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Hello,

Recently had a rare issue in the power and supplier internet went down overnight at the same time.. including our backup lines. So essentially email alerts did not go out. Our internal network stayed up for about 20 minutes so the email alerts did not come through until network services were booted back up in the AM.

Are there any products that would allow me to send out alerts via SMS based on pre-configured email alerts we currently have?
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Question by:skyjumperdude
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The simplest solution would be to connect a GSM modem or mobile phones (with a serial port) to your monitoring server.and script notifications to it. That way you're not relying on your Internet connection. Try the following link to get you started.

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/38705/Send-and-Read-SMS-through-a-GSM-Modem-using-AT-Com
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If you only have email notification, you could also look at an email to SMS "gateway"

http://www.diafaan.com/
http://www.intellisoftware.co.uk/sms-gateway/email-to-sms/
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My vote goes for Nagios, Awarded Platform ..winner of numerous awards and highly recognized, Nagios is the leader in Open Source IT infrastructure monitoring....look @ http://www.nagios.org/
use nagios(OpenSource) on linux, i done it for multiple sites .... it works great, it just works  
http://exchange.nagios.org/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6767
http://www.nagioswiki.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
http://m.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/LJ191_UsingSMSforNagios.pdf

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