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Offline abudwill

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SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:37:52 AM »
Hi guys,

Does anyone have hands on/real world experience using some sort of SMPP Gateway simulator when developing/integrating SMS?

I will eventually have a true SMPP integration with a carrier.  But before that happens I want to be able to reasonably develop some routing strategies and test my overall system/setup.  To do this I would need to use some sort of SMPP gateway simulator that I could point Genesys SMS server to.

Has anyone used such a product?  If so, what was it and any pros/cons?

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Andrew

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 06:19:56 AM »
I had done some tests with:
http://www.seleniumsoftware.com/user-guide.htm


At least for basic tests did work

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 06:26:10 AM »
Thank you, looks promising!

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 12:55:35 AM »
Looks like SMPPSim is no longer available. I have reached out to the vendor, but doesn't look so promising anymore! I have found some small homegrown developed SMPP simulators which I may take and expand on for my needs. Before I go there, anyone else have hands on with an SMPP simulator?

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2020, 01:36:17 AM »
Wohhh so bad... I have the last version and includes the source code. If you are interested

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 03:29:50 AM »
Sent you a PM. And I owe you one.

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 03:46:20 AM »

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 04:23:38 AM »
Received, thank you! You just made my life so much easier...

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Re: SMPP Gateway Simulator for SMS testing?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2020, 02:49:14 AM »
I wanted to follow up and share that this worked well for my needs and was very easy to setup. Since this is just an SMPP gateway simulator, it is not really possible to have an SMS conversation between two endpoints without additional setup and software. But this makes sense. Genesys SMS server would be considered an ESME client and would deliver messages to its clients (agents on an agent desktop). Simulator provides several ways to inject mobile originated (MO) messages destined for the ESME (in my case Genesys SMS server). However if agent responds to a message, the message gets held in an internal SMPP simulator queue since there is not a second/destination ESME for the message to be delivered to. A person would need to connect/wire up a second/additional ESME client for response messages to be sent to. Or in poor mans land, a second instance of Genesys SMS server would work fine so long as the MSISDNs (x-smpp-address-range setting on SMS server) is setup and registers with the simulator properly. At this point two instances of WDE could be used to simulate two cell phones and send either page mode messages back and forth or engage a session mode. All of this discussed here still adheres to SMPP v3.4 spec, even the hacky setup of two Genesys SMS servers / WDE to simulate cell phones.