Home brew email->SMS

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jan 14 12:25:28 GMT 2002

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Alex Dyas wrote:

> We currently use a third party to do email -> SMS.  Their service has not
> always been brilliant so I'm looking at doing this in house. My initial
> thoughts are along the lines of FreeBSD box -> Modem -> phone company's SMS
> interface. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Have had success and reliablity using a Solaris box and qpage software;
I believe it should run on FreeBSD (it does on Linux).

One note: the SMS line will generally cut you off after 3-4 messages, so
you have to requeue - qpage is happy with this though.

See www.qpage.org.


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