Notifications can be used with rules to monitor the WS_FTP Server and send a message or take an action when an event occurs.
A file transfer event, such as a file upload or download, can trigger a notification that sends a message to a user or launches an application. Notifications help you respond to events that occur on the server and automate certain responses, for example:
- Inform the server administrator when a disk quota or failed login limit is exceeded.
- Inform a user that a file has arrived on the server and is ready for download.
- Inform a user or administrator that a particular file has been downloaded.
There are three types of notifications. The notifications define how a message is sent and to whom the message is sent.
- . Sends a message to an email address. For more information, see Creating an Email Notification.
- . Sends a message to a pager via a dial-up modem. For more information, see Creating a Pager Notification.
- . (Short Message Service) sends messages of up to 160 characters (225 characters using the 5-bit mode) to mobile phones that use Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). SMS is similar to paging; however, SMS messages do not require the mobile phone to be active and within range. Instead, the message will be held for a number of days until the phone is active and within range. SMS messages are transmitted within the same cell or to anyone with roaming service capability. They can also be sent to digital phones from a web site equipped with PC Link or from one digital phone to another. For more information, see Creating an SMS Notification.
The program notifications feature of previous versions of WS_FTP Server is now included in rules. For more information about creating a rule that launches an application or a batch file, see Rules Overview.