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h5. Overview

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.

h5. Steps

# Go to *Configuration* > *NoMa*.
# Select the *Methods* tab.
# Click the *Create* button on the right side of the screen, (select the pencil icon to edit an existing method).
# Enter the *methods directives* as described below.
# Click *Create/Save*.
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Table: Methods directives
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|| Directive || Description ||
| 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) \\
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*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|http://growl.info] Linux: [http://mattn.github.com/growl-for-linux/|http://mattn.github.com/growl-for-linux] Windows:[http://www.growlforwindows.com/gfw|http://www.growlforwindows.com/gfw]\\
(Command: growl, Contact: growladdress, Sender: none, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: No) \\
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*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) \\
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*Voice*: Voice alerts are generated with an Asterisk (or Starface) soft PBX. \\
(Command: voicecall, Contact: phone, Sender: none, Fallback method: none, Acknowledable: Yes) \\
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*Voice + E-Mail fallback*: Voice alert with email method fallback. \\
(Command: voicecall, Contact: phone, Sender: none, Fallback method: E-Mail, Acknowledable: Yes) \\
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*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. |
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Figure: Methods tab
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