[asterisk-users] XMPP issues in Asterisk 11.6.0 for distributed device states...

Kevin Larsen kevin.larsen at pioneerballoon.com
Tue Mar 18 11:01:06 CDT 2014

I have been working with distributed device states in Asterisk using XMPP 
attached to an OpenFire server. I have it working well across two servers 
and want to roll it out across every server in my company. All servers are 
Asterisk 11.6.0. I am running into a problem that seems like it should be 
a bit easier to solve than it is seeming to be. On the third server I am 
rolling into this solution, I get plenty of the following:

        res_xmpp.c:1398 xmpp_pubsub_handle_error: Error performing 
operation on PubSub node device_state, 403.

So, basically, servers 1 and 2 continue to hum along nicely updating their 
device state, but server 3 gets a 403 forbidden message when it tries to 
deal with device state. I believe this has to do with the permissions set 
up on the device state node. I have a small example that demonstrates the 
creation of a new node.

In the Asterisk CLI, I ran 'xmpp create collection asterisk test' on 
server 3, which was successful and can be seen on servers 1 and 2 with 
'xmpp list nodes asterisk'

The debug output from server 3 for this is as follows:

<--- XMPP sent to 'asterisk' --->
<iq to='pubsub.xmpp' from='server3 at xmpp/astvoip3' type='set' id='aaacy'>
  <pubsub xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub'>
    <create node='test'/>
      <x xmlns='jabber:x:data' type='submit'>
        <field var='FORM_TYPE' type='hidden'>
        <field var='pubsub#node_type'>
        <field var='FORM_TYPE' type='hidden'>
        <field var='pubsub#deliver_payloads'>
        <field var='pubsub#persist_items'>
        <field var='pubsub#access_model'>

<--- XMPP sent to 'asterisk' --->
<iq to='pubsub.xmpp' from='server3 at xmpp/astvoip3' type='set' id='aaacz'>
  <pubsub xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub#owner'>
    <affiliations node='test'>
      <affiliation jid='server1 at xmpp' affiliation='owner'/>
      <affiliation jid='server2 at xmpp' affiliation='owner'/>
      <affiliation jid='server1 at xmpp/astvoip1' affiliation='owner'/>
      <affiliation jid='server2 at xmpp/astvoip2' affiliation='owner'/>

As we can see, the first message creates the test node and sets the access 
model to whitelist, so only jids in the whitelist are allowed to modify 
it. The second message then sets the appropriate server 1 and server 2 
jids to be owners, thus meeting the requirements of the whitelist.

Since these nodes are persistent, it would appear that server 3 cannot 
properly access device_state because it was never whitelisted when the 
node was created originally. I am fairly certain that I can solve this by 
deleting all my nodes and letting them be recreated, but that seems 
extreme as I put more servers into the system. Any thoughts on a better 
way to handle xmpp and making sure new servers can access the proper 

Kevin Larsen - Systems Analyst - Pioneer Balloon Company
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