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George Shaw
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Username: Mi3gto

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2005 - 07:56 pm:   

Just installed the demo and sent my first SMS via the web interface with 100% sucess.

Can I send a SMS message without using the web interface? Say I had a alarm that could trriger a physical or software alarm, what is needed?

Can I say send a sms direct from command line or from another program? which ones?

I am reading through the help files and manual.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4505
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

Hi George,

Generally you would trigger an SMS to be sent via an HTTP request:

http://www.nowsms.com/documentation/ProductDocumentation/sending_messages/sendin g_text_messages.htm

You can also do it via SMTP, so if you have an application that can generate an alert via SMTP, you could get that routed out as an SMS. This is more difficult because it does require setting up DNS and e-mail related settings. There is a link with more information on this setup here:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/3451.html

Finally, sometimes the best way to interface with an existing application is via a command line interface.

There is an example in the following thread:

http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/1/5318.html

Basically, that thread contains a Windows script file, where the Windows script issues an HTTP request to the NowSMS server. You can execute the Windows script from a command line interface through Windows' cscript.exe, so this is a flexible way to integrate an alert into an existing application that only supports a command line interface for triggering an alert.

-bn

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