No Downtime for OpenSIPS 3.0 restarts

Doing maintenance on live production servers is never desired, but it is always necessary in order to enhance your platform with new features, or just for doing some small/quick fixes. And maintenance usually requires restarting OpenSIPS, so that it can re-parse its configuration script. Depending on your setup, OpenSIPS may need, for routing purposes, a … Continue reading No Downtime for OpenSIPS 3.0 restarts

Containing Memory-Related Issues in an Easy Way with OpenSIPS 3.0

OpenSIPS 3.0 includes major changes to the way in which the available memory allocators can be embedded into a build, as well as to the manner in which they can be selected at runtime. The end goal of this rework is to simplify and speed up many existing workflows (debugging, fine tuning, development) by avoiding … Continue reading Containing Memory-Related Issues in an Easy Way with OpenSIPS 3.0

New OpenSIPS CLI tool for the New Management Interface in OpenSIPS 3.0

When running a non-interactive service (daemon), such as OpenSIPS, a mandatory requirement is to have a method to interact with it. This is useful for different purposes, such as monitoring the service, provisioning certain data within it, or simply controlling different behaviors of its components. For these matters we have developed the new OpenSIPS CLI tool, an … Continue reading New OpenSIPS CLI tool for the New Management Interface in OpenSIPS 3.0

Achieving service redundancy in two steps with unified clustering in OpenSIPS 3.0

A hot backup means redundancy, redundancy means more uptime, more uptime means a better SLA, a better SLA means happier customers and more money. Building redundancy is a must when moving your service into production. And a typical approach for achieving redundancy is by implementing an active - backup setup with full realtime synchronization between … Continue reading Achieving service redundancy in two steps with unified clustering in OpenSIPS 3.0

Generic Preprocessor Support in OpenSIPS 3.0

Starting with version 3.0, OpenSIPS will offer script writers full support for piping the opensips.cfg file (including any other files imported by it) to a generic preprocessing command. What's So New About It? Until now, the core problem of templating opensips.cfg was solved using fully externalized solutions such as GNU m4, which grabbed an input configuration file … Continue reading Generic Preprocessor Support in OpenSIPS 3.0

Gateway between SIP and SMPP messages

While the SIP protocol is one of the most popular protocols used for voice calls, the SMPP (Short Message Peer-to-Peer) is one of the most widely used protocols for sending text messages. Having both of them offered by your service enhances your platform with more compatibility and flexibility. In order for your customers to have … Continue reading Gateway between SIP and SMPP messages

SIP bridging over multiple interfaces

There are scenarios where you need OpenSIPS to route SIP traffic across more than one IP interface. Such a typical scenario is where OpenSIPS is required to perform bridging. The bridging may be between different IP networks (like public versus private, IPv4 versus IPv6) or between different transport protocols for SIP (like UDP versus TCP … Continue reading SIP bridging over multiple interfaces

Handling SIP Redirect Requests in realtime

The SIP redirect mechanism is a simple and straight forward one  - the originally contacted destination indicates, via a 3xx reply, that a different set of destinations should be contacted. The SIP redirect is mainly used for calls (for INVITE requests), even if the RFC3261 does not limit it to that. Usage cases The primary … Continue reading Handling SIP Redirect Requests in realtime

Full Anycast support in OpenSIPS 2.4

The advantages of doing Load Balancing and High Availability without any particular requirements from the clients side are starting to make Anycast IPs more and more appealing in the VoIP world. But are you actually using the best out of it? This article describes how you can use OpenSIPS 2.4 to make the best use of … Continue reading Full Anycast support in OpenSIPS 2.4