Respected All! I'm working on a project where we are developing an SMS-based disaster management system.
we have to send a request to an SMSC server over SMPP protocol to broadcast an SMS to all of its Subscribers. The cellular company has provided us with the IP/port, username and pasword to connect to their SMSC server.
I'm a bit confused on what steps should be followed to connect to their SMSC server?
kindly someone answer my following questions:
1) How to connect to the SMSC server over SMPP protocol?
2) Do we have to create our own SMPP server to send request to the SMSC server?
3) If the answer to Question# 2 is yes, then how to send request to SMSC server from SMPP server?
Any help will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
"If your provider uses the HTTP Protocol to have sms sent over to them then you would need to use HTTP POST/GET method. On the other hand if your provider uses the SMPP (Short Message Peer to Peer) Protocol you would have to use the same to connect to them."-Source
So, it looks like the provider is using SMPP protocol. That's means you have to set up a SMSC connection. You would need to use a Java API for this, download these libraries in your project. There should be documentation on how to set things up in the Java documentation with the download. gl