Re: [IUG] SMS Ability in WebPac/PHP Script
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
At 05:33 PM 7/23/2010, Tammy wrote:
Our site is on Millennium 2009A and I recently loaded the WebPAC
2007 example set into our Staging Directory. I'm in the process of
configuring it and they really want the ability to text catalog
records to one's cellular phone. I obtained information on how to
get SMS activated on WebPAC at
but I have to admit that I know little about PHP scripting or Java
scripting. Our WebPAC is at http://topekalibraries.info:2082
I put sms.php on the web server and put the sms.js into the WebPAC
staging directory (using the WebMaster submodule in Millennium). I
also added data (below the signature) to the bib_display.html file.
the top to tell it where the php script is (var smsurl =
Unfortunately, the script is not working. If I attempt to send the
record to my phone, I get the following message:
The page at http://topekalibraries.info:2082 says:
There was a problem verifying information. Message not sent!
Message not sent!" which is the error that comes in the PHP script
when it can't verify that the location and call number that were
passed to it exist on the bib record page (which is a security
the PHP script never gets to the point of trying to send the message,
but the machine where the PHP script lives can't verify that the
guess -- and it's a Friday afternoon guess after helping a colleague
unload a truck in 90+ heat at my advanced age...oy -- is that the two
servers can't communicate with each other.
Advice: have the PHP person comment out the security check feature
and see if things get better. If they do, then you'll either need to
do without the security feature or figure out why the two machines
can't play better together. If it doesn't change anything, then
we'll try the next step.
I tried to enlist the help of a PHP expert who says that something
on http://topekalibraries.info needs to be configured (but I don't
know what). I don't what else I need to do to get SMS activated on
WebPAC and I don't know exactly what I should communicate to the PHP expert.
Nothing needs to be configured on the WebPAC server (other than
network settings that don't get in the way of communications with the
other box), and SMS is never "activated on WebPAC" -- all the WebPAC
sends an email. SMS isn't really part of the process.
Robert E. Duncan
Editor of IT Communications
Easton, PA 18042
duncanr at lafayette dot edu
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.