[asterisk-ss7] Howto Install SS7 with Asterisk 1.4

Nitesh Divecha nitesh at vipernetworks.com
Sat Mar 22 09:07:07 CDT 2008


Thanks man for the info...

Yea, I am going to setup a separate box but is it possible to use SIP? I 
am planning to route the calls directly to the SS7 Asterisk box from my 
softswitch. The softswitch we are using only supports H.323 and SIP - 
"Nextone Softswitch".

Orite let me start setting up...


Joseph wrote:
> On 03/21/08, Nitesh Divecha wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Can anyone share their procedure on how to install Asterisk 1.4 with 
>> SS7. I have Digium TE405P - Quad T1/E1 PCI card and would like to give 
>> it a try...
> There are 2 ss7 stacks that are discussed here.
> If you want to use the one included with asterisk called libss7, you will need to go
> with 1.6 or head/trunk. I don't know that it works with 1.4.
> I would recommend you setup a separate box just to do ss7, than forward
> your calls over IAX to your current asterisk boxes. This gives you
> plenty of flexibility and options if you have an outage.
> You need to check libss7 in addition to asterisk.
> Once you check out libss7, you can get what you need from the readme to
> get started.
> Here is the ss7 readme:
> http://svn.digium.com/svn/libss7/trunk/README
> And here is the sample zapata file that includes the ss7 stuff:
> http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/trunk/configs/zapata.conf.sample
> Here are the associated urls:
> ss7 branch
>   http://svn.digium.com/svn/libss7/trunk
> Pri just in case you need it. At one time, you had to have this to get
> the compile to work.
>   http://svn.digium.com/svn/libpri/trunk
> Asterisk either head or 1.6
>   http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/branches/1.6.0
>   http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/trunk
> And zaptel
>   http://svn.digium.com/svn/zaptel/branches/1.4
> Asterisk 1.6 may be more stable than head.
> I recommend using the Pci Express Digium cards if possible.
> However the older style should work.
> And avoid doing 56k on the ss7 if possible. This means you need to use
> B8ZS rather than AMI.
> A links or F links should work.
> Put the ss7 links together or you will have problems with the cics
> working right with a ss7 channel mixed in. 
> As far as I know, the only way to get redundancy today is with multiple
> Point Codes and separate boxes.
> The other stack is chan_ss7 which someone who has used it can help you
> with.
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