[ejabberd] SMS

Paul Kinlan paul.kinlan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 09:58:10 MSK 2009


Hi Mike,

I have never heard of Kannel, looks pretty heavy weight :) Investigating it
now.

Paul.

2009/3/26 Michael Ossareh <ossareh at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Paul Kinlan <paul.kinlan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Mike,
> >
> > I have just started a project on Github, it is a gateway.  There is no
> code
> > yet, but I have some working demos on my machine that I will put up soon.
> >
> > http://github.com/PaulKinlan/xmppsmsgateway/tree/master
> >
> > The first gateway that it will support is Wadja, purely because our
> > www.twe2.com uses wadja.
> >
> > The hardest problem I think I will face is incomming messags (if it is
> even
> > possible).
>
> I think building an API into your gateway which lets you support http
> callback from your aggregator wouldn't be too hard.
>
> However clearly it should be your prio to just get it working, and
> then work out how to build towards, and subsequently opensouce!, a
> flexible/robust version.
>
> You may even want to make it less of an all encompassing product by
> harnessing kannel ? For my sins I once wrote a perl tool which used
> kannel heavily. It's useful for connecting to aggregators and getting
> data back from them and into your app.
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Paul
> >
> > 2009/3/24 Michael Ossareh <ossareh at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> Hi Paul,
> >>
> >> I would suggest not worrying too much about how to connect to SMS
> >> gateways. There are many http orientated SMS providers out there that
> >> you could build your gateway to talk to (for example clickatel).
> >>
> >> I also suggest you build a gateway, mainly so that its not bound to
> >> ejabberd.
> >>
> >> If you build the SMS connectivity piece so that its modular that would
> >> be cool too; so I could choose whether I wanted to use your HTTP
> >> Connector or perhaps a SMPP connector. I configured it as needed
> >> (entering my clickatel http url/credentials/etc or my SMPP service
> >> details).
> >>
> >> (Seems the world is lacking a decent pySMPP...).
> >>
> >> Mike
> >>
> >> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Paul Kinlan <paul.kinlan at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > And the other thing is that I don't know if I should go down the
> gateway
> >> > route or module route.
> >> >
> >> > I am thinking gateway at the moment because I am far more comfortable
> >> > with
> >> > python than I am with erlang.
> >> >
> >> > Paul.
> >> >
> >> > 2009/3/23 Paul Kinlan <paul.kinlan at gmail.com>
> >> >>
> >> >> The problem was that I only saw mod_sms as a patch and I have no
> >> >> intention
> >> >> of patching and recompiling ejabberd. :)
> >> >>
> >> >> Paul.
> >> >>
> >> >> 2009/3/23 Lee Azzarello <lee at dropio.com>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> An SMS gateway module would be very useful if it could encapsulate
> the
> >> >>> many different interfaces for the myriad SMS gateway services
> >> >>> available.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> As far as the quality of mod_sms, I would recommend running it in a
> >> >>> test environment to determine it's quality.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> -lee
> >> >>>
> >> >>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Paul Kinlan <
> paul.kinlan at gmail.com>
> >> >>> wrote:
> >> >>> > Hi Guys,
> >> >>> > I need to create an XMPP <-> SMS gateway or some functionality
> that
> >> >>> > at
> >> >>> > a
> >> >>> > minimum can send SMS's outbound.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > I have been looking at mod_sms but it seems like it is a patch to
> >> >>> > ejabberd
> >> >>> > and I am not sure how well it is supported, or even after looking
> at
> >> >>> > the
> >> >>> > code if it works.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > I am quite happy to develop the solution but I have a couple of
> >> >>> > questions:
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Should I develop an xmpp gateway service that will map between
> XMPP
> >> >>> > and
> >> >>> > SMS
> >> >>> > gateways?
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > If yes, I have tried looking to see how to develop gateways, but I
> >> >>> > am
> >> >>> > not
> >> >>> > really too sure where to start.  Does anyone have any pointers?
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Should I develop an ejabberd module (like rabbit_mq thingy)
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Thanks,
> >> >>> > Paul.
> >> >>> >
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