Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SMSing in AIX

www.unixbabuforum.inI want to sent a SMS (short messaging service) alert in AIX when ever a apache 

web server is up or down. 
I am able to send s Email message but i want to send a SMS to mobile phones

www.unixbabuforum.inThere are three things you have to know: 1.) the number 2.) provider 3.) 
how to send an email through the cell phone provider 

example: mailx -s "your message" email@removed < file 
containing the message you want to send 

There are a few variations of this. Others might want to add their two 

www.unixbabuforum.inusing email on the AIX side. The cell phone 
service provider has to have an email-to-SMS feature. Some providers 
will truncate the email at 146 characters, some will break it into 
multiple messages, so experiment with each cell provider and adjust the 
size of your outbound text accordingly. The user also has to have a 
service plan on his/her phone that accepts SMS messages. Then usually 
all you have to do is specify email@removed . 

Usually if you have your email system set up to relay email from AIX to 
outside internet addresses, this will work with SMS messages on cell 

A word of advice: be careful not to swamp your users with spurious or 
numerous messages. Make sure that this is working correctly on YOUR 
cell phone before adding others. 


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