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Openspot Interactive SMS Script

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:54 pm
by kf7eel
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share a script that I have spent several hours, over days, working on to allow SMS interaction with a Linux machine. I have wanted to create an interactive SMS service, similar to the service on Brandmeister, to control the Openspot, send email, and other functions for a long time. After days of coding, I finally have a stable-"ish" script that will check a received SMS, filter it, then reply. It also serves as an SMS to E-Mail gateway, with the ability to receive email as well. You can find it at

I don't know if there others out there that could benefit from something like this. I hope it is useful to sombody. I created it to make my Openspot a little more useful.



Re: Openspot Interactive SMS Script

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:38 pm
by n5amd
Thank you for writing this. I am absolutely surprised more people are not taking advantage of the SMS API with as many sharks as there are out there. The utility of SMS is boundless so again, thank you!!

I am trying to accomplish the same idea but straight bash and im having a world of trouble trying to convert ascii into UTF-16BE.
In the mean time, I cloned your repo, but im not finding any Am I missing something?

Re: Openspot Interactive SMS Script

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:41 am
by kf7eel
No, it was just my failure to update documentation. I just updated it with a few code changes. More to come in a week or so.