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SIP User Credentials in the ITSP environment – part 3

December 15, 2012

In this, the third part of the article, we will look at how the ITSP Proxy server handles outbound calls, paying particular attention to the authentication requirements and to the handling of Caller ID. You may also wish to refer back to part 1 where we reviewed the basic entities and concepts used to identify [...]

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SIP User Credentials in the ITSP environment – part 2

September 13, 2012

In part 1 of this article we reviewed the basic entities and concepts used to identify a user, a handset or service. It discussed in detail how these entities are used to register devices, either simple single-line devices or SIP trunks. Now, in part 2, we will examine in more detail the handling of inbound [...]

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SIP User Credentials in the ITSP environment – part 1

August 10, 2012

This three-part article reviews the SIP entities that identify a user, a handset or service and looks at how they are used to register devices, authenticate and identify users and route calls. The subtle differences in the use of these entities can be confusing, even to an experienced SIP technician. Handling of the entities in [...]

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How to install Mediaproxy 2.5.2 on CentOS 6 64 bit

March 16, 2012

Mediaproxy 2.5.2 is a Python application from AG-Projects which is available as a free download as well as being available as a commercial product from AG-Projects. It is used in combination with the Mediaproxy module of OpenSIPS. Mediaproxy 2 has several dependencies and can be quite tricky to install. The INSTALL instructions that come with [...]

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OpenSIPS vs Asterisk

January 17, 2012

OpenSIPS and Asterisk are both open source projects and both are used for Voice over IP. However, they perform quite different roles, have different capabilities and different strengths and weaknesses. This article reviews how they are so different and considers what role each product can play in the infrastructure of an Internet Telephony Service Provider [...]

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What is OpenSIPS?

December 31, 2011

There are a number of open source applications available that are used to build IP Telephony solutions. OpenSIPS may not be as well-known as Asterisk, but it is widely used by service providers as a core part of their infrastructure because of its robustness, speed and capacity. In this article I will review the history [...]

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Clustering OpenSIPS for High Availability – Part 3

December 8, 2010

In this, part 3, we examine how a virtual IP address can be switched between two Linux servers to provide an active/standby failover and how this impacts on OpenSIPS. Part 2 investigated the implications for far-end NAT traversal of clustering two OpenSIPS servers and concluded that the best solution is the use of a virtual IP address. [...]

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Clustering OpenSIPS for High Availability – Part 2

November 23, 2010

In this, part 2, we investigate the implications of using more than one IP address on an OpenSIPS server and how this impacts on far-end NAT traversal. We will also see how the use of a virtual IP address can overcome these problems when clustering two OpenSIPS servers. Part 1 reviewed why we might want [...]

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Clustering OpenSIPS for High Availability – Part 1

November 16, 2010

Why cluster OpenSIPS? Unlike Asterisk, a typical OpenSIPS server is able to handle a very large number of simultaneous SIP calls. It is generally very reliable and will keep running for many months, or even years, with little or no attention. As a consequence, it is the preferred choice for many VoIP service providers who [...]

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Installing Mediaproxy 2 on CentOS 5 64bit

September 10, 2010

Mediaproxy 2 is a Python application from AG-Projects which is available as a free download as well as being available as a commercial product from AG-Projects. It is used in combination with the Mediaproxy module of OpenSIPS. Unlike Mediaproxy 1, the new version has a lot of dependencies and it can be quite tricky to [...]

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