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Frank Grygus
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Username: Fgrygus

Post Number: 20
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 02:16 am:   

NowSMS Guru's,

I've got a slight problem with the MMSCGateway and MM4 connections. My network elements are moving MMS message around preserving the DATE format. When NowSMS MMSC gets the mms message via MM4, I have a MMSC route defined to move it to another box in my intranet via MM4 connect.

The problem: NowSMS MMSC GW does not preserve the original date format. The incoming mm4 connection presents the date as "Date: Tue, 19 July 2011 03:53:17 --0500". The outgoing NowSMS MMSCGW mm4 connection sends the date as "Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:53:23 -0500". The item most impacting me is the change between 12hr and 24hr format.

Is there a configuration option in the MMSC.INI that control the date format?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 3347
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 03:57 pm:   

Hi Frank,

You are correct. We do not preserve the "Date:" header. In this scenario, the message actually gets converted from MM4 format to MM1 format, then back to MM4 format. The original "Date:" header is not preserved.

That said, the RFC2822 that would apply to this are pretty clear that 24 hour format should be used. Well maybe not that clear, but it does say


the time-of-day MUST be in the range 00:00:00 through 23:59:60 (the number of seconds allowing for a leap second; see [STD12])

If a 12-hour clock were used, how would you distinguish between AM and PM?

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