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The Protocol Connector adds support for a number of legacy paging protocols. It allows legacy paging client hardware and software to send messages with Diafaan SMS Server to GSM phones and pagers. The Protocol Connector supports the following protocols:

TAP/PET/IXO (Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol)

SNPP (Simple Network Paging Protocol)

UCP 01/30/51/60 (Universal Computer Protocol)

ESPA 4.4.4

 

The paging protocols in the Protocol Connector are quite old and over the years there have been many different interpretations of the standards. The Protocol Connector might therefore not work with all the paging hardware and software that is still in operation. Make sure that you test your paging client thoroughly before using the Protocol Connector in a production environment.

 

Add a TAP server (Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol)


AddConnector_Protocol_TAP

User verification

The TAP server supports three user verification options to check the user name and password of the TAP clients. Anonymous connections (no log on parameters required), verification using HTTP callback requests and verification with the user list of one of the Web Connectors in Diafaan SMS Server. The HTTP callback user verification option is grayed out when HTTP callbacks are not yet set up in the general options. The Web Connector user verification option is grayed out when there is no Web Connector set up in Diafaan SMS Server.

 

The TAP protocol only supports a single password without user ID. If the contact list from a Web Connector is used to verify the user, the password of the user must be used in the TAP client, not the user name. If the connection handler is set to serial port only the password is not enforced.

 

TAP on a modem connection or serial port

The TAP server listens on the serial port for incoming TAP client connections. The connection handler must be set to Serial port only when there is a direct serial port connection between the TAP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the TAP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. Serial port with attached modem is used when the COM port is attached to a modem and the TAP clients dial in with modems to set up the connection. Serial port with modem emulation can be used when the TAP client is connected directly to the serial port but the client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the TAP client expects.

 

TAP on a TCP/IP server
The TAP server listens on the IP port for incoming TAP client internet connections. The connection handler must be set to Plain TCP/IP connection when there is a direct connection between the TAP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the TAP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. TCP/IP with modem emulation can be used when the TAP client is connected over the internet but the client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the TAP client expects.

 

TAP on a TCP/IP client connection
The TAP server opens an Telnet connection to a TAP client. This mode can be useful when a legacy serial port TAP client is connected to a serial to TCP/IP converter so that it can be accessed over a network connection. The connection handler must be set to Plain TCP/IP connection when there is a direct connection between the TAP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the TAP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. TCP/IP with modem emulation can be used when the TAP client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the TAP client expects.

 

 

Add an SNPP server (Simple Network Paging Protocol)


AddConnector_Protocol_SNPP

 

User verification

The SNPP server supports three user verification options to check the user name and password of the SNPP clients. Anonymous connections (no log on parameters required), verification using HTTP callback requests and verification with the user list of one of the Web Connectors in Diafaan SMS Server. The HTTP callback user verification option is grayed out when HTTP callbacks are not yet set up in the general options. The Web Connector user verification option is grayed out when there is no Web Connector set up in Diafaan SMS Server.

 

 

Add a UCP server (Universal Computer Protocol)


AddConnector_Protocol_UCP

User verification

The UCP server supports three user verification options to check the user name and password of the UCP clients. Anonymous connections (no log on parameters required), verification using HTTP callback requests and verification with the user list of one of the Web Connectors in Diafaan SMS Server. The HTTP callback user verification option is grayed out when HTTP callbacks are not yet set up in the general options. The Web Connector user verification option is grayed out when there is no Web Connector set up in Diafaan SMS Server.

 

If the connection handler is set to serial port only the password is not enforced.

 

TAP on a modem connection or serial port

The UCP server listens on the serial port for incoming TAP client connections. The connection handler must be set to Serial port only when there is a direct serial port connection between the UCP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the UCP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. Serial port with attached modem is used when the COM port is attached to a modem and the UCP clients dial in with modems to set up the connection. Serial port with modem emulation can be used when the UCP client is connected directly to the serial port but the client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the UCP client expects.

 

UCP on a TCP/IP server
The UCP server listens on the IP port for incoming UCP client internet connections. The connection handler must be set to Plain TCP/IP connection when there is a direct connection between the UCP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the UCP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. TCP/IP with modem emulation can be used when the UCP client is connected over the internet but the client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the UCP client expects.

 

UCP on a TCP/IP client connection
The UCP server opens an Telnet connection to a UCP client. This mode can be useful when a legacy serial port UCP client is connected to a serial to TCP/IP converter so that it can be accessed over a network connection. The connection handler must be set to Plain TCP/IP connection when there is a direct connection between the UCP client and Diafaan SMS Server and the UCP client does not send modem commands to initiate the connection. TCP/IP with modem emulation can be used when the UCP client expects that a modem is connected, in this mode the Protocol Connector emulates the modem response that the UCP client expects.

 

 

Add an ESPA 4.4.4 station


AddConnector_Protocol_ESPA

 

Send alarm message when the ESPA connection is lost

The Protocol Connector can send an SMS or pager message when the connection to the ESPA device is lost.