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GSMCTL

GSMCTL

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NAME

gsmctl, gsmsiectl - GSM mobile phone control program  

SYNOPSIS

gsmctl [-b baudrate] [--baudrate baudrate] [-d device] [--device device] [-h] [--help] [-I init string] [--init init string] [-v] [--version] [-X] [--xonxoff] -o operation | --operation operation | parameters

gsmsiectl [-b baudrate] [--baudrate baudrate] [-d device] [--device device] [-h] [--help] [-I init string] [--init init string] [-v] [--version] [-X] [--xonxoff] -o operation | --operation operation | parameters  

DESCRIPTION

gsmctl can request information from or perform operations on an GSM mobile phone.

gsmctl attaches itself to the device given on the command line (usually an GSM modem) using the specified baudrate. If no device is given, the device /dev/mobilephone is used. If no baudrate is given, a default baud rate of 38400 is used.

gsmctl can be used in to modes: If no --operation option is given the parameters specify the status information to be retrieved from the mobile phone. See the section STATUS INFORMATION for more details. If an --operation option is given the requested operation is performed on the mobile using the parameters. See the section OPERATIONS for more details.

gsmsiectl is the same program with some extension for Siemens mobile phones. Some extra OPERATIONS are available in this case.

Error messages are printed to the standard error output. If the program terminates on error the error code 1 is returned.  

OPTIONS

-b baudrate, --baudrate baudrate
The baud rate to use. Defaults to 38400.
-d device, --device device
The device to which the GSM modem is connected. The default is /dev/mobilephone.
-h, --help
Prints an option summary.
-I init string, --init init string
Initialization string to send to the TA (default: "E0"). Note that the sequence "ATZ" is sent first.
-o operation, --operation operation
This option is used to perform an operation on the mobile phone. Refer to the section OPERATIONS for more information on the available operations and the parameters required for each operation.
-v, --version
Prints the program version.
-X, --xonxoff
Uses software handshaking (XON/XOFF) for accessing the device.
 

STATUS INFORMATION

If called without the --operation option gsmctl prints out default mobile phone status information as specified by the parameters described below:
ALL
Prints all available information.
BATT
Prints out information about the current battery status. Two lines of the form "<BATT0> text" and "<BATT1> charge" are printed. Text may be of "0 ME is powered by the battery", "1 ME has a battery connected, but is not powered by it", "2 ME does not have a battery connected", or "3 Recognized power fault, calls inhibited". Charge is a number in the range 0..100 where 0 means that the battery is empty or not connected and 100 means full charge.
BITERR
Prints information about the current bit error rate. The output is of form "<BITERR0> value" where value can be of 0..7, 99 (99 means not available or not detectable).
CLIP
This option prints a line of the form "<CLIP0> on" if caller line identification is turned on in the network, "<CLIP0> off" otherwise.
CSET
Display info about charsets. The output is in the form "<CSET0> available" and "<CSET1> current", which describes the charsets available and which is current.
CURROP
Prints information about the current operator. The output line has the form "<CURROP0> Long name: 'xxxx' Short name: 'yyyy' Numeric Name: zzzz".
FLCAP
Prints out the two-letter names of available facility locks. The meaning of standardized facility lock names is as follows:
CS
Lock control surface (eg. phone keyboard)
PS
Lock phone to SIM card (mobile phone asks password when other than current SIM card inserted)
SC
Lock SIM card (SIM asks password in mobile phone power-up and when this lock command issued)
AO
Barr all outgoing calls
OI
Barr outgoing international calls
OX
Barr outgoing international calls except to home country
AI
Barr all incoming calls
IR
Barr incoming calls when roaming outside the home country
NT
Barr incoming calls from numbers not stored to TA memory
NM
Barr incoming calls from numbers not stored to mobile phone memory
NS
Barr incoming calls from numbers not stored to SIM memory
NA
Barr incoming calls from numbers not stored in Any memory
AB
All Barring services (FIXME)
AG
All outGoing barring services (FIXME)
AC
All inComing barring services (FIXME)
FD
SIM fixed dialling memory feature (if PIN2 authentication has not been done during the current session, PIN2 is required as <passwd>)

Note that mobile phones may implement facility locks not documented here.

FLSTAT
Prints information about the status of facility locking in the mobile phone. For each facility a line of the form "<FLSTATn> 'facilityname' classes" is printed. The classes may be "Voice", "Data", and/or "Fax" depending on the class for which the facility is enabled. If "unknown" is printed out this means that the TA is not able to report the status. If the facility is not enabled for any class, no class identifier is printed. See FLCAP for information about the available two-letter names of facility locks.
FORW
Prints information about call forwarding enabled in the mobile phone. For each combination of reason (UnconditionalReason, MobileBusyReason, NoReplyReason, and NotReachableReason) and class (Voice, Data, and Fax) a line of the form "<FORWn.m> reason class number: xxx subaddr: yyy time: zzz" is printed. The time is the number of seconds to wait before forwarding in case of NoReplyReason.
ME
Prints manufacturer, model, revision, and serial number of the mobile phone (ME = mobile equipment). Output lines are numbered from "<ME0>" to "<ME3>".
OP
Prints information about the currently available mobile network operators. For each operator an output line of the form "<OPn> status Long name: 'xxxx' Short name: 'yyyy' Numeric name: zzz" is returned where status may be of:
unknown
The status of the operator is unknown.
current
This is the currently selected operator.
available
This operator is available for selection.
forbidden
This operator is not available for selection, ie. not accessible with this SIM card.
PIN
Prints information about the current PIN status. The output is of form "<PIN0> status". Where status can be one of the following lines:
READY
ME is not pending for any password.
SIM PIN
ME is waiting SIM PIN to be given.
SIM PUK
ME is waiting SIM PUK to be given.
PH-SIM PIN
ME is waiting phone/-to/-SIM card password to be given.
PH/-FSIM PIN
ME is waiting phone/-to/-very first SIM card password to be given.
PH/-FSIM PUK
ME is waiting phone/-to/-very first SIM card unblocking password to be given.
SIM PIN2
ME is waiting SIM PIN2 to be given.
SIM PUK2
ME is waiting SIM PUK2 to be given.
PH/-NET PIN
ME is waiting network personalisation password to be given.
PH/-NET PUK
ME is waiting network personalisation unblocking password to be given.
PH/-NETSUB PIN
ME is waiting network subset personalisation password to be given.
PW
Facilities in the mobile phone may be protected by passwords (ie. PINs or PUKs). This option prints out lines of the form "<PWn> 'facilityname' len" for each facility for which a facility lock password exists. See FLCAP for information about the available two-letter names of facility locks.
SCA
Reports the default SMS service centre address currently set in the mobile phone.
SIG
Prints information about the current network signal strength. The output is of the form "<SIG0> value". Following values are possible:
0 -113 dBm or less
1
-111 dBm
2...30
-109... -53 dBm (in steps of 2 dBm)
31
-51 dBm or greater
99
not known or not detectable

 

OPERATIONS

dial number
Dials number. After dialling gsmctl waits for a <CR> keypress to terminate.

forw mode reason number [facilityclass] [forwardtime]

Changes the call forwarding behaviour in the network. mode can be any of:
disable Call forwarding is disabled.

enable Call forwarding is enabled. The call forwarding reason, number, and (optionally) forwardtime must be registered beforehand.

register This registers the call forwarding reason, number, and forwardtime in the network.

erase This is the counterpart to register. It erase the call forwarding info in the network.

reason can be any of:

unconditional This applies to every call.

mobilebusy The mobile phone is busy.

noreply The call is not answered in forwardtime seconds.

notreachable Mobile phone cannot be reached (ie. switched off).

all This refers to all forwarding reasons.

allconditional This refers to all conditional forward reasons (mobilebusynoreplynotreachable).

number is the number the incoming call is forwarded to. See the explanation for lock operation for the meaning of facilityclass. The default for forwardtime is 20 seconds if omitted. forwardtime can be in the range 1..30.

off
Sets functionality level of the phone to 0 (low functionality). The effects of this command depend on the phone (eg. sets low power consumption).

on
Sets functionality level of the phone to 1 (high functionality). The effects of this command depend on the phone.

pin pin
Sets PIN code. Use gsmctl pin to get the current pin status.

lock facility [facilityclass] [passwd]

Locks the named facility. Use gsmctl flcap to get a list of supported facilities. The facilityclass can be any of:
all Voice, data, and fax.

v vf vd f fd d Any combination of voice, data and fax.

The default is all if facilityclass is omitted. The passwd is password for the facility. If no password is given this parameter can be omitted.

setop opmode numericname

Sets the current operator to numericname. Use gsmctl op to get a list of operators with their numeric codes. opmode can be any of:
automatic

manual

deregister Deregister from network.

manualautomatic If manual selection fails, automatic mode is entered.

setpw facility [oldpasswd] [newpasswd]

Sets the password for the facility. If one of the passwords is omitted this means that the facility has no password protection. Passwords are PIN1, PIN2, PUK etc.
setsca service centre address
Sets the default SMS service centre address.

unlock facility [facilityclass] [passwd]

This is the reverse operation to lock. See above for a description of the parameters.

Extra operators for gsmsiectl:

cset

Charset info.

pbook

Phone book info.

signal

Signal tone info.

ring

Ringing tone info.

binary

Binary info.
 

EXAMPLES

The following invocation of gsmctl prints out all available status information for the mobile phone connected to /dev/mobilephone

gsmctl all

The output could look like (lines edited to fit):

<ME0> Manufacturer: SIEMENS

<ME1> Model: S10
<ME2> Revision: 06
<ME3> Serial Number: 448058511817585
<OP0> Status: available Long name: 'D1/-TELEKOM' Short name: '' Numeric name: 26201
<OP1> Status: forbidden Long name: 'D2 PRIVAT' Short name: '' Numeric name: 26202
<CURROP0> Long name: 'D1/-TELEKOM' Short name: '' Numeric name: 26201 Mode: automatic
<FLSTAT0> 'CS'
<FLSTAT1> 'PS'
<FLSTAT2> 'SC' Voice Data Fax
<FLSTAT3> 'AO'
<FLSTAT4> 'OI'
<FLSTAT5> 'OX'
<FLSTAT6> 'AI'
<FLSTAT7> 'IR'
<FLCAP0> 'CS' 'PS' 'SC' 'AO' 'OI' 'OX' 'AI' 'IR' 'AB' 'AG' 'AC'
<PW0> 'PS' 8
<PW1> 'SC' 8
<PW2> 'AO' 4
<PW3> 'OI' 4
<PW4> 'OX' 4
<PW5> 'AI' 4
<PW6> 'IR' 4
<PW7> 'AB' 4
<PW8> 'AG' 4
<PW9> 'AC' 4
<CLIP0> on
<FORW0.0> UnconditionalReason Voice inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW0.1> UnconditionalReason Data inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW0.2> UnconditionalReason Fax inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW1.0> MobileBusyReason Voice active number: +494012345678 subaddr: time: -1
<FORW1.1> MobileBusyReason Data inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW1.2> MobileBusyReason Fax inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW2.0> NoReplyReason Voice active number: +494012345678 subaddr: time: 20
<FORW2.1> NoReplyReason Data inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW2.2> NoReplyReason Fax inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW3.0> NotReachableReason Voice active number: +494012345678 subaddr: time: -1
<FORW3.1> NotReachableReason Data inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<FORW3.2> NotReachableReason Fax inactive number: subaddr: time: -1
<BATT0> 0 ME is powered by the battery
<BATT1> 100
<BITERR0> 0
<SIG0> 19

The following locks the keys on the mobile phone:
gsmctl -o lock cs

This changes the SIM card PIN from 1234 to 2345:

gsmctl -o setpw sc 1234 2345

Switch off all call forwarding (actually erase the numbers):

gsmctl -o forw erase all

Switch on call forwarding to German D1 voice box:

gsmctl -o forw register notreachable 3313 gsmctl -o forw enable notreachable

 

FILES

/dev/mobilephone
Default mobile phone device.
 

AUTHOR

Peter Hofmann <software@pxh.de>  

BUGS

Report bugs to software@pxh.de. Include a complete, self-ncontained example that will allow the bug to be reproduced, and say which version of gsmctl you are using.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Peter Hofmann

gsmctl is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

gsmctl is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Library General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along with gsmctl; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.  

SEE ALSO

gsminfo(7), gsmpb(1), gsmsendsms(1), gsmsmsd(8), gsmsmsstore(1).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
STATUS INFORMATION
OPERATIONS
EXAMPLES
FILES
AUTHOR
BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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