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Username: Clement3

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 02:32 pm:   

We are using a the WAP Gateway and the PPG Nokia to evaluate the Now MMS-C product.

1) At the moment, we succeeded to receive the HTTP POST request on the Now MMS-C. The MSISDNHeaderNokiaFormat parameter was set to "Yes" but we saw a problem on the MMSC.log file : " User 2008-06-20 16:19:11,MMSIN,,,,User Not Defined,FAILED".
The User is already defined on MMS-C.

2) The [WAPPPG] header was added in MMSC.INI with the URL, User and Password but at the moment nothing is forwarded to the PPG. Is these any configuration needed on MMSC Routing interface ?

BR / Clément.

MMSC-20080620.LOG (0.8 k)
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 7631
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 06:52 pm:   

Hi Clément,

Apologies for the delay in respose.

1.) Assuming that the sender's phone number in the debug log that you sent me is 33673933862, then you don't need to use MSISDNHeaderNokiaFormat=Yes in the MMSC.INI.

In old versions of the Nokia gateway, their MSISDN header had additional information that we had to skip over. The version that you are using looks straightforward.

This setting should be sufficient for being able to parse that header properly:


(The above can be a comma delimited list if you have multiple gateways that generate different headers.)

Also be sure to have


... which tells us to trust the MSISDN header if it comes from that gateway. (Again, this can be a comma delimited list.)

You probably also want to add:


... that will cause the MMSC to internationalise the recipient addresses for proper rotuing.

2.) I suspect nothing is being forwarded simply because no messages have been sent yet, because of problem #1. You might want to try sending some test MMS messages via the web interface to test the PPG connection.

Note that it is pretty unusual to use a separate PPG connection, as NowSMS can generate the push messages directly over SMS. If you have good reason to do this, then that is fine ... I just mention this because I think we only have 2 customers that are using this particular interface.


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