CDP

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    Created by: koen bekaert on 14-05-2009 09:48:34 AM
    Does anyone knows how to use the CDP protocol in order to request phone info. Can this CDP be downloaded and runned as a service on a windows machine? anyone has some experience with this? infact we are trying to set up a single login script, service on a windows machine, use ctr-alt-del to login, the CDP service should then receive the phone status (mac-address, phone status, ..) it uses the usersinfo to retreive from the database his line number and then pushes this onto the phone (via extension mobility service). ones this is done the user has his own profile and line number..
     
    anyone has ideas on how to program that?
     
    thanks in advance
     
    Koen

    Subject: RE: CDP
    Replied by: David Staudt on 14-05-2009 02:03:50 PM
    CDP is Cisco proprietary and the specs are not published or supported for 3rd party use.  However, as of firmware version 8.3(3), the Cisco IP Phones do support the open-standard LLDP protocol, which provides an analogous functionality.
     
    Cisco doesn't publish any specific developer documents for using LLDP...you will need to check the web, e.g.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_Layer_Discovery_Protocol
     
     

    Subject: RE: CDP
    Replied by: koen bekaert on 15-05-2009 03:15:46 PM
    Hi David,
     
    Thanks for your reply,
    do you know if we can ask this kind of thing directly to cisco? via a specialized developer program?
    do you have any experience with this kind of questions, do you know if cisco has the answers?
     
    in fact you can post as many questions on this forum, but the answers are always at best effort, sometimes we need realy in depth assistance, if you know what I mean :-)
     
    What's your experience with cisco development program?
     
    thanks for sharing
     
    Koen

    Subject: RE: CDP
    Replied by: David Staudt on 15-05-2009 08:10:05 PM
    I'm a member of the Cisco Developer Services team - so I think they're ok
     
    Certainly for time-sensitive/critical issues or situations where you need the final word, DS is a must.
     
    Regarding CDP, I can confirm that it is not available for license/use by any partners.  For LLDP, if after investigation you find a defect or other insurmountable issue using it, Developer Services would be able to pursue the issue for you with the Cisco engineering team responsible.

    Subject: RE: CDP
    Replied by: koen bekaert on 18-05-2009 08:42:30 AM
    For the personal directory we've found a way via the phone's xml object, that way you have all info you need, but we can't figure out how to write the single logon feature.
     
    any ideas?
     
    I think indeed that partnering with cisco is maybe the best way to do it
     
    thanks in advance
     
    koen

    Subject: RE: CDP
    Replied by: Simon Machielse on 22-11-2010 02:52:23 PM
    Does anyone knows how to use the CDP protocol in order to request phone info. Can this CDP be downloaded and runned as a service on a windows machine? anyone has some experience with this? infact we are trying to set up a single login script, service on a windows machine, use ctr-alt-del to login, the CDP service should then receive the phone status (mac-address, phone status, ..) it uses the usersinfo to retreive from the database his line number and then pushes this onto the phone (via extension mobility service). ones this is done the user has his own profile and line number..
     
    anyone has ideas on how to program that?
     
    thanks in advance
     
    Koen

    there are already several apps out there which can do this for you. google for "cisco single sign on" and you should be ok.