We are excited to announce the general availability of sip:providerCE mr3.8.2 and sip:providerPRO mr3.8.2.
What’s the sip:provider platform?
The Sipwise sip:provider platform is a highly versatile open source based VoIP soft-switch for ISPs and ITSPs to serve large numbers of SIP subscribers. It leverages existing building blocks like Kamailio, Sems and Asterisk to create a feature-rich and high-performance system by glueing them together in a best-practice approach and implementing missing pieces on top of it.
Sipwise engineers have been working with Asterisk and Kamailio (and its predecessors SER and OpenSER) since 2004, and have roles on the management board of Kamailio and are contributing to these projects both in terms of patches and also financially by sponsoring development tasks. The sip:provider platform is available as a Community Edition (SPCE), which is fully free and open source, and as a commercial PRO appliance shipped turn-key in a high availability setup.
The SPCE provides secure and feature-rich voice and video communication to end customers (voice, video, instant messaging, presence, buddy lists, file transfer, screen sharing, remote desktop control) and connect them to other SIP-, Mobile- or traditional PSTN-networks. It can therefore act as open Skype replacement system, traditional PSTN replacement, Over-The-Top (OTT) platform and also as a Session Border Controller in front of existing VoIP services in order to enable signaling encryption, IPv6 support, fraud- and Denial-of-Service prevention. Another use-case is to act as a Class4 SIP concentrator to bundle multiple SIP peerings for other VoIP services.
What’s new in mr3.8.2?
The most important changes for mr3.8.2 compared to mr3.7.x are:
- Direct upgrade from 2.8 LTS to mr3.8.2 LTS is now possible
- General component stability improvements and REST API enhancements
- The RTP bridging and transport protocol (DTLS-SRTP or SDES) for rtpengine can now be configured by user preference.
- Update Redis to latest stable version 2.8.17
- Update Prosody to latest stable version 0.9.8
- Move Sipwise Debian repository from 1024bit GPG key to 4096bit key
- Improve services security (listen appropriate interfaces only)
- CloudPBX improvements and fixes for PRO/CARRIER customers with PBX module
Is mr3.8 LTS (long time supported) release?
Yes, release mr3.8 is the current LTS release since mr3.8.2 build. Release mr3.8 LTS is going to be supported for 3 years.
Is it possible to upgrade directly from 2.8 LTS to mr3.8 LTS release?
Yes, the procedure also takes care of updating Debian from 6.0 to 7.0. Check the relevant section in the Handbook for detailed instructions.
How do I test-drive the new version?
- AMI ID for region us-east-1: ami-1deb1876
- AMI ID for region us-west-2: ami-17142e27
- AMI ID for region us-west-1: ami-6fcb3f2b
- AMI ID for region eu-central-1: ami-b60a32ab
- AMI ID for region eu-west-1: ami-7919620e
- AMI ID for region ap-southeast-1: ami-7cb9bc2e
- AMI ID for region ap-southeast-2: ami-bb225881
- AMI ID for region ap-northeast-1: ami-6ae13b6a
- AMI ID for region sa-east-1: ami-b70a89aa
Check the relevant section in the Handbook for detailed instructions.
How do I install the new version or upgrade from an older one?
For new users, please follow the Installation Instructions in the Handbook to set up the SPCE mr3.8.2 from scratch.
For the users of the previous version of the SPCE, please follow the upgrade procedure outlined in the Handbook. If you have customized your configurations using customtt.tt2 files, you must migrate your changes to the new configuration files after the upgrade, otherwise all your calls will most certainly fail.
How can I contribute to the project?
Over the last months we’ve started to publish our software components at github.com/sipwise. This is still an on-going effort, which is done on a component-per-component basis. Please check back regularly for new projects to appear there, and feel free to fork them and send us pull requests. For development related questions, please subscribe to our SPCE-Dev Mailing-List at lists.sipwise.com/listinfo/spce-dev.
We want to thank our PRO customers and the SPCE community for their feedback, bug reports and feature suggestions to make this release happen. We hope you enjoy using the mr3.8.2 build and keep your input coming. A big thank you also to all the developers of Kamailio, Sems and Prosody, who make it possible for us to provide an innovative and future-proof SIP/XMPP engine as the core of our platform! And last but not least a HUGE thank you to the Sipwise development team, who worked insanely hard to create this release. You are awesome!
Full Changelog of Bugfixes and Enhancements
MT#13249 Fixed acc time_hires precision issue
MT#13241 cdr-export.pl warning “Exiting subroutine via next at /usr/sbin/cdr-exporter line 65″
MT#13213 Voicemail does not work if advertised_ip is set
MT#13141 Prepare and release mr3.8.2
MT#13067 RTP timeout timer seems to start after the first INVITE instead after the 200Ok
MT#13009 Fix PBX and voicemail caller lookup if same username exists in different domains
MT#13007 CloudPBX sounds reload in System sound set is not handled correctly
MT#13001 add config QUOTES and use single quotes as default in CDR exporter
MT#12987 update kamailio to latest version on 4.1 series
MT#12953 [PRO] ios messages to offline Android not delivered
MT#12943 Voicemail language is not set when leaving a message
MT#12923 /usr/bin/ngcp-api-tools is not a executable
MT#12911 CFB hunting: busy announcement is played before the CFB
MT#12903 CloudPBX: Only play AA menu prompt if a destination is set for index
MT#12901 Read API creds from ~/.ngcp-api for ngcp-api-* tools” “open”
MT#12897 Improve selenium test stability for case “thisshouldnotexist”
MT#12873 CloudPBX: fix looping of queue call waiting music
MT#12865 DELL OMSA mirror is not available for CE users on Dell hardware
MT#12857 RTPengine does not start in 3.8.1
MT#12813 API REST: calllists return ERROR 500 if only customer_id is specified
MT#12761 CloudPBX: add COLP for inter-PBX calls
MT#12701 Show cf ncos levels in API
MT#12691 one-way audio after mobile push
MT#12673 Display ncos and rwr prefs in API description
MT#12667 improve block_out/block_in checks logging
MT#12615 Don’t filter call_id in CallLists API call
MT#12603 Email about subscriber creation sent to subscriber instead of the customer
MT#12591 /etc/ngcp-config/ssl/myserver.crt ‘Permission denied’ at /usr/share/perl5/NGCP/Panel/Model/CA.pm
MT#12555 ngcp-panel: impossible to specify port in URI
MT#12547 ngcp build failed to start tt2-daemon (Error: IO::Socket::INET: Address already in use)
MT#12537 GRUB failed to boot on Proxmox dev01 installed from latest GRML 2014.11 Install CD
MT#12521 Corrupted /etc/ngcp-rtpengine-daemon/interfaces.yml is generated for SPCE
MT#12519 RTPengine kernel module is not installed if kernel has been upgraded during upgrade
MT#12513 ngcpcfg commit failed in case if /etc/ngcp-rtpengine-daemon/interfaces.yml not yet created
MT#12507 Prepare 2.8-mr3.8 direct upgrade
MT#12499 Email templates aren’t created for the newly created reseller
MT#12479 support Grml 2014.11 as default deployment ISO
MT#12467 CloudPBX: Calling hunt group with *31* (VSC for CLIR) shows CLI of caller
MT#12465 add new option to force_outbound_calls_to_peer: force_interpbx
MT#12449 [PRO] Move opt script ngcp-sync-db-wrapper from wiki to Git
MT#12385 Split EDR export per reseller
MT#12307 CloudPBX: e164_to_ruri option doesn’t work for PBX users
MT#12267 sip:phone and prosody issues
MT#12245 CloudPBX: Set picked up party in response to BLF pickup request
MT#12227 support DTLS-SRTP in proxy configuration
MT#12213 CloudPBX: “Unknown caller in call from PBX” after blind transfer
MT#12195 dispatcher_id=50 not present in dispatcher table
MT#11871 CloudPBX: Modify codec precedence on Cisco ATA for get MOH feature working
MT#11791 more decimals for the cost columns
MT#11789 CloudPBX: Fix Panasonic BLF handling
MT#11779 Administrative flag can’t be deactivated
MT#11777 CSC Panel: Subscribers can see the Cloud PBX section in the Subscriber’s Preferences even if pbx is not installed
MT#11769 Documentation about Email Templates and Invoices
MT#11667 Additional information on call list log.
MT#11651 CloudPBX: issues with CFT for cloud PBX subscribers
MT#11549 Search and find subscriber by Alias number
MT#11509 fraud-lock query creates slow-query when cdr entry are high
MT#11501 Dialogic IMG 2020 configuration as SIP-SIP transcoding
MT#11493 Prepare and release mr3.8.1
MT#11147 Establish predefined line sets as special type of the device models – extension
MT#10699 ngcpcfg: use sqlite for manage cfg_schema
MT#10537 Implement calllists as simplified way to fetch call history for a subscriber” “open”
MT#8883 move from 1024bit GPG key to 4096bit key
MT#8705 Prosody doesn’t listen 5582 (ngcp-panel: Failed to create domain. A service could not be reached, “127.0.0.1”, port 5582)
MT#5879 Document resend and regenerate options in the inv. gen. script