The following options allow for specification of SMPP protocol parameters. The options with names beginning with the string “ESME_” serve to identify the MTA when it acts as an External Short Message Entity (ESME); that is, when the MTA binds to an SMPP server in order to submit SMS messages to the server’s associated SMSC.
(integer, 0 - 255) By default, bind operations will specify an ESME NPI value of zero indicating an unknown NPI. With this option, an alternate integer value in the range 0 to 255 may be assigned. See the description of the DEFAULT_DESTINATION_NPI option for a table of typical NPI values.
(integer, 0 - 255) By default, bind operations will specify an ESME TON value of 0. With this option, an alternate integer value in the range 0 to 255 may be assigned. See the description of the DEFAULT_DESTINATION_TON option for a table of typical TON values.
(string, 0 - 15 bytes) When binding to the SMPP server, the BIND PDU indicates that the client’s (that is, ESME’s) address range is an IP address. This is done by specifying a TON of 0x00 and an NPI of 0x0d. The value of the address range field is then set to be the IP address of the host running the SMS channel. Specify the IP address in dotted decimal format; for example, 127.0.0.1.
(string, 0 - 8 bytes) When binding to the SMPP server, a password may be required. If so, then specify that password with this option. By default, a zero-length password string is presented.
(string, 0 - 15 bytes) When binding to the SMPP server, a system ID for the MTA may be supplied. By default, no system ID is specified (that is, a zero-length string is used). To specify a system ID, use this option.
(string, 0 - 12 bytes) When binding to the SMPP server, a system type for the MTA may be supplied. By default, no system type is specified (that is, a zero-length string is used).
(integer, >= 0) Some SMPP servers may limit the maximum number of SMS messages submitted during a single, bound session. In recognition of this, this option allows specification of the maximum number of SMS messages to submit during a single session. Once that limit is reached, the channel will unbind, close the TCP/IP connection, re-connect, and then rebind.
By default, a value of 1024 is used for MAX_PAGES_PER_BIND. Note that the channel will also detect ESME_RTHROTTLED errors and adjust MAX_PAGES_PER_BIND during a single run of the channel accordingly.
(0 or 1) When an email message generates more than one SMS message, those SMS messages can be submitted to the SMSC in sequential order (REVERSE_ORDER=0), or reverse sequential order (REVERSE_ORDER=1). Reverse sequential order is useful for situations where the receiving terminal displays the last received message first. In such a case, the last received message will be the first part of the email message rather than the last. By default, REVERSE_ORDER=1 is used.
Note that this option is ignored when USE_SAR=1 is specified.
(integer, 1 - 50) This option controls the maximum number of simultaneous SMPP connections per process. As each connection has an associated thread, this option also places a limit on the maximum number of “worker” threads per process. By default, SMPP_MAX_CONNECTIONS=20.
(integer, 1 - 65535) The TCP port which the SMPP server listens on may be specified with either this option or the port channel keyword. This port number must be specified through either of these two mechanisms. If it is specified with both mechanisms, then the setting made with the SMPP_PORT option takes precedence. Note that there is no default value for this option.
For two-way SMS, make sure its the same port as the LISTEN_PORT for the SMPP relay.
(string, 1 - 252 bytes) For one-way SMS, by default, the IP host name of the SMPP server to connect to is the official host name associated with the channel; that is, the host name shown on the second line of the channel’s definition in MTA’s configuration. This option may be used to specify a different host name or IP address which will override that specified in the channel definition. When specifying an IP address, use dotted decimal notation; for example, 127.0.0.1.
For two-way SMS, set to point to the host name or IP address of the SMS Gateway Server. If using the SMPP relay’s LISTEN_INTERFACE_ADDRESS option, then be sure to use the host name or IP address associated with the specified network interface address.
(integer, >= 2) By default, a timeout of 30 seconds is used when waiting for data writes to the SMPP server to complete or for data to be received from the SMPP server. Use the TIMEOUT option to specify, in units of seconds, a different timeout value. The specified value should be at least 1second.