Provided by: sendpage-server_1.0.3-1_all
sendpage - listen for pages via SNPP, and send pages via modem
sendpage [OPTIONS] [recipient ...]
-bd Start sendpage in "daemon mode" where it will start all the Paging Central queues and wait for pages to be delivered. When sendpage runs as a daemon, it must be running as the 'sendpage' user as specified in the sendpage.cf file. -bp Display all the pages waiting in the Paging Central queues. -bv Try to expand the "recipient" name, using the recipient aliases specified in the configuration file. -bs Shutdown the running sendpage daemon and all its children. If a Paging Central is in the middle of delivering a page, it will finish up and exit as soon as its current page is handled. -br This will send a SIGHUP to the master daemon. When the master gets the SIGHUP, it will re-read its configuration file, and restart all the Paging Centrals. It will wait for any busy Paging Centrals to finish before continuing. -bq This displays the state of the running daemons: Running or Not running. If a pid file is stale (the file exists, but the process doesn't), it will mark that pid as "Stale". -q[R pc] This will send a SIGUSR1 signal to either the master daemon, or, if the Paging Central is specified, just that Paging Central in particular. When the master gets a SIGUSR1, it will send it to each of the running Paging Centrals. If the Paging Central is not busy, it will immediately start a queue run. -C FILE Read the configuration file FILE instead of the default /etc/sendpage/sendpage.cf -h Display a summary of all the available command line options. -d Turn on debugging (like "debug=true" in /etc/sendpage/sendpage.cf) -f USER Show that the sent page is coming from USER. Default is the current user. -m MESSAGE Send the given MESSAGE instead of reading text from stdin. -n Do not notify the 'from' user about the status of the page.
Sendpage can run as the delivery agent, or as a client to insert a page into the paging queue. For the various command-line arguments, the idea here was to use sendmail-style arguments where I can, not to fully implement every option that sendmail has. I just want the learning curve of sendpage to be small for people already familiar with sendmail.
/etc/sendpage/sendpage.cf Default location for sendpage.cf, which holds all the configuration information for sendpage, including Paging Central definitions, recipients, and various other behaviors. /var/spool/sendpage Default directory for all the Paging Central queues and pid files. /var/lock Default directory to keep the UUCP-style device locks.
Kees Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oh, I bet this code is crawling with them. :) I've done my best to test this code, but I'm only one person. If you find strange behavior, please let me know.
sendpage is free software; it can be used under the terms of the GNU General Public License.