Email to text - vtext.com blacklisting ip
dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Wed Aug 17 18:13:54 UTC 2016
We’d experienced similar, plus, email to text doesn’t work if the path between alerting system and email gateway is broken.
We bought a few of these cellular gateways: http://www.smseagle.eu/
Then I went into a t-mobile store and bought a few $25/mo SIM cards, put credit card on file to auto renew each month, slapped them in, and pointed our NMS’s at them. Now we can send SMS alerts from each facility and have had no reliability issues. There’s an easy to write for http interface, and many common things, like Zabbix or Nagios, already have modules written.
On 8/16/16, 7:33 PM, "NANOG on behalf of Sam Norris" <nanog-bounces at nanog.org on behalf of Sam at SanDiegoBroadband.com> wrote:
Same boat... We are sending messages to PHONENUMBER at vtext.com and getting
bouncebacks or lost items. I assume its because some limits are now being put
into place. We are a Verizon subscriber so I am paying, it is not a free
service. But .... I am totally up for paid services if you can recommend some
that will reliably get us texts to our verizon phones.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Ryan, Spencer
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:17 PM
> To: Josh Luthman; Mike
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: RE: Email to text - vtext.com blacklisting ip
> I agree. Pay Pager duty or a SMS gateway with a SLA. Relying on the free
> for anything critical is asking for trouble.
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Josh Luthman <josh at imaginenetworksllc.com>
> Date: 8/16/16 6:09 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: Mike <mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com>
> Cc: NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: Email to text - vtext.com blacklisting ip
> If it's critical I'd suggest a service than can depended on...
> Josh Luthman
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> On Aug 16, 2016 5:45 PM, "Mike" <mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a server that monitors my network and issues text messages if
> > there are events of note that require human intervention. There is some
> > process filtering that ensures it also is not able to issue more than 1
> > alert maximum per 5 minutes, to ensure it doesn't flood pagers with
> > messages all screaming the sky is falling when things are not going well.
> > Recently however, this server is no longer able to deliver messages to
> > vtext.com - it gets nothing but 554 errors:
> > telnet 126.96.36.199 25
> > Trying 188.8.131.52...
> > Connected to 184.108.40.206.
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > 554 txslspamp10.vtext.com
> > Connection closed by foreign host.
> > Granted on some days during challenging times it can send 30 or 40
> > messages before we get to it and get it squelched / silenced, but it's
> > otherwise reasonably well behaved IMHO and I don't think we are any heavy
> > volume sender. So I am trying to figure out why it's blacklisted then and
> > am rolling snake eyes. If anyone who is an admin for verizon or who has
> > any insight to share I'd certainly appreciate it. Email to text is a
> > critical function we depend on.
> > Thank you.
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