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Event log flooded with "devicetype:04...." messages after firmware upgrade

I have no idea how to even look at event logs. Even if I did, unless something wasn’t working I wouldn’t even look at them except out of curiosity. I assume the update to the v2 hub occurred today. I left the house early, everything was working and just a few minutes ago I got back and everything is working. I know every system is different but mine basically opens and closes the garage door using echo or presence detection. Both of those are working. All my motion sensors which are set to activate certain lights between sunset sunrise, Hue lights, Linear wall dimmers are working perfectly as are my many multi-purpose sensors. I have no complaints.

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Don’t be so melodramatic, these are UPNP/SSDP messages, these are known network discovery protocols, you do realise all your DNLA and Windows and all sorts of devices do this all the time.

Stop with the conspiracy theories/Samsung hate. Get over it, Samsung is no worse/better than any other company.

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Yeah, but they don’t send my network discovery traffic to their servers without my knowledge. Anyway, if you’re not concerned about it, it’s your choice, but do me a favor, don’t tell me what to do. :sunglasses:

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Just in case you do ever want to look at the logs…

This is discovery traffic that’s hitting the hub…

Perhaps we should get upset about ARP requests on your network for MAC address of your hub…

ARP does not reveal anything about a device other than its IP address. SSDP reveals what type of devices you have in your home. This is valuable intelligence for those who know how to use it.

Hypothetically, once they discover your UPnP servers for example, they could sniff your playlists and find out your music or movie watching preferences. Who knows what else creative minds at Samsung are after?

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And the vendor and other valuable intelligence for those who know how to use it…

It’s increasingly clear to everyone that you have a massive chip on your shoulder about SmartThings/Samsung and you use every opportunity in many threads to make sure people know At some point you have to just cut your losses and move on if you’re so aggravated by it all, no matter how much you say you aren’t anti-ST.

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I consider your post a personal attack, which is in violation of the ToU policy, and going to flag it as inappropriate. Have a nice day.

You’re free to your opinion, I’m not trying to attack you, only pointing out what is increasingly becoming obvious and could also potentially be seen as an attack on the community itself.


Wow, we digressed guys! All I wanted to do was to see if anyone else was getting the same events (and how quick support got back to me!).


I like pie.
cause pie is good.

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The ‘Jonas’ brothers here, and the storm didn’t even kick in yet!

I consider your statement a personal attack calling for dissection of helpless fruit! Some of my best friends have apples!

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I’m sorry, but according to the U.S. government pie is not a fruit, but a balanced meal…

Poultry (eggs)
Vegetable (flour)
Grain (more flour)

Plus, I’d never hurt a fruit… Most of my friends are fruits!


I wither before your logic. Well played.

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This community and forum are about sharing! And not only opinions, because everyone can form their own, but apps and solutions to improve ST. If you look around, @geko did a lot for this community, just like many other bright developers. I know you want to defend the undefendable, but if anyone is to cut his/her losses, I would hope @geko will not be the one!

Just a few reminders for your viewing pleasure


Of this I am fully aware, I’ve even paid compliments to that effect to Geko previously but it has gotten to the point that now he does nothing for the community except drag it down and take every opportunity on every thread to trash SmartThings and Samsung.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m okay with constructive criticism/complaints but this isn’t what is happening anymore, it’s out right negativity, even himself attacking various members of ST staff implying they’re sell outs and his past does not excuse him from his behavior in the present.

He flags one of my posts because he was “offended” when I said he had a chip on his shoulder, which isn’t actually offensive at all but then calls me a fool in another thread. Any respect I had for him in the past has been completely diminished all by his own doing.

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Perhaps it’s time to leave each other alone? Or at least take it to PMs?



While I appreciate all the passion, everyone is entitled to their opinions and allowed to have a voice on this community. I do however have a “be nice” policy. No matter which side of the argument you fall on you can have a constructive conversation with each other. :smile:

I will close this thread if the conversation doesn’t become constructive.

To lighten the mood a little bit, I am adding a funny gif. Enjoy :smile: