Posted on 2004-04-01
Please excuse my utter lack of idea, but i do pick things up very quickly....
I need to get logfiles sent from a number of fixed installations (with servers running either windows XP or 2000). The log files are all only 8k.
The problem lies in the fact that more often than not, the phone lines are pulled out (whether purposely or not) and internet access is not available. (otherwise a simple scheduled FTP would be fine)
So i've assumed that a GSM solution is the way to go. So i need the files sent through a GSM Card installed in the server (are these expensive?) via (i'm guessing) an MMS network to a server running windows 2000 server in Germany.
1.) Am i going down the right path or is there a simpler solution?
remembering that these log files are only 8k. Probably 15-20 fixed installations (increasing) throughout india, china and korea, (that will mean a GSM card in every installation and account in that country)
2.) Just quick idea of the steps i would have to take for One installation. ie: 1.) install GSM Card, 2.) setup software service for file transfer on client 3.) setup and install GSM card on Server, 4.) setup MMS server software on Server etc..
3.) what sort of software will i require at both the client and server ends? Difficulty in setting this up (at the risk of sounding modest, i'm reasonably smart when it comes to these things)
4.) can you recommend a GSM card/hardware solution thats would suit my needs?
If i've posted this in the incorrect forum i'm sorry, thanks for any advice you can give.