Sending alarms to my mobile phone

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Wed Jun 2 01:32:58 UTC 2010

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On 01/06/2010 05:25:10, Olivier Nicole wrote:

> I would like my FreeBSD server to send alarms to my mobile phone, it
> could be voice messages or SMS.
> I think I can hook a voice modem to that machine, but any suggestion
> on the software side?

Precisely what you need to do depends on who your phone company is.  It
is frequently done by sending e-mail to an SMS gateway.  There are
various ports designed to enable scripting of sending SMS-es to
particular providers -- see comms/p5-SMS-Send-*

If you have a GSM modem or mobile,  there are about 4 or 5 ports you
could choose from.  Just do a 'make search name=sms' in /usr/ports.

No idea about leaving a voice message -- doing voice synthesis is pretty
well covered, but making a computer dial a phone and speak into it?



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Hi all,

I use gsmsmsd from ports and a wavecom GSM modem on a 
serial port for my "embedded monitor" systems...
It works very well, with a bit of SNMP / .sh / awk scripting.
It can also work with a number of mobile phones that have a serial link.
Typical send / receive rate is 1 message / 7 seconds due to cell
negotiation for each message being sent.

Or I go "full power" on main servers and use kannel from ports and a 
Telco SMPP service.
Send / receive rates are 30 messages / second

Murray Taylor
Bytecraft Systems
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