[asterisk-ss7] Libss7 Status Update
creslin at digium.com
Tue Aug 12 12:37:05 CDT 2008
It's that time again, time for a news/status update for what's going on
First of all, to let everyone know, we had a 1.0.0 release of libss7 a
few weeks ago (and recently a 1.0.1 as well), so that's a good thing. I
also would like to thank all of you that have had issues that have come
to me with them. Because of one person on this list in particular, I
think we have eliminating all the remaining critical bugs in libss7 that
were causing crash related problems (under particular circumstances).
For all of you that did not see my post about it earlier, I would love
to see as many of you as can show up at Astricon this year (end of
September). Like I mentioned, I'm going to be giving a talk about
Asterisk and SS7. I'm planning on discussing basic configuration setup,
common configuration problems that people run into and debugging
techniques which can be used, as well as advanced topics such as the
current "state of the art" with where libss7 is and some potential
directions for future development with Asterisk and SS7.
Also, I would like to (if there is enough interest) try to get together
with some of you sometime that week to talk about the status of Asterisk
and SS7 and what kinds of things that we can improve upon and work on in
There are some very good and very interesting things that have been
happening. If any of you know Joseph on this list, he works for a
mobile phone company in Kentucky. He is using Asterisk with libss7 to
provide voicemail services to his mobile subscribers.
He has quite a good setup for helping me find issues, and is also a good
indicator for how well libss7 is doing stability and scalability wise.
Well the news is that running a current version of libss7/Asterisk-1.6.0
branch he has been running a load over 100,000 calls per day for close
to a month, with no link related stability problems and no Asterisk issues.
I have heard much positive feedback from many of you about the more
recent versions of libss7/Asterisk-1.6.0. If there are any of you out
there with a setup that you would like to share about (especially if you
think your setup is unusual in any way, whether it be high number of
T1/E1s or high volume of call traffic) I personally would be very
interested in hearing about them, publicly or privately if you do not
feel you can disclose it to the list.
New Features and Changes:
- Aside from the few outstanding bugs that were fixed, there is not much
to talk about. We are getting quite a robust set of supported messages
and parameters, which is making this section less prone to change. :-)
As always, any of you have any questions or concern, please let me know.
You can get in contact with me with my contact information below.
MSN creslin287 at hotmail.com
IRC Cresl1n on irc.freenode.net (though I'm on less often than I used to be)
Jabber: creslin at digium.com
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