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What is Sendpage?

To send alphanumeric pages to a pager, if an email gateway is unavailable or undesirable, software is needed to control a modem which will dial a "Paging Central", and deliver the pages using an ASCII delivery system known as "TAP".

Sendpage implements all aspects of this type of software, including an SNPP client, an SNPP server, a queuing engine, a modem control engine, a TAP communication system, and an email notification system. Sendpage is available under the GNU General Public License.





   

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Stable Version: 1.0.3 - 2008-01-03 (or use the local mirror)

Devel Version: 1.1.1 - 2009-04-16 (or use the local mirror)



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Why use Sendpage?

Well, basically, it has better queue management, better control over modem settings, better error detection, fully reconfigurable on the fly, written in Perl so it should work on anything you can get Perl 5 compiled on, and when you need it, the most verbose debugging you'll ever see.

You can use this comparison table to evaluate a few other paging packages.

   

Why the raccoons?

Since the Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol is basically a whole lot of hand-waving, I figured a troop of raccoons waving semaphore would capture what it was like to bring you Sendpage. :) For a collection of most of the alphabet, grab the whole archive.


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