Is there any way to find out if a command sent to X10 commander from the web was actually received by X10 commander?
Here is the situation: I have X10 commander setup on 2 PCs in my home. I searched this forum and found the registry key to change 8086 to another port number on one of the PCs. So I have dyndns pointing to my router and my router forwards one port to 1 PC and the other port to the other PC. Also, I have my personal website hosted with a web host and I was able to upload my Web Xtender HTML file to my web host so that I don't have to go thru setting up a web server and keeping it running all the time. I password protected the folder with the web Xtender files on my web host for added security.
My reason for having X10 commander on 2 PCs is simply for redundancy borne out of actual usage patterns: Sometimes only one of the PCs is on at my home. I don't want to have a dedicated PC just for X10 and my X10 devices need to be accessed only when someone is at home - that is when one of the 2 PCs are on. So at such times I want to make sure that I can access my X10 devices from my smartphone. Now, with the setup I have, I just repeat the "send" command in the HTML file to two different ports corresponding to the 2 PCs and it works ok; except if both PCs are on, then the command gets repeated - which is not that bad, but would have been nice if there was a way to verify the first send, and then send again to the second PC only if the first send failed.
If there was a way to find out if the command I sent to the first PC first did actually get thru to X10 commander (not to the X10 device - that as I see is another issue and I am not looking to solve that) - then I wont have to sent the second command to the other PC. If X10 commander responded to the request on port 8086 or such back to the HTTP server with a simple "I'm alive", that would be sufficient. Just wondering if something like this is available or can be scripted based on existing hooks in X10 commander?
BTW thanks for a great product - much needed - both the X10 commander as well as the web-xtender. I have been using X10 devices for long and just now found this software and I am really happy that it does exactly what I need. I have CM17 firecracker on one PC and CM11 serial interface on another PC and now with X10 commander I finally have web based access to my X10 modules. I don't personally own an iPhone or android device: just an old Tilt2 with Windows Mobile and so am forced to use the web interface which works well. (Also, just FYI though I have a CM11a, I have to select Marimtek CM15Pro from the options to get my CM11a working with X10 commander.)