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UDP to trigger actions on local network from webpage


#1

Hello!

I think I've got a quite tricky question. Long story short, I'm using a BrightSign player as an audio announcement system for a client. In order to play specific messages on request, the player listens to UDP commands sent on the network and acts accordingly to what it hears.

For example, the command "test" runs a test message. This method had worked with any packet sending app on my Macbook, as well as my iPhone.

Now, I wish to develop a very simple branded web page that my client could access on his mobile phone and trigger the commands (only when on the local network, of course) from a list of buttons. I feel like the only way for this to work would be either for the browser to send the commands, or for the web page to send the commands to a local server (i.e. one of the networked computers that is open 24/7).

I've spent the whole afternoon researching this but couldn't come up with a solution by myself.

Is there a way to implement such a code on a Webflow site, or am I being too hopeful ?

Thanks!


#2

Webflow does not support custom server-side code.


#3

And what about just sending UDP commands?


#4

This is something you should consider asking on SO, as it is highly technical.


Basically no. You will still need some server-side code.