FILE PLUGIN INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
Ozeki Message Server
empowers you to send and receive SMS from a personal
computer through a GSM device attached to the computer or using an
IP SMS connection. The sending task could
be performed by placing txt files into a certain directory. Receiving can be done
by reading txt files from another directory in the file system.
Figure 1 - Plugin installation
New plugins can be installed by
choosing Installed Plugins from
the Plugin menu. (Figure 1.)
Figure 2 - Available plugins for installation
In the "Available plugins for
installation" window click on the File plugin install
link and the installation process
will start. (Figure 2, Figure 3.).
Figure 3 - Wait until the installation process finishes.
Figure 4 - Starting the configuration
After installation you'll
see the File plugin 1 appearing on the list of
plugins in the "Currently installed plugins" screen. On this form
you can start the configuration by clicking on the Configure link.
Figure 5 - Automatic startup directories
When the directory settings are
configured, an appropriate txt file format should be
selected. The OZEKI SMS Server supports four kinds of file
formats. You should select the one that fits your needs the
Figure 6 - File format
THE SIMPLE FILE
THE LIST FILE FORMAT
The list file format is a convenient way to send and receive a large number of sms messages. In this case more than one message is stored in the same file. The format of the file can be seen below.
For outgoing messages you should create a text file, where each line contains a message. The messages consist of a phone number in international format and the message text. The phone number and the message text is separated by a space character.
When an outgoing file is ready to be sent it should be placed into the smsout directory. The name of the file should have the .sml extension. (sml stands for sms list)
Figure 9 - Starting the plugin
Figure 10 - Checking the plugin connection state
If the connection was successfull the Connection state will be changed from offline to online. The connection picture also shows the online state.
Please read more about this in the file plugin section in the developers guide.