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Install and Configure Kannel to Work with AtomPark SMPP

Before beginning to use Kannel, it is necessary to install the Kannel gateway first.

Kannel Gateway Installation

  1. Download the archive with a source code: wget https://redmine.kannel.org/attachments/download/199/gateway-1.5.0.zip
  2. Unzip the archive:unzip gateway-1.5.0.zip
  3. Compile and install the gateway:cd gateway-1.5.0./configure –with-mysql –enable-start-stop-daemonNote: You MUST install all required libraries (usually this is libxml2-dev or mysql-dev).Example for Ubuntu:sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

    sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

After installing all required packages the gateway is compiled

touch .depend

make .depend


make install


The last command will install Kannel executables to your default directory ( /usr/local/sbin/ )



After installation, download and unzip the archive.

The archive contains the following files:

  • smskannel.conf – configuration file.
  • kannel.sh – start / stop system script.
  • kannel-install.txt – system installation description.
  • kannel-setup.sh – optional script, creates work directories.

To complete the installation, launch kannel-setup.sh. This will create work directories, write configuration, and start script into /etc/kannel.

Use . /etc/kannel/kannel.sh command to start.

First, though, you need to open and edit the configuration file /etc/kannel/smskannel.conf.

Edit parameters that are required to be changed:

  • smsc-username – use the received login
  • smsc-password – use the received password

It is highly recommended that you “uncomment” any lines that relate to logging, and that you change ports and passwords.

You can find settings and advanced settings descriptions in the formal documentation at http://kannel.org/download/kannel-userguide-snapshot/userguide.html, or contact our customer support.

After you edit and run the system, check its status by putting these links in your browser:



host – IP-address of the server

port – admin-port from Kannel settings

defined_password – admin-password or status-password from Kannel settings.

SMS is sent by sending a GET-request to the port specified in the smsbox section. See detailed information in the documentation at http://kannel.org/download/kannel-userguide-snapshot/userguide.html#AEN4952, You can also use this PHP script example (download).

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