Friday, January 16, 2009

Creating a Session Border Controller with Vyatta

Earlier this month, Michael Picher created a nice document describing how to create a SIP Session Border Controller (SBC) using Vyatta. You can find his write-up here: Install OpenSBC on Vyatta Firewall


Blogger willgathernomoss said...

Hey Dave,

5.02 did some different things with the installed packages and now this isn't building like it should. Could you ask one of your gurus to check it out for us? OpenSBC is awesome, and putting it together with Vyatta and Xen Server would be phenominal (the answer to my prayers, actually).


Sun May 03, 03:56:00 AM 2009  
Blogger Dave Roberts said...

Sean, unfortunately, no, there really isn't a way for us to check this out at the present time. Feel free to dig into it yourself, however, and post whatever you find for others to follow. I'm sure we'll get to it at some point, but right now all our resources are going into other projects.

Mon May 04, 09:30:00 AM 2009  
Blogger willgathernomoss said...

I hear that. Will do some work on this and post to the Vyatta forums. Shouldn't be too much work - it's all OSS :).

On a side note, I've been using OpenSBC for about a week now in my small call center, and if you are reading this blog and wondering if OpenSBC is right for you, the answer is YES. This is a superb application, and combined with Vyatta is it exactly the solution that you need if you deal with VOIP and NAT at all (and you probably do). These two projects work wonderfully, and together they are the silver bullet to a very difficult problem to address.

Dave, I think that from a strategic perspective, it would behoove Vyatta to look closely at either OpenSBC or something very similar. This is a market that has nowhere to go but up, given the number of IPPBX's deployed in the wild. Should Vyatta be able to offer a solution on par with it's current products, either as an add on or native function, Vyatta would really have no competition at all. Cisco offers nothing that I know of that will act as an SBC, firewall and router that is PBX agnostic in the same instance. My two cents.

Thanks again Dave.

Wed May 06, 03:56:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Duane said...


What are the repositories you have set up in Vyatta when you installed all the required packages for OpenSBC?

Tue Jun 16, 03:28:00 PM 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How About Cisco SBC?

Tue Jun 30, 11:33:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Mick said...

Cisco definitely has an SBC, its a feature on its IOS routers. You need to enable it by license key.

It's official name is the Cisco Unified Border Element aka the CUBE.

I think we have it running on a 3800 and ASR1000 router.

In fact every Cisco Call Manager deployment requires a CUBE for interoperability with the service provider.

Hope this helps.

Wed Jun 23, 11:28:00 AM 2010  

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