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Budgie 06-14-2006 04:30 PM

Growl send notification-network
Hi Dave
Just upgraded (seemless as usual :) ), installed Growl on a couple of Macs to get a notification set up organised before doing it to the rest of my Mac's.

I can get notification of the SD events I have chosen ie: suceeded etc, individualy on each Mac, but can not figure out how to have that information sent to another mac (admin), I have seen that thier is a "Extras" folder that comes with Growl and in that folder is "growlnotify", have found the documentation on installing it ...... and that's me, I dont no anything about CDing to the directory etc etc, or if this is even the right tool, so im stuck.

I have registered with Growl asking for help with:

Hi all
Just installed Growl for the first time and getting a feel for it, just got a question about setting up the Network panel, after I have checked the "Forward notifications to other computers" nothing shows up, I cant drag and drop other volumes etc into this field, can some one please walk me through setting up a notification to be sent to another computer please, or point me in the direction of some help files.

and have had no response, could I get some advice on how to set this up please Dave.


dnanian 06-14-2006 04:46 PM

What you do is set up the Growl you want to receive the notification as a "server" (under Network, turn on "listen for remote notifications", "allow remote registration" and set a password.

Then, on the clients, in the same tab, set the password and turn on "Forward notifications". Check the server you want to receive the notifications, and you're done.

Budgie 06-14-2006 05:39 PM

cheers Dave, nice and clear, works for all my Macs apart from my OSX 10.4.6 Server though, anything in particular that needs to be turned on?


dnanian 06-14-2006 05:41 PM

No... what does it do? (It works fine on server here...)

Budgie 06-14-2006 05:48 PM

ive just un-installed and re-installed Growl, same result.

I enter password, then check "forward notification to other computers" and nothing shows in the panel below, it showed instantly on th eother set up's


dnanian 06-14-2006 05:55 PM

Perhaps it's firewalled, Budgie. You'll have to look in the Growl documentation to see what ports they're using (if any)...

Budgie 06-14-2006 06:44 PM

yes, the firewall was the problem, very simple fix, switched it of, then back on again, and all is good, may have got it's self a wee bit upset, cheers Dave.


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