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Re: Network Notifcation - SMS via Verizon

  • From: Jeremy T. Bouse
  • Date: Mon Feb 11 08:03:40 2008

David Lesher wrote:
Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
Do you not have the option of using a tool like 'smssend' or just
${10digits}@${carrier} emailing?
Note that most such schemes may be cached for minutes/hours/days.
There are no guarantees re: delivery time.

There is some separate $cheme used by the "Vote now for CONTESTANT"
TV-driven nonsense.
The other side of this besides the delayed receiving of messages is with monitoring you want to get the alerts even if your network is down and unable to send via email to your pager, cellphone, etc. Having an out of band method to get those alerts out on criticial alerts is paramount. I've used Nagios for many years but unfortunately have never worked with sending through Verizon. I've had decent experience using Sprint's gateways sending to my phone with minimal delay.