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Old 01-26-2001
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Is it possible to send SMS messages from an AIX unix machine?
Preferable using a unix script.

I hope somebody knows the answer.
# 2  
Old 01-26-2001
I am assuming you mean messages to a portable phone? If so the answer is yes, as long as sendmail is properly configured to reach the outside world. Sendmail configuration can be a pain, but if it's working then it is easy to send messages.

echo "this is my message" | /usr/lib/sendmail -v npanxx####@sms.provider.com

If you have a Cingular (formerly Southwestern Bell) phone, that would be;
echo "this is my message" | /usr/lib/sendmail cellnumber@email.swbw.com

If you want to send a flat file named my_file;
cat my_file | /usr/lib/sendmail cellnumber@email.swbw.com

The -v used in the first example will simply show you what is going on when sending from the command line and is not necessary. I would omit it in a script.
# 3  
Old 01-26-2001
Question SMS?

chriss: Do you mean sending SMS messages as in Microsoft's "Service Management System" messages?
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Old 01-26-2001
Computer

Sorry, I have to formulate my question better.

I did mean SMS messages to a cell-phone from an AIX unix machine.
 

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