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Interface description

Scope

This document explains valid BIND operations and specifies the combinations of TON and NPI settings that can be used with Spirius SMPP interface. It also specifies the SMPP error codes given from Spirius in response to the query_sm-command. In the response a message state will be given along with the error code. Available message states are not specific to Spirius but specified in the SMPP Protocol Specification v3.4 issue 1.2, section 5.2.28.

SMPP modes of operation

Valid bind combinations

The Bind operation may be viewed as a form of SMSC login request to authenticate the client wishing to establish a connection. A client to Spirius SMPP interface may bind as either transmitter, receiver or transceiver.

Valid BIND combinations for a client to Spirius SMPP interface are:

  • Bind 1 Receiver
  • Bind 1 Transmitter
  • Bind both 1 Receiver and 1 Transmitter
  • Bind 1 Transceiver (duplex mode)

A Spirius account holder can simultaneously bind maximum one receiver and one transmitter. A transceiver will be counted as one of each. Attempting to bind e.g. a transmitter and a transceiver from the same account will result in both sessions being disconnected.

Please refer to section 4 of the SMPP 3.4 specification for further information.

Type Of Number (TON) and Number Plan Indicator (NPI) settings

SMPP 3.4 specification in section 5.2.5 and 5.2.6 defines 7 different Type of Number (TON) and 10 different Number Plan Indicator (NPI) settings, but only the ones that are realistic to use for SMS services are supported by Spirius SMPP interface.

Below is the list different TON and NPI implemented by Spirius SMPP interface:

Value TON
0 Unknown
1 International
2 National
3 Network Specific
5 Alphanumeric
Value NPI
0 Unknown
1 ISDN (E163/E164)
2 Accepted, No Error

The combinations that are valid to use with Spirius SMPP component in combination with source address for the submit_sm command are:

TON NPI Expected result
0 - Unknown 0 - Unknown Defined by the receiving SMSC
1 - International 1 - ISDN (E163/E164) Accepted, No Error
2 - National 1 - ISDN (E163/E164) Accepted, No Error
3 - Network Specific 0 - Unknown Accepted, No Error
5 - Alphanumeric 0 - Unknown Accepted, No Error

The combinations that are valid to use with Spirius SMPP component in combination with destination address for the submit_sm command are:

TON NPI Expected result
0 - Unknown 0 - Unknown Defined by the receiving SMSC
1 - International 1 - ISDN (E163/E164) Accepted, No Error
2 - National 1 - ISDN (E163/E164) Accepted, No Error

Other combinations will result in one of the error-codes defined in the SMPP specification.

SMPP error codes

Mobile terminated messages

Error Code Location Description
0 Unknown Unknown
1 No location No Error
100 HLR Pending
101 HLR System Failure
102 HLR Data Missing
103 HLR Unexpected Data Value
104 HLR Facility Not Supported
105 HLR Unknown Subscriber
106 HLR Teleservice Not Provisioned
107 HLR Call Barred
108 HLR Absent Subscriber
199 HLR Unknown
198 HLR Timeout
200 MSC Pending
201 MSC Subscriber Busy For MT-SMS
202 MSC Unidentified Subscriber
203 MSC Illegal Subscriber
204 MSC Illegal Equipment
205 MSC System Failure
206 MSC Data Missing
207 MSC Unexpected Data Value
208 MSC Facility Not Supported
209 MSC Message Waiting List Full
210 MSC SM Delivery Failure
211 MSC Absent Subscriber SM
298 MSC Timeout
299 MSC Unknown
300 GMSC Pending
301 GMSC Error
302 GMSC Expired
304 GMSC Queued
305 GMSC Waiting For Timeout
398 GMSC Timeout
399 GMSC Unknown
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