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RE: [nanog] Re: Network Notifcation - SMS via Verizon

  • From: Matthew Evans
  • Date: Mon Feb 11 09:13:20 2008
  • Accept-language: en-US
  • Acceptlanguage: en-US

Our monitoring server lives in a physically (and geographically) separate data center. We've used the SMS Gateway services like, but we've found that [email protected] is very effective and just as reliable.

Matthew Evans, MCSA
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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:55 AM
To: Jeremy T. Bouse
Cc: [email protected]; nanog list
Subject: Re: [nanog] Re: Network Notifcation - SMS via Verizon

>     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.
        Our solution, crufty as it might be, was that our monitoring
server has a modem on it. As long as the pots lines are up, we just
have it ring the on-call cell phone. When you see the caller ID, you
know its time to get to a terminal. Usually our [email protected] would
follow 10-15 seconds later.