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SMS Server Tools

The SMS Server Tools send and receive short messages through GSM modems or mobile phones. Messages are stored as text files in spool directories. External programs or scripts of any language can be used to filter, inspect, and answer messages automatically. Events and alarms can be passed to scripts for integration in monitoring tools. The program generates performance statistics as well. This daemon supports 7, 8, and 16 bit character sets as well as binary data (ringtones, logos, wap-push), user data header, flash, and delivery reports.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  17 Jan 2008 13:15

    Release Notes: A bug in the smsevent script has been fixed. This script did not concatenate long messages on Fedora.

    •  21 Nov 2007 20:46

      Release Notes: This release uses longer filenames for received messages, allowing it to keep more files in the incoming spool directory. In addition, the unlock() function has been renamed to solve a name conflict on the QNX operating system.

      •  28 Jun 2007 20:39

        Release Notes: String buffer termination errors have been fixed. This release reduces the risk of abnormal program termination in case of bad entries in the config file and bad modem answers. It also reduces the risk of missing the last digit in received phone numbers.

        •  27 Jun 2007 23:55

          Release Notes: Compared to version 2.x, this branch includes some enhancements for the UTF-8 character set and some experimental extras.

          •  24 Jun 2007 02:16

            Release Notes: This release fixes a documentation bug regarding the [provider] section in the configuration file. The program has been changed to support both the [provider] and [providers] keywords as well as both [queue] and [queues].

            Recent comments

            20 Apr 2007 13:50 sfrings

            Program is stable, book and DVD updated
            Hello users,

            I did not receive any bug report for a while, therefore version 2.2.14 is still the latest one.

            However, Keijo Kasvi is working on his own extended version 3.x which is downloadable on

            For both versions, you might buy my book SMS Applications, that has been updated today.

            07 Apr 2006 00:30 sfrings

            Book SMS Applications again updates

            I updates my book again. The DVD contains now 3 GB.

            09 Apr 2005 05:01 sfrings

            New edition of the book SMS Applications
            Hello Users,

            I like to inform you that I just released the second

            edition of my book "SMS Applications". It comes now

            with a DVD of more than 2.5GB and it has a completely

            new chapter about Awk programming.

            Owners of the old book can download the new chapter

            for free.

            04 Jun 2004 00:04 sfrings

            Program runs absolutely stable
            Hello people,

            I tested the version 1.14.3 at vodafone germany for 3 weeks sending and receiving messages every minute. The program ran absolutely stable.

            I used a 4 years old Linux server for this test. The program did not cause any problems on the other software that runs on the same PC. A temporary CPU load of 100% caused by the other server software did not introduce any problem. All messages (of more than 20.000) were received correctly and all sent messages reached the receiver.

            The version 1.14.3 is pretty good useable for business.

            13 Sep 2003 03:08 sfrings

            New book available
            I like to inform you that I finished my work on
            the book. My book about commercial SMS
            applications is now available in german and
            english. Please visit my homepage to find a
            description of the content, example PDF files
            and ordering information.


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