Send-SMS Configuration

The cmdlet accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the cmdlet, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

SMPP Configuration Settings

AddressRange:   Specifies the addr_range parameter when binding.

The addr_range parameter is used when binding as a receiver or transceiver to specify a set of SME addresses serviced by the ESME client. A single SME address may also be specified in the address_range parameter. UNIX Regular Expression notation should be used to specify a range of addresses. Messages addressed to any destination in this range shall be routed to the ESME.

Note 1: For IP addresses, it is only possible to specify a single IP address. A range of IP addresses are not allowed. IP version 6.0 is not currently supported in this version of the protocol.

Note 2: It is likely that the addr_range field is not supported or deliberately ignored on most Message Centres. The reason for this is that most carriers will not allow an ESME control the message routing as this can carry the risk of mis-routing messages. In such circumstances, the ESME will be requested to set the field to NULL.

BinaryDataCoding:   Whether or not to binary encode the message when DataCoding is set.

By default, when the DataCoding configuration setting is used, the component will treat the message as binary. This config can be set to false to send text user data instead.

BindAsReceiver:   Causes the component to bind as a receiver.

Setting this will instruct the component to bind to the SMPP service as a receiver instead of a transceiver.

BindAsTransmitter:   Causes the component to bind as a transmitter.

Setting this will instruct the component to bind to the SMPP service as a transmitter instead of a transceiver.

CustomTLV:   Optional TLV parameters added after the mandatory parameters and before the payload.

The format of a TLV parameter is:

  • One two-byte integer containing the parameter type (tag).
  • One two-byte integer indicating the length of the data contained in this parameter.
  • The variable-length parameter data itself.
All of this must then be hex-encoded before setting the CustomTLV configuration setting.

For instance, to add a gn_lookup_userdata parameter, the type/tag is decimal 5633 (that's 0x1601 in hex), and the data in this example is "Hello World", which is 11 characters in length. So the TLV is: 5633 + 11 + "Hello World", or 0x16 0x01 0x00 0x0b and then the ASCII text "Hello World". When hex-encoded, this yields the string "1601000b48656c6c6f20576f726c64". This is the value you would then use to set the CustomTLV configuration setting. You are not restricted to only one optional parameter. Multiple TLV parameters may be concatenated together.

Note that this is advanced functionality, and the cmdlet does not verify the data in this configuration setting prior to transmission. After the cmdlet internally decodes the string back into binary, it is passed on inside the PDU as-is without validation or modification.

This setting is only applicable when using the SendMessage or SendData methods.

DataCoding:   The data encoding mechanism to be used for the current message.

This value informs the message recipient about how the data was encoded. The possible values are as follows:

0MC Specific encoding
1IA5 (CCITT T.50)/ASCII (ANSI X3.4)
2Octet unspecified (8-bit binary)
3Latin 1 (ISO-8859-1)
4Octet unspecified (8-bit binary)
5JIS (X 0208-1990)
6Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5)
7Latin/Hebrew (ISO-8859-8)
8UCS2 (ISO/IEC-10646)
9Pictogram Encoding
10ISO-2022-JP (Music Codes)
11Reserved
12Reserved 2
13Extended Kanji JIS (X 0212-1990)
14KS C 5601

DestinationNPI:   The Number Planning Indicator for the destination ESME.

When sending messages, this value is used to indicate the numbering plan the destination ESME. For a list of possible values, please see SourceNPI.

DestinationTON:   The Type of Number for the destination ESME.

When sending messages, this value is used to indicate the Type of Number for the destination ESME. For a list of possible values, please see SourceTON.

DoSplitLargeMessages:   Splits long messages and returns the UDH and Message Parts.

This configuration setting accepts a string which will be the long message to be split into parts. The UDH and Message Parts will be returned in hex, in the format below:

[UDH1],[MessagePart1];[UDH2],[MessagePart2];[UDH3],[MessagePart3]
HexString:   A hex-encoded binary string to be sent to the current recipient.

When set, this configuration setting will cause the component to internally call SendMessage with the binary contents of the hex-encoded string. The return value when setting this property is the server-assigned id of the message. Querying this property will result in an empty string.

Note that when using HexString, DataCoding must be set to 8, and the value provided to this configuration setting should be the UTF-16 hex encoded message.

IntermediateNotification:   Causes the component to request intermediate notification.

Setting this will request intermediate notification. By default, intermediate notification is not requested.

MaxCIMDSMSLength:   Indicates the maximum SMS message length for the CIMD protocol.

This setting is only applicable when SplitLargeMessages is true and Protocol is set to CIMD2. The setting controls the maximum size of SMS messages before they are split and has a default value of 160.

MaxSMSLength:   Indicates the maximum SMS message length.

This setting is only applicable when SplitLargeMessages is true. The setting controls the maximum size of SMS messages before they are split and has a default value of 140.

MCReceipt:   The Type of MC Delivery Receipt requested.

When sending a message, this value is used to determine whether or not an MC delivery receipt is requested. This value is 0 by default, and no receipt is requested. The possible values are:

0No MC Delivery Receipt requested (default).
1MC Delivery Receipt is requested after final delivery (success or failure).
2MC Delivery Receipt is requested after a failed delivery.
3MC Delivery Receipt is requested after a successful delivery.

MessageInReceiptedMessageId:   The receipted_message_id field of an incoming deliver_sm PDU.

This value indicates the ID of the message being receipted in a MC Delivery Receipt. Note that this is only applicable within the MessageIn event.

MessageMode:   The Type of Messaging Mode requested.

When sending a message, this value is used to specify the Messaging Mode in the outgoing request. For incoming messages this value can be queried from within the MessageIn event. The possible values are:

0Default SMSC Mode (e.g. Store and Forward).
1Datagram mode.
2Forward (i.e. Transaction) mode.
3Store and Forward mode.

MessageType:   The Type of Message.

When sending a message, this value is used to specify the Message Type in the outgoing request. For incoming messages this value can be queried from within the MessageIn event. The possible values are:

0Default message Type (i.e. normal message).
1Short Message contains MC Delivery Receipt.
2Short Message contains Intermediate Delivery Notification.

ProtocolId:   The protocol identifier.

This config property allows control of the protocol identifier field value used in the outgoing messages.

SMEAcknowledgement:   The Type of SME originated acknowledgement requested.

When sending a message, this value is used to determine whether or not an SME acknowledgement is requested. This value is 0 by default, and no acknowledgement is requested. The possible values are:

0No SME acknowledgement requested (default).
1SME delivery acknowledgement is requested.
2SME manual/user acknowledgement is requested.
3Both delivery and manual/user acknowledgement is requested.

SourceNPI:   The Number Planning Indicator for the ESME.

When binding, this value is used to specify the numbering plan of the ESME. Mobiles tend to set this value to 1. Since most ESMEs are mobiles, the default value for SourceNPI is 1. The possible value are:

Unknown (0)
ISDN (1)
Data (3)
Telex (4)
LandMobile (6)
National (8)
Private (9)
ERMES (10)
Internet (14)
WAP (18)

SourceTON:   The Type of Number for the ESME.

When binding, this value is used to indicate the Type of Number for the ESME address. The possible values are:

Unknown (0)The number type is unknown
International (1)The number includes the international trunk prefix
National (2)The number includes the national trunk prefix
NetworkSpecific (3)The number exists on a network that uses a specific delivery protocol
SubscriberNumber (4)The number is just the subscriber number, without prefixes
Alphanumeric (5)The address is human-readable (contains letters and digits)
Abbreviated (6)The number is abbreviated

SplitLargeMessages:   Determines whether large messages are split into multiple parts.

The default value is false. If set to true and the message is larger than MaxSMSLength (or MaxCIMDSMSLength) the message will automatically be split into parts when SendMessage is called. Note that this is only valid for GSM networks.

When receiving a message that has been split, the MessageIn event provides parameters to re-assemble the message.

SplitMessageMethod:   Determines how large messages are split into multiple parts.

The component can split large messages using either the UDH or SAR method. The mode used is determined by this configuration option. The possible values are:

0UDH (Default)
1SAR

StatusReportRequest:   Defines in what cases a status report is created by the server.

This is only applicable when Protocol is set to smppCIMD2. This may be set to request that the server create a status report for the given conditions. The assigned value should be the sum of all desired conditions. For instance a value of 62 means that a report should be created for all events except for a temporary error. Possible flags are:

1Temporary Error
2Validity Period Expired
4Delivery Failed
8Delivery Successful
16Message Cancelled
32Message Deleted By The Operator

SubAddr:   Defines a unique index for application instance.

This is useful for correct delivery of status reports when multiple instances of the same application are connected.

This setting is only applicable when Protocol is set to smppCIMD2.

SynchronousSendCommand:   Controls whether SendCommand behaves synchronously or asynchronously.

The default value is true which means SendCommand will not return until a response has been received. If set to false the cmdlet returns and does not wait for a response from the server.

SynchronousSendMessage:   Controls whether SendMessage behaves synchronously or asynchronously.

The default value is true which means SendMessage will not return until a response has been received. If set to false the cmdlet returns the sequence number used and does not wait for a response from the server. You may then monitor the PITrail event to match the response from the server to the sent message.

UseGSM7BitEncoding:   Whether or not to use GSM 7-bit encoding.

When set to true (false by default), this will instruct the component to use 7-bit GSM encoding.

UseGSM7bitEncodingCompression:   Whether to compress GSM 7-bit encoded characters.

When set to true (true by default), the component will compress GSM 7-bit encoded characters. Some devices do not support compression. Setting this to false may allow them to be displayed.

This setting only applies when UseGSM7BitEncoding is true.

WaitForBanner:   Specifies the CIMD2 banner the cmdlet will wait for when connecting.

This is only applicable when Protocol is set to smppCIMD2. If set, the cmdlet will wait for a banner containing this string to be returned by the server before proceeding with the connection.

IPPort Configuration Settings

ConnectionTimeout:   Sets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.

When set, this configuration setting allows you to specify a different timeout value for establishing a connection. Otherwise, the cmdlet will use Timeout for establishing a connection and transmitting/receiving data.

FirewallAutoDetect:   Tells the cmdlet whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.

This is the same as FirewallAutoDetect. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallHost:   Name or IP address of firewall (optional).

If a FirewallHost is given, requested connections will be authenticated through the specified firewall when connecting.

If the FirewallHost setting is set to a Domain Name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the FirewallHost setting is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

NOTE: This is the same as FirewallHost. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPassword:   Password to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.

If FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the given firewall. If the authentication fails, the cmdlet throws an exception.

NOTE: This is the same as FirewallPassword. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallPort:   The TCP port for the FirewallHost;.

Note that the FirewallPort is set automatically when FirewallType is set to a valid value.

NOTE: This is the same as FirewallPort. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallType:   Determines the type of firewall to connect through.

The appropriate values are as follows:

0No firewall (default setting).
1Connect through a tunneling proxy. FirewallPort is set to 80.
2Connect through a SOCKS4 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
3Connect through a SOCKS5 Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.
10Connect through a SOCKS4A Proxy. FirewallPort is set to 1080.

NOTE: This is the same as FirewallFirewallType. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

FirewallUser:   A user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.

If the FirewallHost is specified, the FirewallUser and FirewallPassword settings are used to connect and authenticate to the Firewall. If the authentication fails, the cmdlet throws an exception.

NOTE: This is the same as FirewallUser. This setting is provided for use by cmdlets that do not directly expose Firewall properties.

KeepAliveInterval:   The retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to true. A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgement is received from the remote host the keep-alive packet will be re-sent. This setting specifies the interval at which the successive keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds. This system default if this value is not specified here is 1 second.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java or MAC.

KeepAliveTime:   The inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to true. By default the operating system will determine the time a connection is idle before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent. This system default if this value is not specified here is 2 hours. In many cases a shorter interval is more useful. Set this value to the desired interval in milliseconds.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

Linger:   When set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.

This property controls how a connection is closed. The default is True.

In the case that Linger is True (default), there are two scenarios for determining how long the connection will linger. The first, if LingerTime is 0 (default), the system will attempt to send pending data for a connection until the default IP protocol timeout expires.

In the second scenario, LingerTime is a positive value, the system will attempt to send pending data until the specified LingerTime is reached. If this attempt fails, then the system will reset the connection.

The default behavior (which is also the default mode for stream sockets) might result in a long delay in closing the connection. Although the cmdlet returns control immediately, the system could hold system resources until all pending data is sent (even after your application closes).

Setting this property to False forces an immediate disconnection. If you know that the other side has received all the data you sent (by a client acknowledgment, for example), setting this property to False might be the appropriate course of action.

LingerTime:   Time in seconds to have the connection linger.

LingerTime is the time, in seconds, to leave the socket connection linger. This value is 0 by default, which means it will use the default IP protocol timeout.

LocalHost:   The name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.

The LocalHost setting contains the name of the local host as obtained by the gethostname() system call, or if the user has assigned an IP address, the value of that address.

In multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface) setting LocalHost to the value of an interface will make the cmdlet initiate connections (or accept in the case of server cmdlets) only through that interface.

If the cmdlet is connected, the LocalHost setting shows the IP address of the interface through which the connection is made in internet dotted format (aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd). In most cases, this is the address of the local host, except for multi-homed hosts (machines with more than one IP interface).

LocalPort:   The port in the local host where the cmdlet binds.

This must be set before a connection is attempted. It instructs the cmdlet to bind to a specific port (or communication endpoint) in the local machine.

Setting this to 0 (default) enables the system to choose a port at random. The chosen port will be shown by LocalPort after the connection is established.

LocalPort cannot be changed once a connection is made. Any attempt to set this when a connection is active will generate an error.

This; setting is useful when trying to connect to services that require a trusted port in the client side. An example is the remote shell (rsh) service in UNIX systems.

MaxLineLength:   The maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.

MaxLineLength is the size of an internal buffer, which holds received data while waiting for an EOL string.

If an EOL string is found in the input stream before MaxLineLength bytes are received, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to True, and the buffer is reset.

If no EOL is found, and MaxLineLength bytes are accumulated in the buffer, the DataIn event is fired with the EOL parameter set to False, and the buffer is reset.

The minimum value for MaxLineLength is 256 bytes. The default value is 2048 bytes.

MaxTransferRate:   The transfer rate limit in bytes per second.

This setting can be used to throttle outbound TCP traffic. Set this to the number of bytes to be sent per second. By default this is not set and there is no limit.

ProxyExceptionsList:   A semicolon separated list of hosts and IPs to bypass when using a proxy.

This setting optionally specifies a semicolon separated list of hostnames or IP addresses to bypass when a proxy is in use. When requests are made to hosts specified in this property the proxy will not be used. For instance:

www.google.com;www.nsoftware.com

TCPKeepAlive:   Determines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.

If set to true, the socket's keep-alive option is enabled and keep-alive packets will be sent periodically to maintain the connection. Set KeepAliveTime and KeepAliveInterval to configure the timing of the keep-alive packets.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

TcpNoDelay:   Whether or not to delay when sending packets.

When true, the socket will send all data that is ready to send at once. When false, the socket will send smaller buffered packets of data at small intervals. This is known as the Nagle algorithm.

By default, this config is set to false.

UseIPv6:   Whether to use IPv6.

When set to 0 (default), the cmdlet will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the cmdlet will use IPv6 exclusively. To instruct the cmdlet to prefer IPv6 addresses, but use IPv4 if IPv6 is not supported on the system, this setting should be set to 2. The default value is 0. Possible values are:

0 IPv4 Only
1 IPv6 Only
2 IPv6 with IPv4 fallback

Socket Configuration Settings

AbsoluteTimeout:   Determines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.

If AbsoluteTimeout is set to True, any method which does not complete within Timeout seconds will be aborted. By default, AbsoluteTimeout is False, and the timeout is an inactivity timeout.

Note: This option is not valid for UDP ports.

FirewallData:   Used to send extra data to the firewall.

When the firewall is a tunneling proxy, use this property to send custom (additional) headers to the firewall (e.g. headers for custom authentication schemes).

InBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be receiving. Increasing the value of the InBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the cmdlet is activated the InBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

OutBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be sending. Increasing the value of the OutBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the cmdlet is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

Base Configuration Settings

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the cmdlet whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the cmdlet will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions. When set to False calls to unmanaged code will be made. In certain environments this is not desirable. To use a completely managed security implementation set this setting to True. Setting this to True tells the cmdlet to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

Note: This setting is static. The value set is applicable to all cmdlets used in the application.

When this value is set the product's system DLL is no longer required as a reference, as all unmanaged code is stored in that file.

 
 
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