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Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 06:07 am:   

Hi Bryce,
I am stuck with a problem.
I am testing an application which requires to send an image in response to incoming SMS.
The user sends an SMS and the system needs to send an SMS with text direction AND an image to the user.
I have got the scripts set out..sending the response sms is ok and goes through but sending the Image creates a problem.
I am sending the image via wap multimedia push....the user receives the link but cannot download the content from my server.
I think this is due to the fact that the operator has firewalled their wap gateway so that external sites cannot be accessed.
I cannot ask users to change their wap gateways also!
What do I do? Will sending the image as MMS work? Won't the firewalling issue spoil the application here also?
Please advise.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4541
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 08:22 pm:   

Hi Tim,

Sending as MMS is more likely to be firewalled than sending as a multimedia WAP Push. (Unless you route the MMS through an operator MMS over a GSM/GPRS modem.)

What mobile operator(s) are you having a problem with?

Is your "Local Host Name or IP Address" setting on the "MMSC" page of the configuration dialog set to an externally accessible host name or IP address for the PC running NowSMS?

What is the "HTTP Port Number" setting for the MMSC? Some operators do block non-standard ports. 80 is the standard web port, but you can only have one server listening on port 80, which can be a problem if you have another web server on the same PC. In every instance I've seen where non-standard ports were blocked, they have still allowed port 8080 through, so that is another port you can try.

Also verify that you can actually get to your server from the outside internet. The easiest way to test this is the following ...

Create a text file in the MMSCDATA subdirectory of the NowSMS installation. Call it "test.txt".

Access the web from another location. Try to access ...

If you get your text file, then your server is externally accessible.

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 06:05 am:   

My webserver is externally accessible since I am able to access htm/asp files from browsers.

I am using the IP of my machine in the local host name settings and port 7676 as port since I have 80 working on http server.

Unable to access with Orange and Airtel in India.
Any way to get around this?

Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
Board Administrator
Username: Bryce

Post Number: 4606
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 04:59 pm:   

The only way to get around this is to use Multimedia WAP Push as an alternative.

Or, you need to deliver your MMS messages through the operator MMSC. discusses the issue, and has pointers to more information on these alternatives.

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Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 04:26 am:   

I can able to receive sms in my pc from the USB
connected mobile using NOW and also getting text response back in my mobile.
The query is
1.In the "command to execute" column in 2-way menu,whether i can execute command launching notepad application or other 'c' exe file on receiving sms?
2.On receiving sms from my mobile,i want to pass the replacable parameters like @@SMS@@ to a subroutine written in 'c' language for some processing.Is it possible?.
Please suggest me in this accord!

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