Net::SNPP::Server(3) SNPP server library


An object interface for creating SNPP servers. Almost everything you need to create your very own SNPP server is here in this module. There is a callback() method that can replace default function with your own. them. Any SNPP command can be overridden or new/custom ones can be created using custom_command(). To disable commands you just don't want to deal with, use disable_command().


There may be a synopsis here someday ...


Create a Net::SNPP::Server object listening on a port. By default, it only listens on the localhost ( - specify MultiHomed to listen on all addresses or LocalAddr to listen on only one.

 my $svr = Net::SNPP::Server->new(
    Port       => port to listen on
    BindTo     => interface address to bind to
    MultiHomed => listen on all interfaces if true (and BindTo is unset)
    Listen     => how many simultaneous connections to handle (SOMAXCONN)
    # the following two options are only used by handle_client()
    MaxErrors  => maximum number of errors before disconnecting client
    Timeout    => timeout while waiting for data (uses SIGARLM)
Calls accept() for you and returns a client handle. This method will block if there is no waiting client. The handle returned is a subclass of IO::Handle, so all IO::Handle methods should work.
 my $client = $server->client();
Return the IP address associated with a client handle.
 printf ``connection from %s'', $client->ip();
Returns the raw socket handle. This mainly exists for use with select() or IO::Select.
 my $select = IO::Select->new();
 $select->add( $server->socket() );
For use with a client handle. True if server socket is still alive.
Shuts down the server socket.
Insert a callback into
 $server->callback( 'process_page', \&my_function );
 $server->callback( 'validate_pager_id', \&my_function );
 $server->callback( 'validate_pager_pin', \&my_function );
 $server->callback( 'write_log',    \&my_function );
 $server->callback( 'create_id_and_pin', \&my_function );
process_page( $PAGER_ID, \%PAGE, \@RESULTS )
   0 => retval of validate_pager_id
   1 => retval of validate_pager_pin ] $PAGE = {
   mess => $,
   responses => [], }
validate_pager_id( PAGER_ID )
The return value of this callback will be saved as the pager id that is passed to the process_page callback as the first list element of the first argument.
validate_pager_pin( VALIDATED_PAGER_ID, PIN )
The value returned by this callback will be saved as the second list element in the first argument to process_page. The PAGER_ID input to this callback is the output from the validate_pager_id callback.

NOTE: If you really care about the PIN, you must use this callback. The default callback will return 1 if the pin is not set.

First argument is a Unix syslog level, such as ``warning'' or ``info.'' The rest of the arguments are the message. Return value is ignored.
Create an ID and PIN for a 2way message.
Create a custom command or override a default command in handle_client(). The command name must be 4 letters or numbers. The second argument is a coderef that should return a text command, i.e. ``250 OK'' and some ``defined'' value to continue the client loop. +++If no value is set, the client will be disconnected after executing your command.+++ If you need MSTA or KTAG, this is the hook you need to implement them.

The subroutine will be passed the command arguments, split on whitespace.

 sub my_MSTA_sub {
    my( $id, $password ) = @_;
    # ...
    return "250 OK", 1;
 $server->custom_command( "MSTA", \&my_MSTA_sub );
Specify a command to disable in the server. This is useful, for instance, if you don't want to support level 3 commands.
 $server->disable_command( ``2WAY'', ``550 2WAY not supported here'' );

The second argument is an optional custom error message. The default is:
 ``500 Command Not Implemented, Try Again''

Takes the result of $server->client() and takes care of parsing the user input. This should be quite close to being rfc1861 compliant. If you specified Timeout to be something other than 0 in new(), SIGARLM will be used to set a timeout. If you use this, make sure to take signals into account when writing your code. fork()'ing before calling handle_client is a good way to avoid interrupting code that shouldn't be interrupted.
Creates a server in a forked process. The return value is an array (or arrayref depending on context) containing a read-only pipe and the pid of the new process. Pages completed will be written to the pipe as a semicolon delimited array.
 my($pipe,$pid) = $server->forked_server();
 my $line = $pipe->getline();
 chomp( $line );
 my( $pgr$pgr%pagedata ) = split( /;/, $line );


Al Tobey <[email protected]>

Some ideas from Sendpage::SNPPServer
 Kees Cook <[email protected]


Add more hooks for callbacks

Implement the following level 2 and level 3 commands

 4.5.1 LOGIn <loginid> [password]
 4.5.3 LEVEl <ServiceLevel>
 4.5.5 COVErage <AlternateArea>
 4.5.7 CALLerid <CallerID>
 4.6.3 EXPTag <hours>
 4.6.5 ACKRead <0|1>
 4.6.6 RTYPe <Reply_Type_Code>