[ILUG] OT: SMS Gateways
Niall O Broin
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Sun Nov 7 22:10:40 GMT 2010
On 7 Nov 2010, at 21:36, imduffy wrote:
> I've gone down an alternative route, as I only needed to send alerts
> to my own phone.
> I noticed that twitter supplied free notifications over SMS to the o2 network.
> So I setup two twitter accounts lets call them gateway and alert.
> I setup standard smtp alerts on the logger to go back to a local mail
> server where procmail takes the message logins into the twitter
> gateway account and DMs the message to the alert account twitter then
> passes the DM onto my phone :)
> Its a bit wacky and limits the messages to 140 characters but hey it works.
It also limits you to receiving messages whenever the appropriate bits of twitter
are working, which is by no means always. But as always, it's all a question of value.
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