~martijnbraam/ofonoctl

test/control application for the ofono deamon
Fixed duplicate ip errors
Added SMS docs
Added sms sending feature

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ofonoctl

This is a command line tool to control the ofono daemon over dbus, it's a substitute for calling the test scripts from the ofono git repository.

Basic usage

There are two switches to control the device state in ofono, thepowered and the online state. The first controls the power to the modem and the second controls the radio state in the modem. The modem has to be powered first before it can be set online.

$ ofonoctl list
Modem         Status     SIM
------------  ---------  -------
quectelqmi_0  Unpowered  Unknown

$ ofonoctl poweron
Powered on quectelqmi_0
$ ofonoctl list
Modem         Status    SIM
------------  --------  -------
quectelqmi_0  Offline   Unknown

$ ofonoctl online
Brought quectelqmi_0 online
$ ofonoctl list
Modem         Status                           SIM
------------  -------------------------------  ----------
quectelqmi_0  Registered to [network] (40.0%)  [provider]

To bring the modem down the commands are offline and poweroff

Scanning operators

The operators command can be used to make the modem listen for operator beacons for 100 seconds and then list the status.

$ ofonoctl operators
Scanning for operators... (100 seconds)
Operator    Status     Technology        MCC
----------  ---------  --------------  -----
NL KPN      available  gsm, umts, lte    204
voda NL     forbidden  gsm, umts, lte    204
TMO NL      forbidden  gsm, umts, lte    204
Tele2       available  lte               204

Data connection

The ofono daemon handles most of the data connection automagically, the only thing it doesn't do is assigning the ip address. The APNs/contexts ofonoctl knows can be listed with the wan command.

$ ofonoctl wan
Interface    Protocol    APN       Method    Address            Gateway        DNS
-----------  ----------  --------  --------  -----------------  -------------  ------------------------------
wwan0        ipv4        INTERNET  static    10.115.256.210/30  10.115.79.209  194.151.256.18, 194.151.228.50

This shows that the interface ofono registered for the modem is wwan0. In my case the provider doesn't use DHCP on the network but provides a static address. Ofonoctl can assign the address to the interface by specifying the --connect argument. By default the provider DNS server isn't used, if you want to add the provider DNS servers to your /etc/resolv.conf you can add the --append-dns option.

$ ofonoctl wan --connect --append-dns

After this you should have an internet connection.

Sending SMS

The sms command can be used to send sms messages.

$ ofonoctl sms +31[number] -m "Hello World!"
Send
$ ofonoctl sms +31[number]
[your $EDITOR launches]
Send