The SMS Transport will allow send and receive messages in the form of SMSs used in mobile phones.Using this transport the users will be able to invoke webservices using a SMS and get the responce.SMS Transport is mainly focus on enableing SMPP protocal support for the Axis2 so that It can connect with a SMSC to send/receive SMS.It will also have a GSM implimentation that will enable users to connect a GSM modem and send/receive sms s using that.The configuration parameters will be different depend on the implimentaion that the user will be using (SMPP/ GSM) Follwoing up section will be discuss more details about the configuration ,usage and Extenting of the SMS Transport

Transport Listener


<transportReceiver name="sms"
In order to use the sms Transport Listener It must be Configured in the Axis2.xml.It will be having set of parameters to be configured depending on the implementation that a user needed.(SMPP/GSM)

Parameters Needed for the SMPP and GSM implementation are Explined bellow.

SMPP Configuration

When using the SMPP implimentaiton It will connect with a SMSC (Short Message Service center) and Listening to the incomming messsages on a TCP connection.This implimentaion can be used when the data traffic is so high.
Parameter Required Description
systemType No To inform the binding SMSC about the system Type That connecting to it.The Default value is "cp". .Some SMSC s does not require this to connect.
systemId Yes The system_id parameter is used to identify an ESME (In this case Axis2 )or an SMSC at bind time. An ESME system_id identifies the ESME or ESME agent to the SMSC. The SMSC system_id provides an identification of the SMSC to the ESME.
Password Yes The password parameter is used by the SMSC to authenticate the identity of the binding ESME (In this Case Axis2). The Service Provider may require ESME?s to provide a password when binding to the SMSC. This password is normally issued by the SMSC system administrator.
host No The IP address of the host that SMSC is located.The default is Local host -
port No The port Number that Axis2 must connect with the SMSC.The Default port is 2775
phoneNumber No The phone Number that Axis2 Application given from the Service provider.

GSM Configuration
GSM implementation can be used to send receive SMS using a GSM modem connected.Its use the SMSLib library so that all SMSLib supported GSM modems will be working with the GSM implimentation.This implementation can only be used when the Data Traffic is very low (about 6 messages per minute) since The Message Send / receive rate supported by GSM modems is normally very low.Other than Following Parameters in the table to use the GSMImplimentation User must specify the implementation Class of the GSM implementation as a Parameter
<parameter name="smsImplClass">org.apache.axis2.transport.sms.gsm.GSMImplManager</parameter>
Parameter Required Description
gateway_id Yes Gateway id is the Id that is used to identify the device that you are going to use as the gateway.
com_port Yes The communication port that the device is connected.As a Example in a Linux machine if the device is connected through a USB the port will be some thing like "/dev/ttyUSB0"
baud_rate Yes The Baud rate of the device.This can be found out by looking in to device details.
manufacturer Yes The Name of the Manufacturer that the device manufactured by.Example manufactures are "NOKIA" , "HUAWEI"
model Yes The model id of the device.
modem_poll_interval No This is the interval that the application will poll the devices message storage to get the incoming messages.The default value is 5 seconds.



<transportSender name="sms"
In order to use the sms Sender It must be Configured in the Axis2.xml.It will be having set of parameters to be configured depending on the implementation that a user needed.(SMPP/GSM)
The Configuration Parameters for the GSM and SMPP implimentations are same as the above discribed for the Transport Listender.

Extending SMS Transport

The SMS Transport is Designed to be extended to use with Other SMS implementations as well.It has two logical layers one is the SMS Layer which has all Axis2 dependent code and Other one is The Implementation layer which only contain the implementation logic related to the specific implimentation.So the Developers who need to write a another implementation can reuse the SMS layer and focus oly about thire implementation logic.


SMSMessageBuilder determines the message format that Axis2 accepting from the incoming SMS.In the Default SMSMessageBuilder implementation its supported for the RPC type SMS format for the incoming SMS to invoke a Webservice its : "ServiceName":"Operation Name": "Parameter_1=value_1":......:"Parameter_N=value_N".Developers can add another Builder to accept another formats by implementing the SMSMessageBuilder interface and Specifying it as a Parameter in the TransportListener
<parameter name="builderClass">Class Name</parameter>


SMSMessageFormatter formats the out put SMS Message Form the Axis2 MessageContext.Developers can Add a custom MessageFormatter by Implementing the SMSMessageFormatter interface and Specifying it as a Parameter in the TransportSender.
<parameter name="formatterClass">Class Name</parameter>


SMS Trasnport also allows Developers to add another SMS implementations to the SMS Transport.To Add a another Implementation It should have an Implementation manager that implements the SMSImplManager interface.In that Implementation Developers can add their custom implementation logic without worring about the Axis2 Dependensies.To add a Implementation Manager It must be Specified as a parameter in Transport Receiver and sender
<parameter name="smsImplClass">Class Name</parameter>