Using Mobile Phone email addys for monitoring
Jason J. W. Williams
williamsjj at digitar.com
Fri Sep 7 00:04:44 UTC 2007
Our experience with using the e-mail-to-SMS gateways provided by
AT&T/Cingular and T-Mobile:
AT&T: Messages come through with very little delay (even during alert
T-Mobile: 10-15 messages/hour are allowed through...then T-Mobile
refuses the IP for about an hour.
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:09 PM
To: Jared Mauch; matthew zeier
Cc: Rick Kunkel; nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: Using Mobile Phone email addys for monitoring
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
> > 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
> > 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
>cable.. you can also use bluetooth). If you pay $5 or whatnot for
>SMS on a el-cheapo plan, it might work better than using the SMTP
>(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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