2017 in Review

TL/DR; — Even older, even fatter, longer goatee. Last year, Yeni and I crossed some items off her bucket list; most importantly visiting Castle Neuschwanstein and making it to Europe. I was able to attend a Kamailio World which exceeded all of by greatest expectations (I’ve already blocked out 2018). ...

December 21, 2017 · 2 min · Fred Posner

Kamailio World 2017: Why I Love Kamailio

August 18, 2017 · 0 min · Fred Posner

Kamailio, TLS, and LetsEncrypt

If you don’t know me… my name is Fred, and I’m a Kamailian. Kamailians are users of Kamailio— an open source SIP server capable of building large scale Voice platforms. It’s a great product, and in a different post I discuss why I love Kamailio. Today, I want to talk about TLS, Kamailio, and Lets Encrypt. ...

April 15, 2016 · 3 min · Fred Posner

Alex Balashov Discusses High Performance Kamailio Tuning

I’ve discussed why I love Kamailio many times on this site — and the Kamailio community remains a strong reason for my love of the project. Alex Balashov, a VoIP Engineer and member of the Kamailio project, is a VoIP expert and his knowledge of Kamailio, SIP, and telecommunication is without question. He also happens to be the fastest typist I’ve ever seen (seriously, it’s almost distracting). ...

February 16, 2016 · 1 min · Fred Posner

Expanding Asterisk with Kamailio

I was honored to have been chosen as a speaker during Astricon 2015. Thanks to the miracle of modern, digital technology you can now see my presentation online from the comfort of your own chair. Relive the excitement… or watch it for the very first time. =) ...

December 22, 2015 · 1 min · Fred Posner

Join Me in Fort Lauderdale for Asterisk World

Asterisk World will be held in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 25th — 28th, 2016. I am very honored to be speaking at this event and would love to see you in Fort Lauderdale. ...

December 18, 2015 · 2 min · Fred Posner

Kamailio Gets New Logo

To paraphrase the song, Feeling Good: It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new logo For Kamailio And I’m feeling good I’m feeling good Just in time to ring in the new year, Kamailio has introduced their new logo. Keeping in the nature of an open source project, the logo selection was conducted in the open and was open to users, developers, management, and anyone who wished to participate in the selection. ...

December 16, 2015 · 1 min · Fred Posner

FCC Unwanted Call List? Not Yet

Recently, the FCC decided to publish their “informal consumer complaints about unwanted robocalls and telemarketing calls” to the interwebs. As someone critical of government transparency, I first want to give credit where due. Releasing this information is a great step forward. Good job! Now, if you’re using an open source VoIP system (such as Asterisk, FreePBX, FreeSWITCH, Kamailio, etc.) it would be very easy to automatically block these numbers from reaching your phone. ...

November 2, 2015 · 2 min · Fred Posner

Kamailio 4.2.3, Update from git

Kamailio 4.2.3 has been released. Kamailio SIP Server v4.2.3 stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v4.2.2 – configuration file and database compatibility is preserved. So, if you’re updating from git, the simple way to update is: cd /usr/local/src/kamailio-4.2/kamailio (or your kamailio directory) git pull origin make all make install /etc/init.d/kamailio restart Problems? I had one… When I ran the git pull origin command, I kept receiving the error fatal: read error: Connection reset by peer....

February 11, 2015 · 1 min · Fred Posner

Private Conversations should be Private

It’s a crazy concept… I feel that liberty allows us to communicate free from government interference. Whether this be business, personal, religious, or any other type of communication… our freedom of speech entitles us to freedom from monitoring our speech as well. With information from Edward Snowden (and now William Binney), we should be very concerned over the level of interference, eavesdropping, and surveillance conducted against all society. William Binney recently stated that the ultimate goal of the NSA was total population control. This should concern you an you’ve been warned about this before. ...

July 11, 2014 · 1 min · Fred Posner