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RE: nvpagerd and Sprint PCS phones.

To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
Subject: RE: nvpagerd and Sprint PCS phones.
From: "Barr, Scott" <Scott_Barr@csgsystems.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 12:55:05 -0600
Hear hear, I page when the email server is down <grin>

-----Original Message-----
From: Cochran, Steve A. [mailto:steve@more.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 12:49 PM
To: IBM NetView Discussion
Subject: RE: [NV-L] nvpagerd and Sprint PCS phones. 

Sending email to a pager service doesn't work too well when the network

I'm still on ancient NetView v5.1, but here is my definition for
in my nv.carriers file.  They probably aren't optimal, but they work for

Carrier: sprintpcs
        Modem phone #: 18886561727
        Numeric IDs accepted on modem line: N
        DTMF phone #:
        Max. message length: 100
        Max. digits in alphanumeric pager #: 10
        Max. blocks/transaction: 1
        Max. transactions/call: 10
        Baud rate: 1200
        Parity: E
        Data bits: 7
        Stop bits: 1
        Protocol: TAP

Steve Cochran

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Evans [mailto:bill_evans@sra.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 12:18 PM
To: NV-L ListServ
Subject: [NV-L] nvpagerd and Sprint PCS phones. 

This isn't quite the answer you wanted but my advice is DON'T use
nvpagerd unless you already have it configured.  nvpagerd is seventies
technology.  E-mail works faster and most of the paging services provide
e-mail portals today.  It saves you all the trouble of getting the
NetView customization for the service set up.   You do have to configure
sendfile to route to the network though.  

It's also far more efficient to send e-mail to the paging service and in
the case of Sprint PCS  the messaging service.  First make sure your
Sprint PCS subscriber is paying the extra buck and a half monthly for
the messaging service and then send an e-mail to his phone number as in
my signature block.  

Unix services provide the sendmail capability and NetView for NT
provides the NVMAIL command to do the same.  

These two lines executed as a batch file (aka shell script ) from trap
customization on NT send the test message through an smtp server at
nnn.nnn.31.31.  Unix syntax for sendmail differs slightly (I couldn't
locate my Unix version).  I use the intermediate file for debugging.  
echo %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 > \usr\OV\log\trapmail.log
nvmail -server "nnn.nnn.31.31" -recipient
"9196967513@messaging.sprintpcs.com" -subject "Test   message" -file
Bill Evans  --  Consultant in Enterprise Systems Management
reply-to: wvevans@prodigy.net  
Phone: 919-696-7513 
Send short text messages to 9196967513@messaging.sprintpcs.com 
Help Anyone with Sprint PCS and nvpager experience!

I'm running NV 6.0.2 on AIX

Can someone please share their experience on how to successfully page
someone's Sprint PCS phone?
I'm calling 888656172 w/ 7E1 word length at 2400 baud. The nvpagerd.alog

        Carrier sprint rejected message or pager ID.


Ray Westphal
Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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