Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end.
I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages from NAGIOS using smstools3. It works fairly well, but over time people have started to really enjoy the convenience of SMS notification, and the number of messages sent has crept up from 2-3 a day to 30-100 a day, and the GSM phone solution isn't really up to that: every few days it goes unresponsive, starts failing to send messages, etc. My inclination is to get a GSM modem and use that instead, but there are no longer any RS232 GSM modems that I can find, so I have to use a USB one instead. Solaris' documentation is poor on precision about which USB modems it can talk to; it says all modems that honour "Universal Serial Bus Communication Device Class Abstract Control Model (USB CDC ACM) specification" are OK, but I can't find a single modem manufacturer who knows anything about that spec.
I would value any recommendations, positive or negative, anyone can make about USB GSM modems on Solaris; SMS-related recommendations are extra-useful, but I'm keen to know anything. Failing that, recommendations for Linux-compatible ones would be useful, as it's somewhere to start.
Thanks for any light anyone can shed.