Cullen's Secret Proxy Server

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Note: This list of features was originally provided by Cullen in this message on the resip-devel list.

I thought I would just start an email thread on thins that would be nice in an open source proxy.

The key thing is the out of box experience, you can go from nothing to having a running proxy that allows phone A to call phone B in 15 minutes.

The key property of it is that it provides what is needed for secure phone calls with devices behind a NAT.

It is a single executable, you download it, run it and it is running. It includes an embedded web server that you can use to configure it. It includes an embedded data base that it uses to store configuration data and subscriber info. The DB has a well known scheme that other apps can write to.

It has some of the flowing properties:

  • Identity
  • TLS
  • Can be a Cert Store
  • GRUU
  • Outbound Connection
  • ENUM
  • Can do simple routing based on number
  • output to syslog

Has a few types of forwarding

  • per user forward all calls unconditionally
  • per user call forward no answer
  • per user call forward when no devices are registered

Can be configured in a master/slave mode where the slave gets all it's configuration from master and slave and master synchronize the registration table.