MSILO Module

Daniel-Constantin Mierla

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Daniel-Constantin Mierla

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Table of Contents

1. Admin Guide
1.1. Overview
1.2. Dependencies
1.2.1. OpenSIPS modules
1.2.2. External libraries or applications
1.3. Exported Parameters
1.3.1. db_url (string)
1.3.2. db_table (string)
1.3.3. from_address (string)
1.3.4. contact_hdr (string)
1.3.5. offline_message (string)
1.3.6. content_type_hdr (string)
1.3.7. reminder (string)
1.3.8. outbound_proxy (string)
1.3.9. expire_time (int)
1.3.10. check_time (int)
1.3.11. send_time (int)
1.3.12. clean_period (int)
1.3.13. use_contact (int)
1.3.14. sc_mid (string)
1.3.15. sc_from (string)
1.3.16. sc_to (string)
1.3.17. sc_uri_user (string)
1.3.18. sc_uri_host (string)
1.3.19. sc_body (string)
1.3.20. sc_ctype (string)
1.3.21. sc_exp_time (string)
1.3.22. sc_inc_time (string)
1.3.23. sc_snd_time (string)
1.3.24. snd_time_avp (str)
1.3.25. add_date (int)
1.3.26. max_messages (int)
1.4. Exported Functions
1.4.1. m_store([owner])
1.4.2. m_dump([owner])
1.5. Exported Statistics
1.5.1. stored_messages
1.5.2. dumped_messages
1.5.3. failed_messages
1.5.4. dumped_reminders
1.5.5. failed_reminders
1.6. Installation and Running
1.6.1. OpenSIPS config file

List of Examples

1.1. Set the db_url parameter
1.2. Set the db_table parameter
1.3. Set the from_address parameter
1.4. Set the contact_hdr parameter
1.5. Set the offline_message parameter
1.6. Set the content_type_hdr parameter
1.7. Set the reminder parameter
1.8. Set the outbound_proxy parameter
1.9. Set the expire_time parameter
1.10. Set the check_time parameter
1.11. Set the send_time parameter
1.12. Set the clean_period parameter
1.13. Set the use_contact parameter
1.14. Set the sc_mid parameter
1.15. Set the sc_from parameter
1.16. Set the sc_to parameter
1.17. Set the sc_uri_user parameter
1.18. Set the sc_uri_host parameter
1.19. Set the sc_body parameter
1.20. Set the sc_ctype parameter
1.21. Set the sc_exp_time parameter
1.22. Set the sc_inc_time parameter
1.23. Set the sc_snd_time parameter
1.24. Set the snd_time_avp parameter
1.25. Set the add_date parameter
1.26. Set the max_messages parameter
1.27. m_store usage
1.28. m_dump usage
1.29. OpenSIPS config script - sample msilo usage

Chapter 1. Admin Guide

1.1. Overview

This modules provides offline message storage for the Open SIP Server. It stores received messages for an offline user and sends them when the user becomes online.

For each message, the modules stores Request-URI (R-URI) only if it is a complete address of record (username@hostname), URI from To header, URI from From header, incoming time, expiration time, content type and body of the message. If R-URI is not an address of record (it might be the contact address for current SIP session) the URI from To header will be used as R-URI.

When the expiration time passed, the message is discarded from database. Expiration time is computed based on incoming time and one of the module's parameters.

Every time when a user registers with OpenSIPS, the module is looking in database for offline messages intended for that user. All of them will be sent to contact address provided in REGISTER request.

It may happen the SIP user to be registered but his SIP User Agent to have no support for MESSAGE request. In this case it should be used the failure_route to store the undelivered requests.

Another functionality provided by the modules is to send messages at a certain time -- the reminder functionality. Using config logic, a received message can be stored and delivered at a time specified while storing with the 'snd_time_avp'.

1.2. Dependencies

1.2.1. OpenSIPS modules

The following modules must be loaded before this module:

  • database module - mysql, dbtext or other module that implements the db interface and provides support for storing/receiving data to/from a database system.

  • TM--transaction module--is used to send SIP requests.

1.2.2. External libraries or applications

The following libraries or applications must be installed before running OpenSIPS with this module:

  • none.

1.3. Exported Parameters

1.3.1. db_url (string)

Database URL.

Default value is mysql://opensips:opensipsrw@localhost/opensips.

Example 1.1. Set the db_url parameter

modparam("msilo", "db_url", "mysql://")

1.3.2. db_table (string)

The name of table where to store the messages.

Default value is silo.

Example 1.2. Set the db_table parameter

modparam("msilo", "db_table", "silo")

1.3.3. from_address (string)

The SIP address used to inform users that destination of their message is not online and the message will be delivered next time when that user goes online. If the parameter is not set, the module will not send any notification. It can contain pseudo-variables.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.3. Set the from_address parameter

modparam("msilo", "from_address", "")
modparam("msilo", "from_address", "sip:$")

1.3.4. contact_hdr (string)

The value of the Contact header (including header name and ending \r\n) to be added in notification messages. It can contain pseudo-variables.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.4. Set the contact_hdr parameter

modparam("msilo", "contact_hdr", "Contact: <>\r\n")

1.3.5. offline_message (string)

The body of the notification message. It can contain pseudo-variables.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.5. Set the offline_message parameter

modparam("msilo", "offline_message", "*** User $rU is offline!")
modparam("msilo", "offline_message", "<em>I am offline!</em>")

1.3.6. content_type_hdr (string)

The value of the Content-Type header (including header name and ending \r\n) to be added in notification messages. It must reflect what the 'offline_message' contains. It can contain pseudo-variables.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.6. Set the content_type_hdr parameter

modparam("msilo", "content_type_hdr", "Content-Type: text/plain\r\n")
modparam("msilo", "content_type_hdr", "Content-Type: text/html\r\n")

1.3.7. reminder (string)

The SIP address used to send reminder messages. If this value is not set, the reminder feature is disabled.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.7. Set the reminder parameter

modparam("msilo", "reminder", "")

1.3.8. outbound_proxy (string)

The SIP address used as next hop when sending the message. Very useful when using OpenSIPS with a domain name not in DNS, or when using a separate OpenSIPS instance for msilo processing. If not set, the message will be sent to the address in destination URI.

Default value is NULL.

Example 1.8. Set the outbound_proxy parameter

modparam("msilo", "outbound_proxy", ";transport=tcp")

1.3.9. expire_time (int)

Expire time of stored messages - seconds. When this time passed, the message is silently discarded from database.

Default value is 259200 (72 hours = 3 days).

Example 1.9. Set the expire_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "expire_time", 36000)

1.3.10. check_time (int)

Timer interval to check if dumped messages are sent OK - seconds. The module keeps each request send by itself for a new online user and if the reply is 2xx then the message is deleted from database.

Default value is 30.

Example 1.10. Set the check_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "check_time", 10)

1.3.11. send_time (int)

Timer interval in seconds to check if there are reminder messages. The module takes all reminder messages that must be sent at that moment or before that moment.

If the value is 0, the reminder feature is disabled.

Default value is 0.

Example 1.11. Set the send_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "send_time", 60)

1.3.12. clean_period (int)

Number of check_time cycles when to check if there are expired messages in database.

Default value is 5.

Example 1.12. Set the clean_period parameter

modparam("msilo", "clean_period", 3)

1.3.13. use_contact (int)

Turns on/off the usage of the Contact address to send notification back to sender whose message is stored by MSILO.

Default value is 1 (0 = off, 1 = on).

Example 1.13. Set the use_contact parameter

modparam("msilo", "use_contact", 0)

1.3.14. sc_mid (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing message id.

Default value is mid.

Example 1.14. Set the sc_mid parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_mid", "other_mid")

1.3.15. sc_from (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the source address.

Default value is src_addr.

Example 1.15. Set the sc_from parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_from", "source_address")

1.3.16. sc_to (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the destination address.

Default value is dst_addr.

Example 1.16. Set the sc_to parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_to", "destination_address")

1.3.17. sc_uri_user (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the user name.

Default value is username.

Example 1.17. Set the sc_uri_user parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_uri_user", "user")

1.3.18. sc_uri_host (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the domain.

Default value is domain.

Example 1.18. Set the sc_uri_host parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_uri_host", "domain")

1.3.19. sc_body (string)

The name of the column storing the message body in silo table.

Default value is body.

Example 1.19. Set the sc_body parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_body", "message_body")

1.3.20. sc_ctype (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing content type.

Default value is ctype.

Example 1.20. Set the sc_ctype parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_ctype", "content_type")

1.3.21. sc_exp_time (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the expire time of the message.

Default value is exp_time.

Example 1.21. Set the sc_exp_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_exp_time", "expire_time")

1.3.22. sc_inc_time (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the incoming time of the message.

Default value is inc_time.

Example 1.22. Set the sc_inc_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_inc_time", "incoming_time")

1.3.23. sc_snd_time (string)

The name of the column in silo table, storing the send time for the reminder.

Default value is snd_time.

Example 1.23. Set the sc_snd_time parameter

modparam("msilo", "sc_snd_time", "send_reminder_time")

1.3.24. snd_time_avp (str)

The name of an AVP which may contain the time when to sent the received message as reminder.The AVP is used ony by m_store().

If the parameter is not set, the module does not look for this AVP. If the value is set to a valid AVP name, then the module expects in the AVP to be a time value in format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (e.g., 20060101201500).

Default value is null.

Example 1.24. Set the snd_time_avp parameter

modparam("msilo", "snd_time_avp", "$avp(snd_time)")

1.3.25. add_date (int)

Wheter to add as prefix the date when the message was stored.

Default value is 1 (1==on/0==off).

Example 1.25. Set the add_date parameter

modparam("msilo", "add_date", 0)

1.3.26. max_messages (int)

Maximum number of stored message for an AoR. Value 0 equals to no limit.

Default value is 0.

Example 1.26. Set the max_messages parameter

modparam("msilo", "max_messages", 0)

1.4. Exported Functions

1.4.1. m_store([owner])

The method stores certain parts of the current SIP request (it should be called when the request type is MESSAGE and the destination user is offline or his UA does not support MESSAGE requests). If the user is registered with a UA which does not support MESSAGE requests you should not use mode=0 if you have changed the request uri with the contact address of user's UA.

Meaning of the parameters is as follows:

  • owner - is a string that must contain a SIP URI in whose inbox the message will be stored. It can have any pseudo variable. If "owner" is missing, the SIP address is taken from R-URI.

This function can be used from REQUEST_ROUTE, FAILURE_ROUTE.

Example 1.27. m_store usage


1.4.2. m_dump([owner])

The method sends stored messages for the SIP user that is going to register to his actual contact address. The method should be called when a REGISTER request is received and the Expire header has a value greater than zero.

Meaning of the parameters is as follows:

  • owner - is a string that must contain a SIP URI whose inbox will be dumped. It can have any pseudo variable. If "owner" is missing, the SIP address is taken from To URI.

This function can be used from REQUEST_ROUTE.

Example 1.28. m_dump usage


1.5. Exported Statistics

1.5.1. stored_messages

The number of messages stored by msilo.

1.5.2. dumped_messages

The number of dumped messages.

1.5.3. failed_messages

The number of failed dumped messages.

1.5.4. dumped_reminders

The number of dumped reminder messages.

1.5.5. failed_reminders

The number of failed reminder messages.

1.6. Installation and Running

1.6.1. OpenSIPS config file

Next picture displays a sample usage of msilo.

Example 1.29. OpenSIPS config script - sample msilo usage

# $Id$
# MSILO usage example

debug=9           # debug level (cmd line: -dddddddddd)
fork=no           # don't fork
log_stderror=yes  # log to stderr (cmd line: -E)

children=2        # number of children
check_via=no      # (cmd. line: -v)
dns=off           # (cmd. line: -r)
rev_dns=off       # (cmd. line: -R)

listen=   # listen address

# ------------------ module loading ----------------------------------

loadmodule ""

loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""
loadmodule ""

# ----------------- setting module-specific parameters ---------------

# -- registrar params --

modparam("registrar", "default_expires", 120)

# -- registrar params --

modparam("usrloc", "db_mode", 0)

# -- msilo params --

modparam("msilo","contact_hdr","Contact: registrar@;msilo=yes\r\n")
modparam("msilo","content_type_hdr","Content-Type: text/plain\r\n")
modparam("msilo","offline_message","*** User $rU is offline!")

# -- tm params --

modparam("tm", "fr_timer", 10 )
modparam("tm", "fr_inv_timer", 15 )
modparam("tm", "wt_timer", 10 )

    if ( !mf_process_maxfwd_header("10") )
        sl_send_reply("483","To Many Hops");

    if (uri==myself) {
        # for testing purposes, simply okay all REGISTERs
        if (method=="REGISTER")
            log("REGISTER received -> dumping messages with MSILO\n");

            # MSILO - dumping user's offline messages
            if (m_dump())
                log("MSILO: offline messages dumped - if they were\n");
                log("MSILO: no offline messages dumped\n");

        # domestic SIP destinations are handled using our USRLOC DB
            if (! t_newtran())
            # we do not care about anything else but MESSAGEs
            if (!method=="MESSAGE")
                if (!t_reply("404", "Not found")) 
            log("MESSAGE received -> storing using MSILO\n");
            # MSILO - storing as offline message
            if (m_store("$ru"))
                log("MSILO: offline message stored\n");
                if (!t_reply("202", "Accepted")) 
                log("MSILO: offline message NOT stored\n");
                if (!t_reply("503", "Service Unavailable")) 
        # if the downstream UA does not support MESSAGE requests
        # go to failure_route[1]

    # forward anything else

failure_route[1] {
    # forwarding failed -- check if the request was a MESSAGE 
    if (!method=="MESSAGE")
    log(1,"MSILO:the downstream UA doesn't support MESSAGEs\n");
    # we have changed the R-URI with the contact address, ignore it now
    if (m_store("$ou"))
        log("MSILO: offline message stored\n");
        t_reply("202", "Accepted"); 
        log("MSILO: offline message NOT stored\n");
        t_reply("503", "Service Unavailable");