Readers will learn how to use the Ubiquiti Device Discovery feature on an EdgeRouter.
NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
Device used in this article:
UBNT Device Discovery
The UBNT Device Discovery feature consists of two services:
ubnt-discoverControl whether the EdgeRouter is able to discover nearby devices.
ubnt-discover-serverControl whether the EdgeRouter is discoverable by other nearby devices.
The UBNT Device Discovery feature works by sending IPv4 broadcast (255.255.255.255) messages on UDP port 10001. The UBNT Device Discovery tool can be used on workstations to find Ubiquiti devices on the network.
Both discovery services are enabled by default. Follow the steps below to disable the services:
CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.
ubnt-discover service globally or on a single interface.
configure set service ubnt-discover disable
set service ubnt-discover interface <interface-name> disable commit ; save
ubnt-discover-server service globally.
configure set service ubnt-discover-server disable commit ; save
You can verify the service status using the following commands from operational mode:
show ubnt discover-server
UBNT discover server is running
sudo netstat -ano | grep 10001
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State Timer
udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:10001 0.0.0.0:* off (0.00/0/0)
Discover other nearby devices.
show ubnt discover [detail]
Local Hardware Address IP address Name
eth0 04:18:D6:A0:A4:8F 192.168.1.1 ER-6P 'ER-6P'
eth1 78:8A:20:46:61:A1 172.16.1.1 ER-4 'ER-4'
eth2 F0:9F:C2:09:9A:E3 10.0.1.1 ES-16-150W 'ES-16'
Total: 3 devices.