Using Mobile Phone email addys for monitoring
doon at inoc.net
Thu Sep 6 23:19:27 UTC 2007
On Sep 6, 2007, at 5:39 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> matthew zeier wrote:
>> > Anyone else have any issues, past or present, with this kind of
>> 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!
> I've never had a problem with Sprint (###@messaging.sprintpcs.com)
> accepting on their gateway. Although it has always accepted
> messages, sometimes there was an hour or two delay before the it
> hit the phone. Also, if you send too many messages too fast it'll
> stop talking to you for a bit (450 errors) or throttle the SMS
> delivery. The delay I normally see is under 30 seconds.
> If you want to be fancy and take the internet out of the equation,
> you can use festival with Asterisk to have it call you and speak
> the messages. (Bonus points for a "press 1 to acknowledge this
> problem, 2 to escalate, etc." IVR tree.)
I've had issues sometimes with Sprint throttling email -> SMS,
especially if the message all look very similar. Also had the stop
delivering some emails (our trouble ticket notification system
specifically, they would accept the message and effectively bit
We've had very good luck using qpage (http://www.qpage.org/) to
send messages via TAP. It has worked for years to our Nextel's
(NPA-NXX-NOTE), and I now do the same on my Treo from Sprint. Just
need to locate a TAP terminal for your carrier. We have nagios (and
various other bits of software) submit pages to a qpage daemon, and
it handles delivery via dedicated modem, which is nice in case all of
your upstreams decided to die @ the exact same time.
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