[asterisk-users] any valid up-to-date info about Kamailio-Asterisk integration ?

Daniel-Constantin Mierla miconda at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 06:23:43 CST 2015

>From Kamailio point of view, the tutorial referred here
should be quite actual. As Matt said, we do have new features with more
recent releases 4.1.x and 4.2.x but the relevant parts in the relation
with Asterisk (authentication, registration, etc.) are more or less the

If Asterisk preserved pretty much its old realtime mechanism and
database structure, then should be straightforward to adjust in case of
small changes.

I hope to get a new tutorial that uses latest Kamailio and Asterisk 13
in the near future, targeting to use ARI instead of database for making
the integration of the two applications.


On 29/01/15 16:52, Matthew Jordan wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:43 AM, Kirill Marchuk <62mkv at mail.ru> wrote:
>> Hi all
>>  Have recently watched Matt Jordan's session on Kamailio World 2014
>> On slides 26-29 of his presentation
>> (http://www.kamailio.org/events/2014-KamailioWorld/day1/09-Matt.Jordan-Asterisk12-And-PJSIP.pdf)
>> he speaks about a (completely new, for me at least) approach to build
>> scalable telephony systems, using N instances of Kamailio and N instances of
>> Asterisk
>> Are there any whitepapers, howtos, "implementation experience reports",
>> whatever, available, that would describe such an approach in details and
>> help some not-so-advanced admins to at least understand "if is it what they
>> need, or not exactly, or not at all" ?
>> We are planning to look closer at Kamailio (or any other proxy, like
>> OpenSip) as a way to do both load-balancing and failover solutions, so that
>> refusal of any Asterisk instance should have minimal possible effect on the
>> overall system availability.
> The best documentation out there - that I'm personally aware of - is
> Daniel's guide on integrating Kamailio and Asterisk:
> http://kb.asipto.com/asterisk:realtime:kamailio-4.0.x-asterisk-11.3.0-astdb
> While there have been quite a few improvements made in Asterisk (and I
> imagine, Kamailio as well) since that was written, that guide would be
> a good starting point, regardless of the versions involved.
>> A lot of questions howevere arise, like: what if one SIP user got REGISTERed
>> at Server 1, and the other on Server 3, so how can they call one another ?
> There are many different ways of handling this.
> First, you have to ask yourself what you want Asterisk and Kamailio to
> do in your set up. Some sample questions:
> * Who acts as the registrar?
> * Who manages subscriptions?
> * Should each Asterisk server have a special purpose, or should they
> be treated as a generic pool of media servers?
> * Should Asterisk be involved in 'normal' calls (two-party, no media
> manipulation), or should it only be used when special services are
> needed?
> Your goal, in any scenario, should be to keep the Asterisk dialplan as
> simple as possible. That typically means not placing customer specific
> logic in the dialplan, but instead relying on func_odbc to pull
> customer specific information from a database.

>  In later versions (such
> as Asterisk 13), you can remove much of the logic from the dialplan
> and use ARI to build custom media applications.
> But no, not a lot of this is written down yet.
>> Also, outbound registrations can be done from one instance at a time, say
>> it's done from Server1 for Trunk1, so how can users, that got authenticated
>> at Server2, call thru that registration (Trunk1) ?
> If your Asterisk servers are sitting behind Kamailio, they should
> probably just be registering to their Kamailio instances. Again, if
> Kamailio is handling the registration, identification, and
> authentication, then you probably don't want Asterisk doing any of
> that. You would instead just have Asterisk "trust" that Kamailio is
> sending it the right calls, and have it handle them accordingly.
>> Also, Kamailio itself has to be protected from failing, and probably even
>> from overload...
> That's pretty standard stuff for Kamailio.
>> Would be great to read something in-depth about that

Daniel-Constantin Mierla
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