Postmaster @ vtext.com (or what are best practice to send SMS these days)
davidu at everydns.net
Wed Apr 16 17:00:08 UTC 2008
We've noticed that 1234567890 at vtext.com is no longer a very reliable
form of delivery for alerts from Nagios, et al. It seems as our volume
of alerts has risen, our delivery rate has dropped precipitously.
We don't expect much trying to actually reach a postmaster for vtext.com
so I thought the better question would be to ask what the current
best practice is to get SMS alerts out?
Back in the day, I remember a company I worked for had something called
a TAP gateway. Is that still a good route? I've also been told to
check out an SMS gateway/api service called clickatell.com -- anyone
using them to delivering timely notifications?
Is the best thing to do to try and get a programmable cellphone in a
What else are operators doing to get the pages out when things go wonky?
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