[enum-wg] Why is there no "SMS center is here" ENUM record?
Rick van Rein rick at openfortress.nl
Wed May 16 13:23:54 CEST 2012
Hello, As far as I can tell, there is no ENUM record that says "please deliver SMS for this number at the SMS Centre at IP address 123:456::789" -- is there a reason for that? The SMS records that I've seen are in fact simulations of the SMS-sending intention over another protocol, and they are not easy. This requires the sender to either be able (and willing) to initiatie messaging using that simulation *instead* of SMS, so an SMS Centre should be able to translate the protocols. This is not likely to catch on as a general mechanism. What I am missing is a record that says "yeah sure, I'll take in SMS PDUs and will process them as my number user has seen fit to setup in the receiving messaging switch. This is much simpler, as it does not involve simulation of one protocol (SMS) over another (XMPP, email, SIMPLE) but just lets service providers map I/O channels with a generic messaging swith. This mechanism could unleash SMS to fixed numbers, thus widening the market for SMS. That could be a no-brainer for telecom operators to implement? Is this a new angle, or am I overlooking problems? Thanks, -Rick
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