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Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:06 pm

In TM I noticed that some zones have a gray icon to the left and some blue; blue means "connected devices". When I click on the blue ones I get a list of addresses with the message "Exceeded daily limit. Please contact brad@macvendors.com" by each. What is this?

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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:55 pm

Looks like some kind of new feature. What I'm seeing is a list of devices based on the mac address. I suspect there may be a daily limit to using that lookup. Too bad. It would be nice to know how much bandwidth each device is using.
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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby Mikerowaved » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Yes, it appears they are using the API from macvendors.com to translate the MAC address of connected devices to the manufacturer. They offer this as a free service, but only up to 10,000 queries per day. After that, you'll get the friendly nag.

It's a nice service, but I prefer to use Fing for that kind of information. It returns a lot more detail on connected devices. It's especially nice now that I've got all our firewalls updated with the latest script so all connected users show up in the same subdomain.
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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Interesting. I guess we'll see if they decide to pay for the service; not much point to it if they don't.

Good to hear about the firewall update -- maybe I'll try Fing again.

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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby russellhltn » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Fing is good, but it can only tell you about the pool it's connected to. TM shows all pools.

Not sure how the queries are counted - if it's coming from the web server, or from the client.
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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby yarrgh » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:57 pm

Yes TM does use macvendors.com and it is all done from the server, not from the client. Once the server IP requests 10,000 times the limit for the free service is reached and won't allow more mac address look ups until the next day

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Re: Exceeded Daily Limit message

Postby CleggGP » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:04 am

The query limit was recently changed to a much higher value, so now it's less likely that users will receive the "Exceeded daily limit" message.


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