Installation manual for playSMS version 1.4.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 is available from this blog.
Feel free to join the Forum and discuss it.
This is the article of an example of how to fix timezone issue with playSMS.
This is my server’s time, its in UTC:
$ date Wed Aug 1 03:22:21 UTC 2018
And then I check where is my
php.ini, both for php-cli and php-fpm (I’m using Nginx with php-fpm):
$ php -i | grep php.ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php/7.0/cli Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.0/cli/php.ini
I looked for
date.timezone option on
php.ini, edit it and set the option to my timezone
Asia/Jakarta, its UTC+7. When done it will be like this:
$ cat /etc/php/7.0/cli/php.ini | grep date.timezone ; http://php.net/date.timezone date.timezone = Asia/Jakarta
I also set it in php-fpm php.ini, not just php-cli php.ini:
$ cat /etc/php/7.0/fpm/php.ini | grep date.timezone ; http://php.net/date.timezone date.timezone = Asia/Jakarta
Please note you need to restart php-fpm when you changed php-fpm php.ini.
playsmsd and do some test, for example send an SMS with a schedule.
As a reference please read this:
This article is old. Please use playSMS version 1.4.3 instead. Previous version of playSMS contains security vulnerabilities and have been fixed in 1.4.3.
Same method described in this article can still be used to install playSMS 1.4.3, you just need to change 1.4.2 to 1.4.3.
This howto will show you how to install playSMS 1.4.2 on Ubuntu 18.04, the latest version as of today. By using Ubuntu 18.04 as base distribution you can test whether or not playSMS 1.4.2 work properly with PHP 7.2 and MySQL 5.7.
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Are you still interested in using playSMS in Windows ?
Well, someone has wrote the manual for you in playSMS Forum. The manual is about installing playSMS in Microsoft Windows with Gammu for Windows as the gateway.
Please note that the playSMS in used was pretty old, version 0.9.9.2 or 0.9.8, and unfortunately the manual won’t work for playSMS 1.0.
When you have working playSMS with Kannel, and Mikrotik configured to do something (not related to SMS), you can integrate them to serve something to your users. In the article below the author mentioned that the goals are:
Users will be asked to send SMS to playSMS, and playSMS will handle it on its SMS Command to run a script that verify the SMS and commands Mikrotik to do something.
Visit complete article here:
Device file names aren’t persistent, this problem add complexity when managing GSM modems for Kannel, smstools or Gammu.