Build high-speed and highly scalable telephony systems using OpenSIPS
About This Book
Install and configure OpenSIPS to authenticate, route, bill, and monitor VoIP calls
Gain a competitive edge using the most scalable VoIP technology
Discover the latest features of OpenSIPS with practical examples and case studies
Who This Book Is For
If you want to understand how to build a SIP provider from scratch using OpenSIPS, then this book is ideal for you. It is beneficial for VoIP providers, large enterprises, and universities. This book will also help readers who were using OpenSER but are now confused with the new OpenSIPS.
Telephony and Linux experience will be helpful to get the most out of this book but is not essential. Prior knowledge of OpenSIPS is not assumed.
What You Will Learn
Learn to prepare and configure a Linux system for OpenSIPS
Familiarise yourself with the installation and configuration of OpenSIPS
Understand how to set a domain and create users/extensions
Configure SIP endpoints and make calls between them
Make calls to and from the PSTN and create access control lists to authorize calls
Install a graphical user interface to simplify the task of provisioning user and system information
Implement an effective billing system with OpenSIPS
Monitor and troubleshoot OpenSIPS to keep it running smoothly
OpenSIPS is a multifunctional, multipurpose signalling SIP server. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is nowadays the most important VoIP protocol and OpenSIPS is the open source leader in VoIP platforms based on SIP. OpenSIPS is used to set up SIP Proxy servers. The purpose of these servers is to receive, examine, and classify SIP requests. The whole telecommunication industry is changing to an IP environment, and telephony as we know it today will completely change in less than ten years. SIP is the protocol leading this disruptive revolution and it is one of the main protocols on next generation networks. While a VoIP provider is not the only kind of SIP infrastructure created using OpenSIPS, it is certainly one of the most difficult to implement.
This book will give you a competitive edge by helping you to create a SIP infrastructure capable of handling tens of thousands of subscribers.
Starting with an introduction to SIP and OpenSIPS, you will begin by installing and configuring OpenSIPS. You will be introduced to OpenSIPS Scripting language and OpenSIPS Routing concepts, followed by comprehensive coverage of Subscriber Management. Next, you will learn to install, configure, and customize the OpenSIPS control panel and explore dialplans and routing. You will discover how to manage the dialog module, accounting, NATTraversal, and other new SIP services. The final chapters of the book are dedicated to troubleshooting tools, SIP security, and advanced scenarios including TCP/TLS support, load balancing, asynchronous processing, and more.
A fictional VoIP provider is used to explain OpenSIPS and by the end of the book, you will have a simple but complete system to run a VoIP provider.
Style and approach
This book is a step-by-step guide based on the example of a VoIP provider. You will start with OpenSIPS installation and gradually, your knowledge depth will increase.
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