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In order to notify an external application about OpenSIPS internal events, the Event Interface provides the following functions:

  1. manages exported events
  2. manages subscriptions from different applications
  3. exports generic functions to raise an event (regardless the transport protocol used)
  4. sends the event packed in a datagram


There are several types of events that can be exported by OpenSIPS:

  • Core events - internal events that trigger changes of OpenSIPS core/global behavior. A full list of exported core events can be found here.
  • Modules events - events triggered by each module, when loaded. Each module can export zero, one or more events.
  • Custom events - triggered from script using the raise_event() command.

Transport Protocols

External applications can be notified about the events triggered using various transport protocols. While the interface itself is provided by OpenSIPS core, each transport protocol is implemented by a separate OpenSIPS module. Currently, in this version there is only one transport protocol available (but many others pending):

  • event_datagram - sends Datagrams over UDP or UNIX sockets

An external application can subscribe to any of the exported module and can be notified using any of the loaded transport modules/protocols.

Events Subscription

Currently, an external application can only subscribe to an event using the event_subscribe MI command.


In order to configure a RabbbitMQ server to be notified when a custom event is triggered, first you have to subscribe it to the event through MI, by sending a event_subscribe command.

    # opensipsctl fifo event_subscribe E_SCRIPT_CUSTOM_EVENT udp:

Then, in order to trigger the event from the script, call the raise_event() command when needed:

   raise_event("E_SCRIPT_CUSTOM_EVENT");     # raises an event without any parameters
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(:title Events Interface - ver 1.7 :)

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Events Interface v1.7

The Events Interface is an OpenSIPS interface that provides different ways to notify external applications about certain events triggered inside OpenSIPS.


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