today announced that it has ported the open source QuickPage package to run on Mac OS X.
— also known as qpage — was developed by Thomas Dwyer III and has been ported to run on many Unix system. The software enables computers to page users; it’s a popular tool for system administrators and network managers.
QuickPage combines a server that uses the Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP) along with a paging client that can send pages to an SNPP server. The server itself listens for SNPP messages and then sends them through an analog modem using the TAP protocol.
Dartware adjusted the software’s modem initialization code to allow the software to compile and run on OS X. It has also created an initialization script to place the pre-compiled binaries — which work with OS X and Darwin — in the appropriate places, edit the configuration files, start the server, and create a StartupItem.
QuickPage is available
from Dartware’s Web site at no cost, under the same license agreement as the original QuickPage package.