This application demonstrates the usage of the emCute (MQTT-SN) module in RIOT.
For using this example, two prerequisites have to be fullfilled:
- You need a running MQTT broker that supports MQTT-SN or a running MQTT-SN gateway that is connected to a running MQTT broker
- Your RIOT node needs to be able to speak to that broker/gateway
Setting up a broker
In general, any MQTT-SN capable broker or broker/gateway setup will do. Following a quick instruction on how-to setup the Mosquitto Real Simple Message Broker:
- Get the RSMB here: https://github.com/eclipse/mosquitto.rsmb:
git clone https://github.com/eclipse/mosquitto.rsmb.git
- Go into the source folder and build the RSMB
cd mosquitto.rsmb/rsmb/src make
- Create a config file. In this case we run the RSMB as MQTT and MQTT-SN
capable broker, using port 1885 for MQTT-SN and 1886 for MQTT and enabling
IPv6, so save the following to
# add some debug output trace_output protocol # listen for MQTT-SN traffic on UDP port 1885 listener 1885 INADDR_ANY mqtts ipv6 true # listen to MQTT connections on tcp port 1886 listener 1886 INADDR_ANY ipv6 true
- Start the broker:
You can refer to https://rawgit.com/MichalFoksa/rsmb/master/rsmb/doc/gettingstarted.htm for more configuration options.
Setting up RIOT
When running this example under native, we must configure some global addresses, as the RSMB doesn't seems to be able to handle link-local addresses. So for a single RIOT native instance, we can do the following:
tapbrdevices using RIOT's
- Assign a site-global prefix to the
tapbr0interface (the name could be different on OSX etc):
sudo ip a a fec0:affe::1/64 dev tapbr0
- Assign a site-global address with the same prefix to the RIOT
ifconfig 5 add fec0:affe::99
This example maps all available MQTT-SN functions to shell commands. Simply type
help to see the available commands. The most important steps are explained
- To connect to a broker, use the
con fec0:affe::1 1885
- To subscribe to a topic, run
subwith the topic name as parameter, e.g.
- For publishing, use the
pub hello/world "One more beer, please."
That's it, happy publishing!