Presence_CallInfo Module


Table of Contents

1. Admin Guide
1.1. Overview
1.2. Usage modes
1.2.1. External publishing
1.2.2. Internal publishing
1.3. Dependencies
1.3.1. OpenSIPS Modules
1.3.2. External Libraries or Applications
1.4. Exported Parameters
1.4.1. call_info_timeout_notification (int)
1.4.2. line_seize_timeout_notification (int)
1.4.3. disable_dialog_support_for_sca (int)
1.4.4. line_hash_size (int)
1.5. Exported Functions
1.5.1. sca_set_calling_line([line])
1.5.2. sca_set_called_line([line])
2. Contributors
2.1. By Commit Statistics
2.2. By Commit Activity
3. Documentation
3.1. Contributors

List of Tables

2.1. Top contributors by DevScore(1), authored commits(2) and lines added/removed(3)
2.2. Most recently active contributors(1) to this module

List of Examples

1.1. Set call_info_timeout_notification parameter
1.2. Set line_seize_timeout_notification parameter
1.3. Set disable_dialog_support_for_sca parameter
1.4. Set line_hash_size parameter
1.5. sca_set_calling_line() usage
1.6. sca_set_called_line() usage

Chapter1.Admin Guide

1.1.Overview

This module provides OpenSIPS support for shared call appearances (SCA) as defined by BroadWorks SIP Access Side Extensions Interface specifications. The SCA mechanism is a fundamental building block for a variety of enhanced telephony services. Features like attendant console, line extensions, and key system emulation cannot be delivered without some mechanism for sharing call appearances across access devices. Although SIP (RFC 3261) by itself offers no inherent semantics for supporting SCA features, when coupled with an appropriate instantiation of the “SIP Specific Event Notification” framework (RFC 3265), these services can be deployed quite easily in a distributed network.

A shared line is an address of record managed by central controlling element, such as an application server. The application server allows multiple endpoints to register locations against the address of record. The application server is responsible for policing who can register and who cannot register against the shared line.

The module enables the handling of "call-info" and "line-seize" events inside the presence module. It is used with the general event handling module: presence and it constructs and adds "Call-Info" headers to notification events.

1.2.Usage modes

The module can be used in two ways (depending on who is doing the publishing of the "call-info" data:

  • external publishing - the "call-info" data is received from a third party via SIP PUBLISH requests. In this mode, the modules simply distributes the SCA info, it is not producing any of it - a third-party application must publish "call-info" events to the presence server.

  • internal publishing - the "call-info" data is internally generated by the module, based on the information received from the dialog module - what calls are using what line/index, what is the state of the call, etc. There is no SIP PUBLISH in this case and there is no need for a third-party - the module is self-sufficient and stand alone as functionality.

The used mode can be controlled via the module parameter "disable_dialog_support_for_sca" - see below in the parameter's section.

1.2.1.External publishing

The module does not currently implement any authorization rules. It assumes that publish requests are only issued by a third-party application and subscribe requests only by subscriber to call-info and line-seize events. Authorization can thus be easily done by OpenSIPS configuration file before calling handle_publish() and handle_subscribe() functions.

To get better understanding on how the module works please take a look at the follwing figure:


   caller       proxy &   callee        watcher        publisher
alice@example  presence  bob@example  watcher@example
                 server                       
     |             |           |           |              |
     |             |<-----SUBSCRIBE bob----|              |
     |             |------200 OK---------->|              |
     |             |------NOTIFY---------->|              |
     |             |<-----200 OK-----------|              |
     |             |           |           |              |
     |--INV bob--->|           |           |              |
     |             |--INV bob->|           |              |
     |             |<-100------|           |              |
     |             |<-----PUBLISH(alerting)---------------|
     |             |------200 OK------------------------->|
     |             |------NOTIFY---------->|              |
     |             |<-----200 OK-----------|              |
     |             |           |           |              |
     |             |<-180 ring-|           |              |
     |<--180 ring--|           |           |              |
     |             |           |           |              |
     |             |           |           |              |
     |             |<-200 OK---|           |              |
     |<--200 OK----|           |           |              |
     |             |<-----PUBLISH(active)-----------------|
     |             |------200 OK------------------------->|
     |             |------NOTIFY---------->|              |
     |             |<-----200 OK-----------|              |
     |             |           |           |              |

			

  • The watcher subscribes the "Event: dialog" of Bob.

  • Alice calls Bob.

  • The publisher is publishing the "alerting" state for Bob.

  • PUBLISH is received and handled by presence module. Presence module updates the "presentity". Presence module checks for active watchers of the presentity. The active watcher is notified via a NOTIFY SIP request.

  • Bob answers the call.

  • The publisher is publishing the "active" state for Bob.

  • PUBLISH is received and handled by presence module. Presence module updates the "presentity". Presence module checks for active watchers of the presentity. The active watcher is notified via a NOTIFY SIP request.

1.2.2.Internal publishing

In this mode, the module requires the "dialog" module to be loaded into OpenSIPS. All the publishing will be automatically done (the modules will exchange data directly via C API).

From presence perspective, the OpenSIPS script must be configured to handle the SUBSCRIBE requests only (there is no need for PUBLISH handling as there is no SIP publishing in this mode). So be sure to use the "handle_subscribe()" function (from presence module) in the script.

To trigger the internal publishing (from the dialog module) for a certain call, use the "sca_set_calling_line()" or "sca_set_called_line()" functions from the script when handling a new call. These functions will do all the work (creating dialog, setting the internal publishing, etc) - you just need to use them and eventually specify the name of the line (if other then the one from the SIP INVITE) - see the below documentation.

LIMITATIONS : in this mode, the module does not really check if the line exists or not (like defined) - it blindly trust the traffic; also there is no check on how many indexes are for each line. Such information (lines and indexes) are not provisioned into the module, but the module will dynamically accept and handle any line and index based on the SIP traffic.

1.3.Dependencies

1.3.1.OpenSIPS Modules

The following modules must be loaded before this module:

  • presence.

  • dialog.

1.3.2.External Libraries or Applications

None.

1.4.Exported Parameters

1.4.1.call_info_timeout_notification (int)

Enables or disables call_info event timeout notifications.

Default value is 1 (enabled).

Example1.1.Set call_info_timeout_notification parameter

...
modparam("presence_callinfo", "call_info_timeout_notification", 0)
...
			

1.4.2.line_seize_timeout_notification (int)

Enables or disables line_seize event timeout notifications.

Default value is 0 (disabled).

Example1.2.Set line_seize_timeout_notification parameter

...
modparam("presence_callinfo", "line_seize_timeout_notification", 1)
...
			

1.4.3.disable_dialog_support_for_sca (int)

Disables the internal publishing of the "call-info" events (generated by the dialog module). The publishing is expected to be done via SIP PUBLISH from a third-party. See the wroking mode described in the beginning of this document.

Default value is 0 (not disabled).

Example1.3.Set disable_dialog_support_for_sca parameter

...
modparam("presence_callinfo", "disable_dialog_support_for_sca", 1)
...
			

1.4.4.line_hash_size (int)

Allows you to controll the size of the internal hash table used for storing the information about the lines and indexes (in the internal publishing mode).

The value must be a power of 2. You may consider increasing the value if using a large set of lines (>1000).

Default value is 64.

Example1.4.Set line_hash_size parameter

...
modparam("presence_callinfo", "line_hash_size", 128)
...
			

1.5.Exported Functions

1.5.1. sca_set_calling_line([line])

The function (to be used only in internal publishing mode) is setting for the current new call (initinal INVITE) the outbound line - the line used for calling out.

If no parameter is provided, the name of the line is taken from the SIP FROM header of the INVITE. You can override that by providing the name of the line a parameter - be careful as the value must be a SIP URI ! Variables are accepted.

This function can be used from REQUEST_ROUTE.

Example1.5.sca_set_calling_line() usage

...
	if (is_method("INVITE") and !has_totag()) {
		sca_set_calling_line();
	}
...

1.5.2. sca_set_called_line([line])

The function (to be used only in internal publishing mode) is setting for the current new call (initinal INVITE) the inbound line - the line the call was received on.

If no parameter is provided, the name of the line is taken from the SIP RURI of the INVITE. You can override that by providing the name of the line a parameter - be careful as the value must be a SIP URI ! Variables are accepted.

This function can be used from REQUEST_ROUTE.

Example1.6.sca_set_called_line() usage

...
	if (is_method("INVITE") and !has_totag()) {
		sca_set_called_line();
	}
...

Chapter2.Contributors

2.1.By Commit Statistics

Table2.1.Top contributors by DevScore(1), authored commits(2) and lines added/removed(3)

NameDevScoreCommitsLines ++Lines --
1. Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu)196140257
2. Ovidiu Sas (@ovidiusas)1265777
3. Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu)753242
4. Razvan Crainea (@razvancrainea)4299
5. Walter Doekes (@wdoekes)3122

(1) DevScore = author_commits + author_lines_added / (project_lines_added / project_commits) + author_lines_deleted / (project_lines_deleted / project_commits)

(2) including any documentation-related commits, excluding merge commits. Regarding imported patches/code, we do our best to count the work on behalf of the proper owner, as per the "fix_authors" and "mod_renames" arrays in opensips/doc/build-contrib.sh. If you identify any patches/commits which do not get properly attributed to you, please submit a pull request which extends "fix_authors" and/or "mod_renames".

(3) ignoring whitespace edits, renamed files and auto-generated files

2.2.By Commit Activity

Table2.2.Most recently active contributors(1) to this module

NameCommit Activity
1. Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu)Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
2. Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu)Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
3. Razvan Crainea (@razvancrainea)Oct 2011 - Aug 2015
4. Walter Doekes (@wdoekes)Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
5. Ovidiu Sas (@ovidiusas)Dec 2010 - Mar 2011

(1) including any documentation-related commits, excluding merge commits

Chapter3.Documentation

3.1.Contributors

Last edited by: Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu), Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu), Ovidiu Sas (@ovidiusas).

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