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Topic # 113368 15-Jan-2013 11:26
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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

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  Reply # 745000 15-Jan-2013 12:31
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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.



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  Reply # 750091 24-Jan-2013 11:51
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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?


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  Reply # 750114 24-Jan-2013 12:39
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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.







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  Reply # 750821 25-Jan-2013 15:37
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Hi
Thanks.
There is no way I would have found those key words by myself for a Google search.

Dazz



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  Reply # 866884 26-Jul-2013 22:59
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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?

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