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skymon - "moncmd" interface to a SkyTel 2-way pager


skymon This is a "moncmd" interface to a SkyTel 2-way pager.

It utilizes procmail filters and password authentication to do its trick. I would not call this a "secure" authentication mechanism, but in Marcus Ranum-speak it is "really nice". Use at your own risk.

It would be even more "really nice" if this did SecureID or S/Key.

Also keep in mind that all queries and all results pass through the Great Wide Internet to get back to your pager.


Commands are sent via email with the following format:


Commands are the following, and can only be used if they exist in the "allow" file:

Enable host
Enable service
Enable watch
Disable host
Disable service
Disable watch
List failures
List disabled

The idea behind the brevity is that it's a pain to compose messages on that silly little keypad.


mon(8), moncmd(1), monshow(1)


skymon was written by Jim Trocki, <>

This manual page was written by Dario Minnucci <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

February 12, 2007 Dario Minnucci <>