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Hello,

Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?

Thanks,
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Fazer <fa****@jaredweb.com> pisze:
Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


Use web gateway, like 1rstWap.com. I think it's simplest method.

--
Jarek Zgoda
Registered Linux User #-1
http://www.zgoda.biz/ JID:ja***@jabberpl.org http://zgoda.jogger.pl/
Jul 18 '05 #2
Jarek Zgoda <jz****@gazeta.usun.pl> wrote in message news:<bj**********@atlantis.news.tpi.pl>...
Fazer <fa****@jaredweb.com> pisze:
Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


Use web gateway, like 1rstWap.com. I think it's simplest method.


Thanks, but how would I implement that? Any ideas?

Thanks,

Faizan
Jul 18 '05 #3
Fazer <fa**********@jaredweb.com> pisze:
> Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


Use web gateway, like 1rstWap.com. I think it's simplest method.


Thanks, but how would I implement that? Any ideas?


Just send appropriately crafted HTTP request to the gateway's webserver
using httplib. You should analyze page source to get some basic things
like http field names and a name of script, where you should send your
data (form action="script_name").

Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).

--
Jarek Zgoda
Registered Linux User #-1
http://www.zgoda.biz/ JID:ja***@jabberpl.org http://zgoda.jogger.pl/
Jul 18 '05 #4
Jarek Zgoda wrote:

Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).


Kind of defeats the value of suggesting that he use this as
a way of sending using Python, doesn't it?

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #5
Peter Hansen <pe***@engcorp.com> pisze:
Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).


Kind of defeats the value of suggesting that he use this as
a way of sending using Python, doesn't it?


Yes - if this should be service/daemon app and you don't have a user
that can perform prior registration.

No - if this will be usual GUI app with user equipped with monitor,
keyboard and mouse, sitting in front of it.

And again no - if you don't need "worldwide" functionality of gateways
like 1rstWap and stick to local telcos.

--
Jarek Zgoda
Registered Linux User #-1
http://www.zgoda.biz/ JID:ja***@jabberpl.org http://zgoda.jogger.pl/
Jul 18 '05 #6
Jarek Zgoda <jz****@gazeta.usun.pl> wrote in message news:<bk**********@nemesis.news.tpi.pl>...
Fazer <fa**********@jaredweb.com> pisze:
> Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?

Use web gateway, like 1rstWap.com. I think it's simplest method.


Thanks, but how would I implement that? Any ideas?


Just send appropriately crafted HTTP request to the gateway's webserver
using httplib. You should analyze page source to get some basic things
like http field names and a name of script, where you should send your
data (form action="script_name").

Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).

Thanks for your reply. I thought I would have to use sockets but I
guess http would be easier.
Jul 18 '05 #7
Fazer wrote:

hello,
Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


an alternative to the already suggested SMS-webgateway would be to use the
ICQ-SMS-gateway ('worldwide' SMSs, no advertisements).

either use libicq2000[1] directly (but afaik there are no python bindings
yet), or setup a local jabber[2] server with an aim-transport[3] to which
you can connect with python by using jabberpy[4].

cu
/gst

[1] http://libicq2000.sf.net/
[2] http://www.jabber.org/about/overview.html
[3] http://aim-transport.jabberstudio.org/
[4] http://jabberpy.sourceforge.net/

Jul 18 '05 #8
Guenther Starnberger <gs*@sysfrog.org> pisze:
either use libicq2000[1] directly (but afaik there are no python bindings
yet), or setup a local jabber[2] server with an aim-transport[3] to which
you can connect with python by using jabberpy[4].


Shouldn't public Jabber server with AIM transport be sufficient? I never
tried such approach, but it sounds interesting since Jabber is getting
more and more audience here in Poland.

Also, there is another Jabber library available, PyXMPP. Its author
claims it's faster and more robust (it is based on libxml2, not expat).
I didn't tried it yet due to some system inconsistencies (libxml2 is
heavily used by GNOME2 and Python bindings are tightly tied to
particular version of library), but it sounds promising.

--
Jarek Zgoda
Registered Linux User #-1
http://www.zgoda.biz/ JID:ja***@jabberpl.org http://zgoda.jogger.pl/
Jul 18 '05 #9
Jarek Zgoda wrote:

hello,
either use libicq2000[1] directly (but afaik there are no python bindings
yet), or setup a local jabber[2] server with an aim-transport[3] to which
you can connect with python by using jabberpy[4].


Shouldn't public Jabber server with AIM transport be sufficient? I never
tried such approach, but it sounds interesting since Jabber is getting
more and more audience here in Poland.


yop - it should be possible, but AOL already blocks some public jabber
servers from login to ICQ/AIM. if people start using large (well known)
jabber servers to relay their SMS for free, it's likely that they soon will
be blocked too :/

cu
/gst

Jul 18 '05 #10
Peter Hansen <pe***@engcorp.com> pisze:
Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).


Kind of defeats the value of suggesting that he use this as
a way of sending using Python, doesn't it?


Ah, and one thing I forgot for the first time -- you are not limited to
"free" gateways. You can always buy a service from your telco.

--
Jarek Zgoda
Registered Linux User #-1
http://www.zgoda.biz/ JID:ja***@jabberpl.org http://zgoda.jogger.pl/
Jul 18 '05 #11
Fazer wrote:
Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


If you can read Java APIs, and don't mind working jython, then take a
look
at OpenSMPP, an open source implementation of the SMPP protocol.

The dates may look a little stale, i.e. last work done nearly two
years ago, but I'm fairly sure that most of the core stuff is working
and stable. OpenSMPP was written by Aldiscon (a Dublin company), who
were then taken over by Logica. Logica maintained the Open Source
committment.

http://opensmpp.logica.com/

Then there are various solutions where you can put a GSM card in your
PC, or cables to link an actual mobile handset to your PC, and rx/tx
SMS through those.

HTH,

--
alan kennedy
-----------------------------------------------------
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email alan: http://xhaus.com/mailto/alan
Jul 18 '05 #12
Jarek Zgoda wrote:

Peter Hansen <pe***@engcorp.com> pisze:
Also, be aware, that 1rstWap.com (and many other free SMS web gateways)
require prior user registration, that can not be handled by program
(they show user some picture with text that need to be entered
correctly).


Kind of defeats the value of suggesting that he use this as
a way of sending using Python, doesn't it?


Yes - if this should be service/daemon app and you don't have a user
that can perform prior registration.

No - if this will be usual GUI app with user equipped with monitor,
keyboard and mouse, sitting in front of it.


You're right.... Sorry, I misread your first post as suggesting
that each message, not just the registration, required the human
confirmation. (Yes, you were quite clear in what you wrote....
I must have been skimming or something. :-( )

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #13
Guenther Starnberger <gs*@sysfrog.org> wrote in message news:<10***************@newsmaster-03.atnet.at>...
Fazer wrote:

hello,
Can anyone point me to a way on how to send a SMS message using Python?


an alternative to the already suggested SMS-webgateway would be to use the
ICQ-SMS-gateway ('worldwide' SMSs, no advertisements).

either use libicq2000[1] directly (but afaik there are no python bindings
yet), or setup a local jabber[2] server with an aim-transport[3] to which
you can connect with python by using jabberpy[4].

cu
/gst

[1] http://libicq2000.sf.net/
[2] http://www.jabber.org/about/overview.html
[3] http://aim-transport.jabberstudio.org/
[4] http://jabberpy.sourceforge.net/


Wow, thanks for the reply! It was really helpful. Exactly what I was looking for.
Jul 18 '05 #14

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