First of all, thanks and respect to Mr. Brocaar for this fantastic job and this fantastic support !
I have a question : I want to “create” a node, using a BeagleBone Green and a Lora concentrator. This node will receive data from a sensor that is using MQTT to publish its readings.
Hence the (mad ?) idea that was born in my mind : is it possible to use the lora-gateway-bridge to make the interface between the Mosquitto broker (that will be running on my Beaglebone) and the Lora concentrator, exactly like when you need to send downlink payloads ?
The sensor would publish a message on a topic, an homemade script would turn it into a gateway/xxx/tx message and the lora-gateway-bridge would transfer it to the Semtech packet forwarder for broadcasting.
If it is possible, it seems that I would have also to install an instance of the loraserver and a lora-app-server to manage the encryption of the payload. I would create a unique application and node (with the right keys) on those instances and I would register my node on my main lora-app-server running on my computer.
Why such a complicated idea ? Because I can deploy the full LoraServer on a Beaglebone in 3 minutes… So it’s like using a jackhammer to crush a nut but it’s quick for a PoC.
Where am I wrong, if I’m wrong ?
Thanks in advance !