[ILUG] OT: SMS Gateways
paulinuxmurray at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 16:00:31 GMT 2010
On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at magicgoeshere.com> wrote:
> 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.
Anybody tried using the eircom gateway with an analogue modem?
It seems to be widely used by every alarm system fitted in the country
nowadays and isn't dependent on being in mobile coverage.
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