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Send SMS notification

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:24 pm
by damenj
Hi all,

I need to send notifications via SMS, someone has done this kind of setup? any tips on how to be done?


Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:19 am
by keith
Have you fixed this yet. if not you could set up an email notification and send an email to your phone@carrier (i.e. and it should send an sms message to your phone. I think that process is close.

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:52 am
by ktiedt
Keith is right, look up your carriers email to SMS gateway address and fire off an email to the correct email address for the carrier/phone# you wish to send an SMS. Easiest way to integrate SMS notifications into any application that I've seen done.

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:16 pm
by Ozelo
Ive done sms alerts on dude with gnokii program, but my problem lies on the dude call procedure. i.e. A notification is set for sms sending, but when there are more than ONE event message to send the cellphone get flooded and doesnt work cuz dude is overlaping its notification. Would be really nice if MT dude development team do insert a flag for the "execute on server" command that does NOT return from that call until it is finished. Couldnt call gnokii directly to send the same msg for 4 different cellphones, create a batch script instead that call gnokii for many sender at once. At least, a message queue is needed for sms alerts. Without it you may expect miss some messages when it gets overlapped.

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:32 am
by parrini
Ive done sms alerts on dude with gnokii program
I am having a hard time figuring out how to pipe the notification from Dude to gnokii. Could you please provide an example on how you did this on the notification setup?

The line:
echo "TEXT" | c:\path\to\gnokii.exe --sendsms 8899999999

doesn't seem to work to me when runing on the server...


Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:35 am
by geoffsmith31
We have a dial-up modem connected to The Dude server that is controlled by a third party application to send SMS alerts when we have issues with network connectivity, email system or internet services. I have written a VB script that is initiated by The Dude notifications which works out which person to send the alert to and feeds the correct parameters into the third party application. I'm happy to share the script (without any warranty or support implications) - but you will probably need to modify it for your own purposes. Let me know if you are interested.

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:35 am
by parrini
Thanks for the answer and the kind offer but my setup is rather different from yours :)

Eventually I made it work with the aforementioned syntax, it was only a matter of running Dude as a service with the right credentials: not Local System or Network User but the actual user logged on.

I am using an USB 3G modem and a small batch script with several phone numbers ran by Dude as a notification that shoot us offband SMS alerting about any problems.

If someone is interested I will gladly provide more details.

Thanks again 8)

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:09 am
by andigram
I have a Siemens MC35i that connects via serial cable.
It has a NextG Sim and was previously used via another monitoring program to send SMS's etc....
But I am sold on The Dude and wish to only use the DUDE for all monitoring and alerts.
Your VB Code would be perfect to call and use my serial gateway.
Any chance you could post it?

Re: Send SMS notification

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:06 pm
by ditonet
Try MS SMS Sender if you are running Dude on Windows: ... px?id=5552
It's free app and maybe your phone is supported.