[Tuxaloosa] Using a modem on a remote Linux server?

Erik Hanson leprkhn at gmail.com
Wed May 2 18:11:06 UTC 2012

Wow... did anybody else get 8 copies of that response? I think Thunderbird
is acting wonky.
On May 2, 2012 1:07 PM, "leprkhn" <leprkhn at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/2/2012 11:10 AM, Beddingfield, Allen wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I was wondering if any of you have any ideas of how I can accomplish
> this:
> > I have a Linux VM that I would like to be able to use the modem on a
> > Linux-based physical server to dial out for paging.  (Monitoring package
> > running in the VM, and would like to come up with a scheme to allow it
> > to use a modem across the network on a physical server to do paging).  I
> > don't have the option of attaching a modem to the virtualization host.
> > Anyone ever done anything like this or have any ideas?  We can obviously
> > just send an e-mail to the address for the pager, but it would be nice
> > to have a method to call out with a dedicated phone line, in the event
> > that the message being sent is an alert that the SMTP server is down :)
> >
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Allen B.
> >
> First thought is, assuming you can control the modem from tty with
> minicom, wvdial, kermit or something, why not have a script on the vm
> that tags the hard server with a little ssh-fu? Access is through
> internal net only, yeah? Might be the easiest.
> Second thought? Remote serial port with getty accessing a ppp daemon on
> the hard box. Essentially making the hard box a pppoe server. The
> Internet seems to tell me this is possible, but I'm having to wade
> through more BSD documentation than I'd like. Sounds old school.
> Probably harder than you're looking for.
> And just for shits and giggles: Remotely access warvox with a
> meterpreter shell. http://warvox.org/install.html
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