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Re: Using Mobile Phone email addys for monitoring

  • From: Jared Mauch
  • Date: Thu Sep 06 18:27:58 2007

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 02:12:34PM -0700, matthew zeier wrote:
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> 
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>   > Anyone else have any issues, past or present, with this kind of thing?
> 
> 
>  It takes ~ 7 minutes from the time Nagios sends an email sms to AT&T to the 
>  time it hits my phone.  I'm using @mobile.mycingular.com because mmode.com 
>  stopped working (which results in at least two txt pages vs. the one I was 
>  used to).
> 
>  > Is SMTP to a mobile phone a fundamentally flawed way to do this?
> 
>  I'm beginning to think it is!

	Some mobile phones you can talk to via AT commandset, either
via USB cable or something else.  (eg: I have used a Nokia 6230 with usb
cable.. you can also use bluetooth).  If you pay $5 or whatnot for unlimited
SMS on a el-cheapo plan, it might work better than using the SMTP gateway
(when tied to Nagios, etc..) as you can send SMS messages with the AT
commandset.

	- Jared

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