[Serdev] HTTP-SMS gateway

Tom van der Geer tom.vandergeer at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 24 11:26:02 CET 2009

-------- Originele bericht --------
Onderwerp: Re: [Serdev] HTTP-SMS gateway
Van: Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at sippysoft.com>
Aan: Tom van der Geer <tom.vandergeer at xs4all.nl>
CC: serdev at lists.iptel.org
Datum: 24-2-2009 9:42
> Tom van der Geer wrote:
>> Hi Maxim,
>> Thanks for your response. I'm aware of existence of Kannel. I've 
>> worked with it in the past as a HTTP to SMS gateway (maybe it does 
>> more than that). In my setup it received HTTP requests and translated 
>> them to the attached SIM box to send out SMS messages. So this 
>> basically was a home brew HTTP-SMS provider as I described in my 
>> first post.
>> What I'm aiming at now is to be able to send SMS messages from a SIP 
>> client using the MESSAGE method as described in RFC 3428 (if 
>> supported by the SIP client). When a MESSAGE is send from a client to 
>> the (predefined or catch-all) address, the HTTP-SMS module will 
>> translate this request to an HTTP request. A large part of this 
>> functionality already exists in the current SER SMS module, but these 
>> requests are translated to serial communication with a SIM box or 
>> mobile phone.
>> Ultimately incoming SMS messages from the (mobile) network will be 
>> translated back to SIP MESSAGE requests. These will be received as 
>> (callback) HTTP requests from the SMS provider. This will enable the 
>> user to receive SMS messages send from a mobile phone on their SIP 
>> client. But implementing this functionality is phase 2 in my project...
> I see. Well, it's possible that Kannel may already be able to handle 
> SMS receiving/sending protocol offered by that provider, while SER can 
> be extended to do bridging between SIP and Kannel's own API. The 
> advantage of such approach is that the resulting solution then would 
> be able to support any of the many SMS delivery protocols supported by 
> the Kannel, not only API of that particular provider. It might not be 
> the best approach in your particular case, but could be something 
> worth investigating.
> Regards,

Hi Maxim,

Bridging SER and Kannel is a very interesting approach. Hadn't thought 
of that yet. Thanks for the suggestion!


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