Using Mobile Phone email addys for monitoring

Daniel Senie dts at
Thu Sep 6 22:08:39 UTC 2007

At 05:29 PM 9/6/2007, Jared Mauch wrote:

>On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 02:12:34PM -0700, matthew zeier wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >   > 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 because 
> >  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

Assuming, for the moment, that there's a cell signal available in 
your data center... Not always the case, unfortunately. 

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