[asterisk-ss7] Any development?

Matthew Fredrickson creslin at digium.com
Thu Aug 17 17:43:28 MST 2006

On Aug 16, 2006, at 6:17 PM, Storer, Darren wrote:
> We don't have a live SS7 link in the office but I do have an Inet 
> Spectra SS7 simulator/emulator with ISUP. It has been used to debug 
> other SS7 stacks on commercial SoftSwitch/NIVR platforms with great 
> success. It can generate calls and inject maintenance 
> messages/deliberate errors etc. The Spectra supports up to four SS7 
> signalling links and multiple point codes. With a bit of fiddling the 
> Spectra can be used remotely but you have to use a DOS based client; I 
> don't have the Unix version of the remote client application.
> For independent verification of the signalling conversations "on the 
> wire" we also have a GN Nettest MPA (Multi Protocol Analyser) with 
> ISUP. This device will also spot transmission errors when performing 
> long duration tests. (There's nothing like an idle SS7 link,  
> generating lots of FISUs to really find out if a link is stable)
> The bad news is the I only have an old single E1 card in our test 
> system and the brief loan of a more modern dual E1 card (both Digium). 
> Can these cards be used to run chan_ss7 or do I have to obtain a TE4XX 
> card? Our model system uses SuSE 9.2, does that present any problems?

No, it should work with any of those cards.  SuSE also should work just 

I actually got it up and running on a switch today that Luciano Ramos 
from the list let me try.  I found a small bug that I had introduced in 
the IAM parsing code when I was adding ANSI support, but I fixed it 
tonight and calls should work just fine now.

Matthew Fredrickson

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