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MARS call when system is down

Hello - I want to set MARS up to monitor my firewall and email server to make sure they're up. If either of these devices appear down to MARS I want MARS to notify me via its modem and analog phone line. I see where you can set up a pager or SMS. I'm using a Verizon Wireless cell phone and I can't find a way to receive a page. SMS won't work if the email server is down or can't get to the Internet. Has anyone else tried anything similar to this? Maybe there is a better way. I appreciate any ideas! Thanks

Update - I'm using version 4.3.6


Re: MARS call when system is down

ISPs usually offer a SMS gateway solution. Usually it has multiple methods to generate/send a SMS msg e.g. email, web URL, manual, scripting API etc.

You could have the MARS send an email as an action for your rule. This address would be the SMS gateway address provided by the ISP. You might also need to tune the Unknown Reporting Device rule if you wish changing its duration/count etc.