the problem of burst_ind receive SMS in a cell

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Joshua Pereyda pere5027 at
Fri May 18 16:47:36 UTC 2012

I don't believe burst_ind is designed to sniff SMS.  Check out the
sniffing page on the website:
(the site says layer23, but it's actually ccch_scan; I would update
but I don't have an account)

This presentation might help:

You should probably also learn about GSM (not sure how far this
website can take you though):

OsmocomBB, even burst_ind, is not really a sniffing tool; you will
need to do more work yourself.


On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Chengcheng Gou <gouchengcheng at> wrote:
> first,the network is not encrypt.
> I test burst_ind to receive SMS in a cell, but I can`t receive the SMS
> transfered in my two  phone, the two phone is lock to the cell,
> do I miss anything ?
> Another problem I am only interest in SMS but not voice,and how to
> difference  the two types of SDCCH?
> thanks!

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