Configuration guide

This page provides a brief overview of the configuration of the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway after the installation. We provide you with information about the basics, tips, some explanation about the configuration file sections including subsections and directives, and we list the configuration steps.

After you have installed the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway, you have to configure it. During the configuration, you have to set up the SMSC connections, the user accounts and you have to define the routing rules that forward incoming and outgoing messages according to your needs. The configuration is a simple procedure, which only takes a few minutes.

To configure the Ozeki NG, you have to edit a simple text file called config.txt. This text file contains all the settings of the engine. The default config.txt file comes with the installation package and can be found in the following location after the installation:

C:\Program Files\Ozeki\Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway\config.txt

Basics :

1.) All of the configuration properties are stored in 1 plain text file: config.txt.
2.) Configuring the OZEKI NG - SMS GATEWAY is only possible by modifying the config.txt.

If you modify the configuration file, you have to restart the OZEKI NG - SMS GATEWAY service with the OZEKI NG - SERVER MONITOR in the taskbar, or you can restart in the Control Panel/ Administrative tools / Services.


1.)  You should take a copy of the configuration file as a backup file before editing the config.txt.
2.) The recommended text editor for the config.txt is Windows notepad.

The configuration file:

1.) Sections: The configuration file is organized into 4 sections (Figure 1.): SMSC, User accounts, Global environment, Comments.

Sections can contain directives and subsections. Subsections are marked with an opening and closing tag. For example an SMSC subsection is opened with an <SMSC> and closed with an </SMSC> tag.


Directives: Each section and subsection can contain directives. Each directive defines a system parameter value. Each directive is in a separate line. No line breaks are allowed. The directive is made up of two parts: a parameter name and a value. The parameter name and the value are separated by a space.

Figure 1. - Sections in the configuration file

Configuration steps :

1.)   Step 1: Specify the global environment.
2.)  Step 2: Define the SMSC connections.
3.)  Step 3: Set up your user accounts and applications.
4.)  Step 4: Configure the inbound and the outbound routing.