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Individual notifications are configured in Methods. The name of a method definition is associated with a command, contact and in some instances a sender. The system defaults for each method are listed in the table below. Methods are applied in the Notifications tab.
|Name||Name of method, e.g., E-Mail, Growl, SMS|
|Command, Contact Field, Sender (method defaults)|| E-Mail: Emails are sent using the standard system mailer, you may need to configure your mail relay to accept mail from the system.
(Command: sendemail, Contact: email, Sender: root@localhost, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: No)
See How to enable sendEmail to work with TLS.
Growl: Growl notifications are sent using an included script, it requires the Perl module Net::Growl and by standard it uses UDP 9887 by default. After install, allow notifications from network, optional require password from LAN, server only requires Perl module Net::Growl as stated earlier. Client, depending on OS, requires an extra client: Mac: http://growl.info Linux: http://mattn.github.com/growl-for-linux/ Windows:http://www.growlforwindows.com/gfw
(Command: growl, Contact: growladdress, Sender: none, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: No)
SMS: SMS alerts are sent via an attached SMS-capable modem using smstool3 or an iSMS/SMSFinder hardware device.
(Command: sendsms, Contact: mobile, Sender: none, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: No)
Voice: Voice alerts are generated with an Asterisk (or Starface) soft PBX.
(Command: voicecall, Contact: phone, Sender: none, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: Yes)
Voice + E-Mail fallback: Voice alert with email method fallback.
(Command: voicecall, Contact: phone, Sender: none, Fallback method: E-Mail, Acknowledable: Yes)
Voice + SMS fallback: Voice alert with SMS method fallback.
(Command: voicecall, Contact: phone, Sender: none, Fallback method: SMS, Acknowledable: Yes)
|Fallback method||Method used if first method returns an error. This is currently only used by the voicecall plugin, to provide fallback to SMS or Email.|
|Acknowledgable||Any method that is configured as acknowledable will cause the escalation chain to end, typically only voice should use this method as E-Mail and SMS provide no guarantee that a message has been received and understood.|
Figure: Methods tab