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Logs - Rename Devices

It would be tremendously helpful to be able to identify devices in the logs tab that come from NextDNS CLI that are not correctly identified. Would it be possible to rename devices (e.g. from "Device #3HRCE" to "Google Home Mini") to help identify relevant logs? Seems they are randomly named and do not line up with mac address.

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  • +1! Would be great if there was an option to add a device name linked to a MAC address. Comparable to the way you can link a configuration to a specific MAC address.

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      • Martheen
      • Martheen
      • 3 mths ago
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      Willem I think you mean IP. MAC address never leave the network boundary. 

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      • Willem
      • Willem
      • 3 mths ago
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      Martheen not entirely. In my setup, I've only set nextDNS on my UDM Pro. Not on the seperate devices. If I'm not at home I can open a VPN connection in order to route through NextDNS.

      I'm using the Conditional Configuration to link configuration files to devices using: 

      sudo nextdns config set
          -config 10.0.4.0/24=12345
          -config 00:1c:42:2e:60:4a=67890
          -config abcdef
      sudo nextdns restart

      this same notation could be used to setup a device name

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  • would be super helpful

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    • Sam
    • Sam
    • 3 mths ago
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    +1

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    • Alex
    • Alex
    • 3 mths ago
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    +1

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  • Yes this would be great! +1. Also maybe a way to merge devices? For example if a single physical device comes up in the logs as two devices(which can occur for several reasons) - an ability to merge those two devices into a single device, with the logs all merging.

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  • Good afternoon Romain Cointepas &  Olivier Poitrey ,

    Thanks for everything you do. Hoping to get some traction on some of these postings. I used to post on Reddit and never got a response, but then started here once this site went live. Any info on these requests?

    Thanks so much!

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  • +1 Its nice seeing the different devices but i have no way to understand which device is which without thoroughly researching. Even the ability to set aliases in the portal would be helpful.

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  • Setting/overwriting device names in web UI would be great.

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    • TDW
    • TDW
    • 7 hrs ago
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    I agree with this as well.  Just having a manual tab to be able to name a device like my vaccum because you know that's where the request is coming from.

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  • With DoT and DoH you can add device name at used DoH / DoT "URL" which solve your idea.

    No need for adding unnecessary features.

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  • It would be great to have the option to set an alias for devices within the Portal so they have a friendly name in the logs.  Maybe with the UDM/UDMP install it could include something like the discovery-dns option (maybe something like discovery-alias) to get the alias assigned within UnifiOS and pass that info to the alias field in the Portal?

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