Seth Mattinen sethm at
Tue Sep 22 21:15:40 UTC 2009

William F. Maton Sotomayor wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Shane Ronan wrote:
>> How do I send out an email if the network is down?
> I have had success using a GSM phone hooked up to the server via USB.
> (Bonus is that the server constantly 'charges' the phone).  An ugly set
> of scripts deals with taking emails and changing them into SMS messages
> which are then transmitted through that phone to another.

I use an old 1xRTT Sprint phone and send SMS via SNPP. As a bonus, as
long as I know the IP the PPP connection has, I can SSH back as long as
whatever took out all my hardlines doesn't kill all the cell towers in


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