[asterisk-users] sending sms from Asterisk server

Anton Raharja anton at briker.org
Wed Aug 18 23:39:47 CDT 2010

On 08/19/2010 08:21 AM, Tiago Geada wrote:
> I would rather use .call files. So easy to produce a text file...
> On 18 August 2010 21:02, Steve Edwards <asterisk.org
> <http://asterisk.org>@sedwards.com <http://sedwards.com>> wrote:
>     Un-top-posting...
>         On 08/17/2010 09:00 AM, Tino wrote:
>         I would like to send sms to some external phone numbers from
>         my asterisk server. Is it possible to send sms via softphones
>         like X-Lite ? . Any tips regarding this will be helpful
>         On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 3:13 AM, Johann Hoehn
>         <johann.hoehn at ecommerce.com
>         <mailto:johann.hoehn at ecommerce.com>> wrote:
>         This is easy to do by using email to SMS gateways.  A list of
>         them is on wikipedia
>         (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways).  For the
>         Asterisk side, you have an extension that sends the email.  I
>         personally use an AGI script for this part, but you could use
>         a System() call as well.
>     Using system() is almost always a hack -- and not the good kind :)
>     On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, Tino wrote:
>         Thanks for your advice in this matter. But i am not sure how
>         to pass the numbers to be sent sms  in the dialplan.
>     You have a choice: you can pass them as channel variables or as
>     command line options. I use both, frequently in the same program.
>     Unfortunately, I can't clearly articulate why I use one over the
>     other. If the variable is something that exists for the life of
>     the call like ${CLIENT-ID} I tend to access it as a channel
>     variable. If it's something that modifies the behavior of the AGI
>     (--debug or --verbose) I always pass it as a command line option
>     and use getopt_long()
>     First, you need to pick a language. If this is a SOHOish hobby
>     project, it doesn't matter -- pick a language you are comfortable
>     with.
>     If this is a high volume, performance critical project -- I'd vote
>     for c.
>     Once you've decided on a language, search out an established AGI
>     library and learn a bit about the protocol. It's very simple but
>     not always obvious. The 3 biggest stumbling blocks that trip up
>     programmers are:
>     1) You have to read the AGI environment before anything else.
>     2) It's a request followed by a response. If you don't read the
>     response, bad things will happen.
>     3) It's STDIN/STDOUT based. If you try to "debug" by writing
>     variables or messages using echo/printf/puts/etc, bad things will
>     happen.
>     Check out voip-info.org <http://voip-info.org> for more
>     information on AGI.


how do you get the "text" to send?
text that is sent from X-Lite for example.


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