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Sat, Oct 24, 2020 5:00 PM

Hostname URL

Hello everyone! I'm sure that there is a very easy answer to this question, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. So I am currently doing some IoT configuration on my home xFi network. Something that has come up in this process is the need for an IoT device hostname. To find this, I followed the official Xfinity instructions by navigating to xFi --> "Connect" --> The Specific Device's Name --> "Device Details". In this menu, I was able to locate and identify the hostname as "ESP_AEF9B7". But, when I plugged this into my IoT back-end, it said that it needed an "absolute URL".  It says it needs to resemble this:

"host": "http://your-switch.local",

Does anyone know where to locate this "absolute URL" hostname or how to convert the hostname given by xFi into an absolute URL hostname?


I am appreciative of any responses given!

Thank You All!




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6 m ago

I don't really know what you're doing, but if you want to access a local device by a name, I think you would need to run your own local DNS server, or map a name to IP in each device host file (if they have such a file), or just use the IP address directly like: http://10.x.x.x

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