Mbuni is an open source mms gateway.You can download Mbuni source code from Mbuni site.
Try to compile source and install.Go through mbuni documentation for installation instructions.
It is a must to install all the dependencies stated in documentation page.
mbuni installation will install several components.
we can run Mbuni as MMSC or as VAS gateway.
Lets see how
mbuni configured as a MMSC.
First we need to meet these requirements
Mbuni installation machine
1)should be globally accessible.So we need to assign a global ip and open a port.
2)It should be able to access internet
3)Running web server (optional)
4)SMPP connection or a GSM modem with SIM.
Mbuni source comes with .conf files.you have to manually configure them.
Copy .conf files (you might find them in mbuni-1.4.0\mbuni-1.4.0\doc\examples) in to folder.
Lets take a look few important configuration parameters.
refer mmsc .conf file using vi editor
hostname=mmsc.mytest.lk ip or hostname configured in hosts file
host-alias = This is used to shorten the message retrieval url
lets put some thing like
This should be configured in hosts file.located at /etc/hosts
In /etc/hosts configuration there should be a configuration like
x.x.x.x mmsc.mytest.lk mmsc
x.x.x.x is (global) ip of your machine
when mbuni send out notification, in mbuni logs we can see that it is sending this url
Preparing to notify client to fetch message at URL: http://mmsc/4-qf3440.1.x96.38@2/wx63
local-prefixes =according to mbuni documentation ,number prefixes that should be considered local.
Normally mobile number consists of country code ,operator code ,followed by identification number.
Ex : +94 77 XXXXXXX
+94 = country code
77 = operator code
Send a mms to this number you need to put +9477 as local prefix.
storage-directory =This is where mbuni creates message queue.
since retrieval url is something like http://x.x.x.x/mms/mm1.we need to create a directory called ‘mms’inside a web server root directory
sendsms-url = According to documentation
URL of the service through which SMS can be sent to a mobile subscriber .
This is some what similar to Kannel send-sms-url
x.x.x.x = Ip of kannel installed machine
port= sendsms-port in Kannel configuration
/cgi-bin/sendsms = sendsms-url in Kannel configuration
If using GSM modem with SIM,it should be configured in kannel configuration file under group smsc
smsc = TEST
device = /dev/ttyS0
speed = 9600
# SMSBOX SETUP
group = smsbox
bearerbox-host = localhost
sendsms-port = 12345
sendsms-url = /cgi-bin/sendsms
global-sender = 900
# SEND-SMS USERS
group = sendsms-user
username = foor
password = bar
Then mbuni sendsms-url must be like in example 2.Where we have to provide extra parameter smsc=TEST
TEST is the allowed-smsc-id .
If Kannel binds to an smpp account then the sendsms-url must be like in example 1.
This is for authentication of sendsms url.
Insert same username ,pasword pair in Kannel ,”smskannel.conf “group = sendsms-user
sendsms-global-sender This maps with the kannel global-sender
mms-port = 1981
This is the port mbuni listens for sending/receiving mms
List of IP addresses of hosts allowed to use/access the MM1Port
optimize-notification-size set true
go to mms/ folder. set read write file permission
chmod – R 777 mm1
Set read wite file permission of mms/mm1 directory,sub directories owns to daemon
Once set these parameters.Save the. conf file and exit from vi editor (press <Esc>:wq).
Now we have to start mmsproxy and mmsrelay components.
Try these commands
mmsproxy /etc/mmsc.conf &
mmsrelay /etc/mmsc.conf &
See logs and check for errors.
We can use sendmms component to test whether mms is delivered to mobile
Try this command
mmssend -f XXXX -t YYYY -m sample.mms -b /etc/mmsc.conf
-f = From number
-t = To number
-m = give binary mms file name with path
-b = configuration file name
After executing the command check mbuni logs.
make sure your SIM is activated for sending and receiving MMS.
You should get a notification mms. If you have correctly configured mbuni with Kannel & GSM Modem
When you received the notification sms try to download the MMS .For this we should connect to Mbuni installation machine via GPRS .If you are unable to download the message this is because mobile doesn’t know how to grab the message from
mbuni.So we need to modify MMS settings in our mobile
Here is sample MMS profile configuration for Samsung SGH-J200 model
Messages ->Message Settings->Multimedia Message->Multimedia Message Profile
Change these parameters
Set Name = mbuni (as you wish )
Access name = put your operator APN name here
Home url =http://x.x.x.x:mms_port/mms
According to above configurations x.x.x.x is the global ip of mbuni installed machine,
“mms_port” is mms port we configured in mmsc.conf
“mms” is the storage directory inside web server root directory
proxy address =If you connect to mbuni machine via proxy put that ip here.Otherwise mbuni machine ip
Port = proxy port if any otherwise mms_port
Try to download the mms now.This should download the mms into your mobile.
Check for mbuni logs.It will show any attempt that is made by the phone to fetch the message.
2009-07-17 08:30:32   DEBUG: HTTP: Creating HTTPClient for `18.104.22.168'.
2009-07-17 08:30:32   DEBUG: HTTP: Created HTTPClient area 0xa00e328.
2009-07-17 08:30:33   DEBUG: Request, ip=22.214.171.124, base_client_addr=2001514, client_addr=2001514/TYPE=PLMN, url=http://mmsc/4-qf3440.1.x96.38@2/wx63
2009-07-17 08:30:33   DEBUG: Started thread 5 (mmsproxy.c:(gwthread_func_t *)fetchmms_proxy)
2009-07-17 08:30:33   DEBUG: Thread 5 (mmsproxy.c:(gwthread_func_t *)fetchmms_proxy) maps to pid 23422.
2009-07-17 08:30:33   DEBUG: ---> Entered fetch interface: url=http://mmsc/4-qf3440.1.x96.38@2/wx63<---
In logs if you can’t see any attempt made by phone to download the message,Check for these
1:Make sure machine has a global ip and the mms port is not blocked.
2: Make sure the GPRS APN configured in your mms profile permits HTTP requests to other addresses
These are few reasons that I have come across where above configuration is not working .If still its not working update me:).