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Mastering FreeSWITCH

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Product type Book
Published in Jul 2016
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781784398880
Pages 300 pages
Edition 1st Edition
Authors (8):
Russell Treleaven Russell Treleaven
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Seven Du Seven Du
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Darren Schreiber Darren Schreiber
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Ken Rice Ken Rice
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Mike Jerris Mike Jerris
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Kalyani Kulkarni Kalyani Kulkarni
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Florent Krieg Florent Krieg
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Charles Bujold Charles Bujold
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Table of Contents (21) Chapters close

Mastering FreeSWITCH
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
1. Typical Voice Uses for FreeSWITCH 2. Deploying FreeSWITCH 3. ITSP and Voice Codecs Optimization 4. VoIP Security 5. Audio File and Streaming Formats, Music on Hold, Recording Calls 6. PSTN and TDM 7. WebRTC and Mod_Verto 8. Audio and Video Conferencing 9. Faxing and T38 10. Advanced IVR with Lua 11. Write Your FreeSWITCH Module in C 12. Tracing and Debugging VoIP 13. Homer, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Your Communication Platform Index

Chapter 12. Tracing and Debugging VoIP

Troubleshooting is a big part of working with FreeSWITCH and VoIP. There are so many moving parts, and so many of them are outside your control, that you will soon become fluent in debugging failed calls.

Usually you have a patchwork LAN where your users hook different phone models, then your FreeSWITCH server, then one or more ITSPs and/or DID providers. Interspersed, you have firewalls, routers, ADSLs, T1/E1s... And you often have direct control only of your FreeSWITCH server! Ouch!

This chapter will give you first the big picture, how it works and why it breaks, and then will introduce you to the latest and best tools for troubleshooting VoIP.

We're very lucky that FreeSWITCH is so reliable, predictable and well-documented. But the ecosystem of VoIP extends far into uncharted territory.

For a comprehensive view of the problem, I would recommend VoIP Deployment for Dummies, Wiley— it's not for dummies at all, and (even though it was published in 2009...

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