I've been put in charge of a project that does this and that with some files on our data server. My boss told me today that it would be nice if she could be notified every time such and such happens. My plan was to make an RSS XML file in which one of my scripts can store logs, and then my boss can simply locate that file in Outlook to subscribe to it.
RSS Readers such as Outlook don't seem to like offline/local RSS feeds, according to my quick tests. Is there a way to do what I'm talking about?
I'm open to other ideas, but let me explain the main reasons I want to do it this way.
- It's less annoying and more versatile than an email (collects in one location; can be sent to more than one person...)
- A local file wouldn't require any FTP-ing or logging in for my updating script to do
- A local file would only be accessible by people connected to the server
If someone can give me an alternate solution, I will consider it as long as it satisfies those things. Thanks!