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Telegram is an instant messenger app that allows other applications to send messages via a webhook. This functionality is used to allow users to receive alerts about LinuxGSM.

Setup a Telegram Bot

To enable Telegram alerts you need to create your own Telegram Bot.
  1. 1.
    To do this you will need to speak to @BotFather by visiting here.
  2. 2.
    Click start to begin the chat.
BotFather Chat
  1. 1.
    Type /newbot and follow the instructions to create a bot.
new Bot
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    Once complete an API token will be given. Enter the token to the LinuxGSM config.
#Telegram Alerts |

Telegram Group

Use this step If you want to send alerts to a group. If not skip to Retrieve the Chat ID.

Setup a New Group

  1. 1.
    Select New Group
  2. 2.
    Give your group a name
  3. 3.
    Select the Bot you just created by typing @ExampleBot.
The bot will now be added to the group.

Use an Existing group

If you are using an existing group, invite the bot to the group.
View group info -> Add Members.

Retrieve the Chat ID

The chat id is used to identify where the alert is being sent. Each user and group has its own ID.
To obtain the chat id a message must be received by the bot. This will allow it to pick up the chat id. You can now search for your bot in telegram and sent it the message LINUXGSM.
  • users: send the message LINUXGSM directly to the bot
  • groups: send the message LINUXGSM to the group
To retrieve the chat id visit the following url, replacing the XXXXX with your bot token from earlier.
Look for text LINUXGSM in the message and find the chat id part of that message.
note: A group number includes a dash in the chat id e.g -191537238
The number given is the chat id
> note: A group number includes a dash in the chat id e.g `-191537238`
Add the chat id to the [LinuxGSM config](../configuration/
The number given is the chat id
A group number might include a dash in the chat id e.g -191537238
Add the chat id to the LinuxGSM config.
## Telegram Alerts |

Send Test Alert

Finally, test that everything correctly works by sending a test alert. You will now receive a message from the bot directly or to a chosen group.
./gameserver test-alert

Custom cURL String

You can add a custom cURL string eg proxy (useful in Russia) in "curlcustomstring"
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