The basic premise is that at the place I am interning at there is a machine that does a lot of the processing of big projects. When this machine goes down (which happens from time to time) no one knows until it has been checked on again. Because we already have company wide Spark set up, I was tasked to create a system that would detect when the machine is down and would then send an alert message to a few people from a contact list.
I have many questions, but the one most pertinant now is: Can I install smack onto just one machine and use its messaging services to send messages to others who do not have smack installed (all the machines still have Spark)?
Any help is greatly appreciated.