Re: LAN based iPhone notification from Raspberry PI script

John G8BPQ


LinBPQ includes an email server, and can be polled using pop3 from an
Android Phone. I don’t have an iPhone, but I’d be surprised if that can’t do
the same. You asked in another post whether your phone would reconnect to
your wifi when you returned. My Android phone does this automatically.

Although GROWL is an OS/X tool there is a Linux Port. I’ve never used it,
but if it can send email notifications via SMTP it could send messages to
your LinBPQ mail system. These could be pulled locally to your phone or sent
over the packet network to another location for collection if that is more

John G8BPQ

Sent: 31 August 2017 04:47
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] LAN based iPhone notification from
Raspberry PI script

I have a packet terminal running on my Raspberry PI.  What I want to do is
send a message over my house’s LAN to the iPhone from the Raspberry PI based
on something that the Raspberry PI decides, like “your BPQterm log has
grown".  I want a push notification that can make a noise on the phone.  I
know I could do this with SMS or even Email, but I can’t figure out how to
do that without having Internet available.  Can anybody recommend a
technique, or phone app, that could get that push notification with alert
from the Raspberry PI, entirely in my LAN, and preferably something that I
can script for other people running packet nodes on their Raspberry PIs???

A clue that I got a while ago is that there is a System Event Log mechanism
called GROWL which can send to registered clients or some such about system
event messages.  Can you tell me how to generate GROWL notifications from a
Raspberry PI to an iPhone without going outside of the LAN?  

Or some other mechanism?  

I wonder if I can get an email client on my iPhone to use the Raspberry PI
as a mail server when I”m at home?  Then I could get a push notification
that the Raspberry PI has a message for me?  

Any other thoughts?  

Thanks! And 73.  
Tadd / KA2DEW
Raleigh NC  FM05pv

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