[lug] Sound Alerts

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Mon Sep 4 16:19:30 MDT 2000

On Mon, Sep 04, 2000 at 06:00:33PM +0000, Subba Rao wrote:
>Has anyone tried to setup this type of alert system? If you succeeded, please
>let me know how you did it. I do wish to be notified for each alert on this
>system. I would like our busy sys admins, know what is happening on this system
>while they are working on neighbouring systems.

I set up just such a thing years ago.  I was using one of the network-capable
audio daemons.  I forget what it was called, unfortunately.  It was fairly
stupid, it would simply queue audio requests received via the network of the
sort "play foobar.au", which had to be installed locally on the audio
server.  It actually worked REALLY well.

So, I'd recommend looking for something like that, or setting up a semaphore
so that only one of these alerts runs at a time.  See the "semget" man
page for more information about semaphores.

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