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Title:How can I have notifications sent to an alphanumeric pager?
FAQ ID:F0113
Submitted By:Ethan Galstad 
Last Updated:01/08/2005

Description:User would like to have host and service notifications sent to their alphanumeric pager. 

Solution:

There are two ways you can do this.

If your paging company has an email-pager gateway, you can simply have Nagios send an email message to your pager address. An example of this type of address might look like: pageme@somepagingcompany.com.

You should note that sending notifications through email might fail if SMTP or DNS services are down or if your connection to the greater Internet is down. An alternative to sending pager messages through an email gateway would be to hook a modem up to your monitoring host and have Nagios dial out through the modem and send the message using the TAP (IXO) protocol. There are several programs that can do this for you on *NIX systems. Two popular ones seem to be Sendpage and QuickPage.

 

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