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Old 01-29-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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how to set-up a sms server in linux


how to set-up a sms server in linux, i want to asked your help if any one ever encounter/experience to set-up a sms server in linux that is capable of sending/receiving mobile messages. (e.g. when we are trying to check our prepaid balance of our mobile phone)
I heard that gnokii can do this, can any one help me......

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Old 01-30-2006, 04:24 AM   #2
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I don't know what exactly you want to do, but if you want to just send and receive sms you can use sms server tools and a compatible gsm modem or mobile phone. If that's your case I could help you further (because we are using this tool for sms alerts etc), but if you want something more complex like gnokii you should read it's documentation and subscribe to it's mailing list for questions.
If you want a client-server sms solution take a look at smslink
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:09 AM   #3
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thank's for your reply.... what i want to do is to setup a sms server that capable to receive sms messages ( e.g. asking for any info about a person available on your data server)and then, the sms server will reply automatically with the corresponding answer to his/her question...

example: i will send a text message to my mobile provider asking for my load balance..... then, it will reply with my available balance....

all your help will be very much welcome!!!!
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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What you want to do needs programming skills from your part. I'm not a programer so I can't help you, but the basic idea should be to connect a computer (running Linux perhaps) to a gsm device and then using some programming language, get the sms sent, find the user-id (phone number), find the querry type (available balance), contact a database, get the answer and send it back to user.
As a start you could take a look here.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 11:59 AM   #5
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Kannel is an open-source SMS/WAP gateway that I've used (though not configured) on projects in the past, and it works perfectly for sending and receiving SMS. As bathory mentioned, you will need a GSM device to send an receive messages, and AFAIK it'll have to have an active SIM and airtime available, so you're just bolting a computer's processing power onto an existing phone. You may be able to use existing mobile phones for this, though there are GSM modems that are better suited.

Have a look at the Kannel documentation and play around with it - it should integrate well with web services, since its control messages (for both send and receive) are basically sent over HTTP - with authorisation set up you could even use it to manually send SMS from any browser, without detracting from your main function.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 07:35 AM   #6
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bathory,your message draws my attention regarding the software-sms server tools.

I would like to know more about this software but haven't got any documentation on its website.Do you have any information about it?By the way,you said that it can be used with mobile phone attached to the computer to replace GSM Modem.Is that true?

Thanks for your concern.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 10:17 AM   #7
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is there a way to access ICQ's sms service? i know that it can send sms messges, but i never got it to work in linux. is there an API for that?
 
Old 02-19-2006, 05:31 PM   #8
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Take a look at the list of the compatible hardware to see if your device is listed there. Note that even if it's not listed there you can try it to see if it works with your hardware. The configuration is very simple. Also there is enough documentation for you to see if it can do what you have in mind.
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Perhaps you should take a look at this
 
Old 02-20-2006, 01:57 AM   #9
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bathory,thanks for your reply.

I want to use my old mobile phone (From Sony) as the sending device to send SMS via my computer.However,I discover the website doesn't include enough documentation except you buy the book.I am short of money,though.Do you mind pointing me to the right direction to look up appropriate information regarding this?But how to connect the mobile phone to the computer?I found no port except for the adapter.

Thanks for your concern.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 02:56 AM   #10
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Hello,

Seems interesting thread!

While adding my account in kopete (IM software of linux) I found there is an option for SMS account. But I didn't find any detail about that. Can any one guide me how I use that to send SMS from kopete.

Further, receiving SMS on computer was something which I didn't think of before seeing this thread. Thanks yhuki for that.

Thanks, Kirtimaan
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:55 AM   #11
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bathory,thanks for your reply.
I want to use my old mobile phone (From Sony) as the sending device to send SMS via my computer.However,I discover the website doesn't include enough documentation except you buy the book.I am short of money,though.Do you mind pointing me to the right direction to look up appropriate information regarding this?But how to connect the mobile phone to the computer?I found no port except for the adapter.
Thanks for your concern.
The first thing is the compatibility. If your phone is listed in the supported hardware then you can use it. You have to connect it to your computer through a serial or a usb port. I dunno what adapter you're talking about, but perhaps you can use a converter from that adapter to the serial or usb port of your box. Read your phone's manual to see if this can be done, or use google to search. For Nokia phones there is enough documentation.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 10:22 AM   #12
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originally from Swift&Smart.....

I want to use my old mobile phone (From Sony) as the sending device to send SMS via my computer.However,I discover the website doesn't include enough documentation except you buy the book.I am short of money,though.Do you mind pointing me to the right direction to look up appropriate information regarding this?But how to connect the mobile phone to the computer?I found no port except for the adapter.

Thanks for your concern.


I want to know the name and author of the book? any one....

Thank you for the comments on my post..... let's hope that we succedd in this new knowledge.....
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:51 AM   #13
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yhuki,if you take a look at the website which bathory recommended to you-website.There are a link to the documentation which costs money to buy.You can get it via postmail,DVD,CD-ROM.

However,first off,I have to find out whether my mobile phone is supported by the software in the hardware compatibility list.

yhuki,it's glad to share with you regarding this "Technology".I'm a on SMS too.
 
  


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