[mythtv-users] OT: MythTV Home Automation
ross.campbell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 21:01:02 UTC 2005
On 10/11/05, Ian Jackson <ianjackson at shaw.ca> wrote:
> About this whole touch tone thing and home automation control. I love
> the Myth automation concept. Isn't that what myth is suppose to be
> about? Mythical convergence? As far as touch tone activation, I've been
> half following this thread.. Instead of touch tone magic, why not good
> old SMS?
> In this summer issue of 2600 (I think). there is a short article on
> using SMS to control your box.. It's sort of smart hack..Basically, it
> takes advantage the fact that most phones can SMS email addresses.. I'll
> see if I can find/post the article if anybody is interested. It could
> turn into a pretty useful tool if somebody put some time into a myth
Ultimetely, asterisk is where you'd want to be looking, but in the
I remember seeing some set of mail parsing scripts that allowed emails to
perform commands on a host.
This isn't the one I was looking for, but something like this:
Also, there's a GAIM plugin that allows remote command execution if you're
okay with the security implications of that.
I suppose you could use an IM Client on your phone to send the name of a
short unix script.
But then again, many people today can also use ssh from their "phone" to
access a real shell on their mythtv box - or even just use a web interface
from their phone!
BTW, Ian... when you reply to emails it seems that your MUA is generating a
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