node-red-contrib-smstools 1.1.1

Nodes for handling messages using smstools3 daemon

npm install node-red-contrib-smstools

Listen and send SMS messages over smstools3 daemon. Development is still on early stage so do not be surprised if your hardware decides to catch on fire.


  • Install and configure smstools server on your machine (
  • Make sure your node-red instance has read permissions in all of /var/spool/sms/ directories and write permissions in /var/spool/sms/outgoing directory.


Install this package globally or to your node-red directory: npm install node-red-contrib-smstools


The sms-in block will trigger once a message is received. Message object looks like this:

    "sent": 1457110722000, // Time message was sent (unix timestamp)
    "received": 1457110722000,  // Time received was sent (unix timestamp)
    "topic": 37061234567, // Phone number of a sender
    "payload": "Hello, world!" // Message contents

To send a message, pass the msg.topic and msg.payload that corresponds to recipient's phone number and content. If payload contains only latin characters ISO encoding will be used. UCS2 format is used otherwise.

Node Info

Version: 1.1.1
Updated 2 years, 4 months ago
License: BSD-2-Clause


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  • sms-in
  • sms-out


  • node-red
  • smstools
  • sms
  • smsd


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