As we've been working on getting procmail working over the last couple
weeks, we keep coming up with new ideas. If anybody has an recipes for any
of this, I'd love to get a copy.
ping-by-mail - this is where things started
I'd think we could have a rule that would allow a line in a message cause a
remote host to be pinged and have the response e-mailed back. We already
have a number of processes that monitor remote sites and send pages if they
fail. All of the techs at D&E CNS have PCS phones which allow us to send an
SMTP message from the road. If I get a page, I'd like to be able to do a
little research while driving.
Quite similar to the above. I'd think we should be able to strip out
duplicate blanks and even chop the response up into 160 chr chunks (max in a
single SMS message).
We have our hosts.allow file set up to send a page every time somebody
telnets into our linux host. Basically, nobody should be on it most of the
time. If I get a page that somebody logged in, it would be nice to get an
e-mail response back with the response from a who.
This gets a little dangerous but, today I spent 3 hours on the road....who
knows what I may want to do remotely someday!
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