SMSTerm is an application that uses the ICQ2000 protocol.
Version: 0.6.1SMSTerm is an application that uses the ICQ2000 protocol to present you a shell on your mobile phone which allows you to interact with your computer from any mobile on a GSM network. It runs a shell on a pty, and allows you to directly send commands to the shell through SMS. Minimal authentication is done over SMS before spawning a shell and offering it to the user on the mobile phone. It is very useful for remote administration tasks, or checking out the status of the network, or just to run some small chores on your system while you are away. It uses Expect.pm in the background. SMSTerm also includes a script to send SMS through the ICQ network from the command line to any GSM mobile, and also includes a PHP script to set up a Web->SMS gateway.
Operating System: Linux
This is a simple perl script to allow all you people out there who cannot live without having a peek at what your box at home has to say, when you are on the move. All you need is a GSM mobile, and an ICQ account. An ICQ account is required because it is used as the
underlying protocol in SMSTerm to transfer/recieve SMS's.
Yoy can use this application to contact systems behind NATs, as the kernel ships with kernel modules to allow ICQ to be masq'd reliably. It is a good way to telnet into your system, which maybe behind a firewall, and do some chores, when you're halfway accross the globe
What's New in This Release:
· included the new vICQ.pm version 1.10: the earlier version had some serious bugs in receiving SMS which prevented SMSTerm from working at all. I released SMSTerm 0.6 in a hurry during my exams so I couldn't test it thoroughly. Apologies to everyone who couldn't get it to work. This time everything is tested and tried, and it works.
· delay modified: the default delay time has been increased from 10s to 20s in SMSTerm. This is because ICQ was giving me RATE_LIMIT errors if i set it too low. Anyone who get a RATE_LIMIT can try bumping it somemore.