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Yochai Zvik
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Username: Yochaizv

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 08:25 am:   

Hi,
I am using NowSMS to send APN And Proxy settings, There is a way to send APN settings with empty proxy settings? How the xml should look like?

Thanks,
Yochai.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 347
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 06:48 pm:   

Hi Yochai,

Yes, this is possible. HOWEVER ... in the real world, there is confusion between different phone manufacturers as to how this should be specified in the XML. And different manufacturers expect this to be specified in different ways. I'm not aware of any way that works with all phones that support OMA client provisioning.

To see the XML variations, use the web form in the NowSMS web interface for sending OMA settings. Fill in the appropriate fields, and press the "View XML" button.

First, you'll want to just define the APN, but leave the proxy field completely blank. This will give you the preferred way to define an APN setting with empty proxy.

This works well with Nokia phones and with phones from several other manufacturers.

However, many SonyEricsson and Motorola phones will complain that the settings are invalid. (I believe they only complain if you also include any browser or MMS client settings in addition to the APN setting, you an find more technical info in our readme file, under an entry for 2006-08-24.)

To see an XML format that SonyEricsson phones will support, but the text (blank) in the Proxy address field of the OMA Settings web form. Be sure to include the parentheses characters ... you need to actually type (blank). NowSMS will use this as a special signal to send empty proxy settings using a format that SonyEricsson phones will support.

For Motorola phones, you must do the same thing as SonyEricsson phones, however you must also set the "WAP Proxy Port & Connection Type" to "Other" and "8080" (other values might also work). Do NOT do this for SonyEricsson phones, where this setting should be left at its default value.

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Des
NowSMS Support

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