Chris (Reddog) on 23 Feb 2010 16:47:04 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] How to Signal from a Modem?

Why not use email if there's a non-network related problem, and have a
server outside your house monitor your network connection and that can
email you at loss of connectivity?

Chris Callie

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
> I have a system monitor running on my home network.  I want to be able to have
> it signal me if there is a problem.   Unfortunately, it will have to be via a
> cell phone (text or voice) since it must work if the entire network fails (ie:
> no eMail!!).
> I was thinking of using an old modem on the POTS line, but am not sure how I'd
> handle the signalling.  Maybe just call my cell phone and let caller ID be the
> notification?  Or maybe generate a series of key-presses on the modem which
> codes the problem  (kinda like a BIOS beep error code).
> Anybody have any suggestions for a simple system that would use old hardware?
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