return an error forunrecognized user-agent strings.

Has anyone else successfully used LWP from the mobile network?

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09


Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00


Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.