Build an API to turn on or off a port on a network switch


We are looking for someone to develop an application that blocks or unblocks a port of a network equipment.

Acceptance Criteria

[ ] it’s accessible via API calls

[ ] it does not need to have a GUI

[ ] it’s secure

an authorized API call can:

[ ] block a port

[ ] unblock a port

[ ] check the status of a single port to check if it’s allowed to surf or blocked

[ ] when new similar equipment is added to the network, those can also be controlled via this application.


Our company is an ISP, Internet Service Provider, in Brazil. Customers are connected to our network either via a managed switch or a GPON equipment.

What we would like to do is to be able to connect / disconnect customers easily. Currently, someone logs in to the network equipment and manually turns the port on or off. We would like to integrate this with our systems via APIs.

Existing Network Equipments



Zyxel OLTs

Digistar OLTs



The brand does not matter too much as we are going to provide the CLI commands that needs to be executed.

For example, to execute action to block, you need to login and input these commands in such a sequence. These commands are valid for brand xx and model yy.

What Exists Already

Our network is monitored with a Zabbix server.

Our CRM tool is built with

What is in it for You?

* We provide fast feedback: max delay 1 day

* Better yet, we can schedule pairing sessions to think through the challenges and solve them together.

* We don’t expect you to read our minds, we are here to collaborate.

Skills: Network Administration, Network Security, Network Engineering

About the Employer:
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Hello, I am Cyber Security Expert with 7 years of experience i may help you with CLI based app that works with commands to connect via api to equipment and turn on off port and 2nd thing is that model of equipment mat More

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I have already do many project related to your project network automation with python if you need I build GUI also please considered me for this project thanks

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