[mythtv-users] sms/email interface

MailingListJ JMailingListNoDigest at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 14:13:29 UTC 2008

Replying to two mail.....

I was thinking something like that, where are the interfaces?  They both 
could use the same engine to parse them (I think).

Christopher X. Candreva wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Nov 2008, MailingListJ wrote:
>> does anybody have any ideas for an sms interface for mythtv.  Or an 
>> email interface, any interface which doesn't involve web traffic..... or 
>> at least a way that i can get involved and write one to contribute?
> I was just thinking about that. I've written some AIM bots in the past, and 
> was thinking about an AIM and/or Jabber (Google talk etc) bot that would let 
> me talk to my Myth machine. I had gotten as far as looking at the telnet 
> interface, but hadn't actually come up with what I wanted to do with it.
> I suppose one might want to ask for status info (like the Status screen of 
> Mythweb), and possibly receive asynchronous notifications, such as IMs when 
> recordings or jobs start/stop.
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
hah, kind of.... I was thinking start with a few basic commands and then eventually make a full blown interface and integrate it into the current distribution as a plugin or something..... what is the command line interface? where can I find information about it.....

>Behind a firewall eh?  ;) 

>Have a look at procmail. It should do all you want, and then some.
>You'd need to grab mail to your myth box (either accepting them
>directly as an smtp server, or via some other server), and filter it
>through procmail. Write some recipes, and chuck them on the wiki
>perhaps. How complex did you have in mind? Just a few basic commands
>like "record show", or a full blown interface? It might be possible to
>emulate the command line interface via email, but that would be a lot
>of emails... your sysadmins might get suspicious... but there's no
>technical reason why not.

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