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Operating Systems Solaris Alarms/Alerts
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Old 02-09-2005
Computer Alarms/Alerts

Is there a imbedded command (Solaris v8 ksh) that will send an administrative alert/alarm. Or is it just triggering a mail message via shell script? If no, is there a good open-source code someone knows about?
Thanks so much in advance for any replies.

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Old 02-10-2005

If you just want to send mail from a shell script, please navigate to our FAQ area

Our Home Page > Network Computing Topics > Answers to Frequently Asked Questions > How do I send email?

You can do simple things like
echo "Alert - whoop whoop - server explosion" | mailx -s "WARNING!"
but the faq will show you how to do more including sending attachments, etc....

As for open source software... Under Linux can be used to send SMS alerts to pagers/cellphones, and as the homepage states "This software has been written and tested on Linux however a number of users have reported success running it under both AIX and Solaris" - so with some luck you might be one of those "number of users" Smilie

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Old 02-10-2005
Mail is cool, but is that the only option? Is there any way to send popup alerts, etc.?
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Old 02-10-2005
I use kdialog under Linux (with KDE) for this... If your build of Solaris has Gnome, you could give gdialog a whirl. You'll have to google around for it if it's not installed on your system and compile from source.

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