Sonus SBC 1k/2k generates bad multi-SAN certs

Sonus is investigating a problem where the SBC 1k/2k & SWe Lite generate bad multi-SAN CSRs. The issue results in the additional SANs being added to the certificate as a single SAN, comma-separated: Clearly this is a parsing error in the CSR-generating code, but unfortunately a fix isn’t immediately apparent. Separating the SANs with a …

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Default Sonus SBC cause codes “protect” against re-routing

I’ve long been a fan of the “Easy Config Wizard” in Sonus’ SBC 1k, 2k and now SWe Lite devices. With very few exceptions, all of my SBCs are deployed from scratch using it. If you’re not familiar with it, it presents you with a few basic questions and when you click Finish it sets …

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Convert-SonusSbcConfigToWord.ps1 – Revision History

I’ve been bashing at this script for almost 4 years now and the main post’s getting a bit long with the revision history. I’ve taken a leaf from a peer’s book and decided to spin the entire history out into its own post. Whether the ancient history is of use to anyone remains to be …

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Installing the Sonus "SWe Lite"

Sonus announced the SWe Lite at Ignite in the US late last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Well, IT’S HERE! The SWe Lite is the “Software Edition” of Sonus’ well-established Enterprise-grade Session Border Controllers, the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000. I’m particularly impressed with the look and feel. At a quick glance …

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Your fax is probably failing because it’s too LOUD

Getting faxes to work over IP usually takes a disproportionate amount of time and effort in any UC / VoIP deployment. Actually, that applies to any legacy analog data: modems, dial-up EFTPOS, franking machines – they’re all doing the same thing, taking streams of 0s and 1s and turning them into a convoluted sing-song for …

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Sonus Updates Tenor Config Manager

As outlined in my previous post, the old “Quintum” Config Manager app has just scored an update to match some of the new/changed values in the firmware. It’s significant if you’ve been around the traps for a while because Sonus has used this as an opportunity to finally replace the old NET and Quintum branding. …

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