Modem as a service?

Jamie Gwatkin jamie at
Mon Dec 7 19:07:51 UTC 2015

You could easily do this using Twillio. We've done the same thing to test
if a PBX is up.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Jon Lewis <jlewis at> wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Dec 2015, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> I'll join the confusion--I thought the OP wanted to test for power
>> availability at the distant site by seeing if a modem there would answer
>> the phone there.  That it HAD to be a modem in that case makes no sense to
>> me.
> Presumably, the modems are already there (setup to answer) as a means to
> access the OOB console servers in the case of a network outage.  "Does it
> answer" is just a simple way to tell "is the power out, and everything's
> dead, or is there a network problem that's caused us to lose visibility?"
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