Section: Kannel Project (8)Updated: 3rd October 2000Local indexUp
smsbox - Parts of Kannel, the WAP and SMS gateway
is an WAP and SMS gateway.
WAP is short for Wireless Application Protocol,
and is used to implement hypertext based services on mobile phones.
SMS is short for Short Message Service,
and is used to send and recive short (up to 160 characters) text messages
with mobile phones.
SMS can also be used to implement simple text based services on mobile
Kannel consists of three programs, usually run as daemons:
They implement the connection to the phone (SMS or UDP),
the WAP protocol stack,
and the SMS based services, respectively.