WoT Plugfest/Testfest

08 September 2021


Kaz_Ashimura, Kunihiko_Toumura, Michael_Lagally, Michael_McCool, Tetsushi_Matsuda, Tomoaki_Mizushima

Meeting minutes



McCool: looks fine
… any objections?




Plugfest/Testfest page for TPAC

McCool: will we have VPN?

Kaz: should be still available
… we can re-use the instruction for the March Plugfest/Testfest

McCool: ok
… (give some summary information to Matsuda-san)
… VPN provided instead of local network
… useful for testing

Matsuda: how the IP addresses are allocated within the VPN network?

VPN instruction

McCool: (gives some explanation based on the above instruction)

IP address assignment in the past

Toumura: some configuration for SoftEther server may need to be updated
… need to check

McCool: could you help for that?

Toumura: don't have the root account myself

Kaz: thought we had consult with the Systeam, and gave the root account to Toumura-san at some point
… but haven't you got one?

Toumura: no...

Kaz: let's check with the Systeam again then

McCool: another point is a possible gateway using Raspberry PI

network setting for TPAC 2020

McCool: the question is whether you want to get connected directly or via a gateway

Kaz: we need to clarify the network setting in general
… and think we need Toumura-san's help
… will work with him and ask the Systeam for help

McCool: right
… we should clarify who wants to get connected the VPN or the Internet, etc.

Action: kaz to make sure Toumura-san gets root access for the VPN service for Plugfest

Kaz: btw, who would participate in the Plugfest/Testfest for TPAC 2021?

McCool: think, Toumura-san, Matsuda-san, myself (McCool) and Koster at least
… should clarify who would join the Testfest part and who would join the Plugfest part
… and also what project to be checked

Kaz: right
… who would be on the client side and who would be on the device side

Matsuda: regarding ECHONET, not myself but somebody from ECHONET will participate in the Plugfest
… I can be the contact point, though

McCool: ok
… what about you, Toumura-san?

Toumura: no plan for extending the nodeRED client
… but can check the connectivity with the other entities based on the existing implementation

McCool: any discussion on the opensource project?

Toumura: not yet

McCool: how about trying mDNS + TDD queries?
… would be useful
… for retail use cases as well

Toumura: happy to work on the possible implementation in the future
… but currently don't have enough time

Kaz: so we should see what we can

Toumura: yes, a client based on node generator
… not sure we can publish it as opensource software at the moment, though

Kaz: ok
… so let's put our proposals on the GH page, and check with the listed people to see what's possible

McCool: yes, let's do so

Matsuda: is it possible for you to join the ECHONET project and provide a client?

Toumura: yes, I'm happy to do so

Kaz: great
… let's list all the possible entities including both the client (=consumer) side and the device (=producer) side like McCool is doing now :)
… and let's see the possible combination on which client to be connected with which device next week including some more participants
… confirming Toumura-san is OK with getting connected with the ECHONET device is great

McCool: ok
… (then creates some more additional sub-directories for Testfest, e.g., Discovery and Profiles, in addition to TD)

Kaz: btw, how should we test the specs like Architecture, Discovery and Profiles other than TD?

McCool: good question
… TD is straightforward
… we can check the generated TDs themselves
… regarding Architecture, we need to check the assertions manually
… regarding Discovery, may need to schema, etc.
… still need to think about the procedure

Matsuda: I have yet another question on the logistics
… need clarification about the time

Toumura: 9am EDT is 10pm JST

Matsuda: ok
… btw, is it ok to forward the webex information to the engineers working on our implementations?

McCool: sure
… also we can exchange information by email as well

Matsuda: ok


Summary of action items

  1. kaz to make sure Toumura-san gets root access for the VPN service for Plugfest
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