This is the article of an example of how to fix timezone issue with playSMS.
This is my server’s time, its in UTC:
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
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
date.timezone = Asia/Jakarta
Please note you need to restart php-fpm when you changed php-fpm php.ini.
In playSMS I set my default timezone to +0700 (its UTC+7):
playsmsd and do some test, for example send an SMS with a schedule.
As a reference please read this:
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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Short announcement. Recently I’ve updated the image antonraharja/playsms on Docker registry with playSMS 1.4. It means when you follow the previous Docker playSMS tutorial I wrote now you’ll get playSMS 1.4 installed.
Here is the full step by step tutorial:
Just to remind you how I create the playSMS Docker image, here is the project website:
I’ve written a tutorial on how to install playSMS 1.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 with PHP 7.0. The selected web server is Nginx and database server is MySQL 5.7.
I should say that playSMS 1.4 isn’t ready for PHP 7, but with some adjustment it could work.
Please visit the link for full step by step tutorial: http://bit.ly/playsms14php7
You might find these videos helpful if you’re new to playSMS and would like to get started a bit faster. I see that the tutorial is using the latest playSMS version at the moment and that is good.
Here you are:
Thanks to the uploader. Please visit this blog for some more explanation (some additional screenshots).
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:
- To renew expired users via sending Username and SCRATCH CODE to playSMS (Ubuntu Server)
- To renew expired users via sending SCRATCH CODE & verify the code with the user profile [later]
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.
Here is what you can do to solve problem with non-persistent device file names.