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I have installed an AUX Air conditioning unit, equipped with WiFi module. 

After a smple look into the android application, that is used to control the A/C unit, I found out, that it's using the broadlink cloud. I wanted to sniff and reverse engineer the communication, but then I found a github project, that supports broadlink based A/C units. https://github.com/liaan/broadlink_ac_mqtt a docker version is also available https://github.com/broadlink-ac/broadlink_ac_mqtt_docker so thanks to you, liian.

It handles the communication with A/C module locally and supports mqtt interface - It even supports homeassistant autoconfigure/autodiscover feature, so I'm very happy with that. 

And that's all I needed :)