Linux as a windows crutch: Sending SMS
Suppose you want to send SMS messages from windows through a bluetooth connection to a phone.
I am sure you can make it work. On the other hand, I already had it working on Linux... so you can just use this on a friendly Linux box, and send SMS messages by accessing a special URL:
#!/usr/bin/env python from colubrid import BaseApplication, HttpResponse, execute import os class SMSApplication(BaseApplication): def process_request(self): numero = self.request.args.get('numero') mensaje = self.request.args.get('mensaje') [entrada,salida]=os.popen4('/usr/bin/gnokii --sendsms %s'%numero,mode='rw') entrada.write(mensaje) entrada.flush() entrada.close() msg=salida.read() response = HttpResponse(msg) response['Content-Type'] = 'text/plain' return response if __name__ == '__main__': execute(SMSApplication,debug=True, hostname='mybox.domain.internal', port=8080,reload=True)
If someone opens
http://mybox.domain.internal:8080/?numero=1234?mensaje=hola%20mundo it sends "hola mundo" to the 1234 number.
I suppose I could call this a web telephony service or somesuch, but it's actually just the 5'solution that came to mind.
It uses a silly little not-a-web-framework called colubrid instead of something you may know, because I wanted to keep it simple, and it doesn't get much simpler than this.