Update-RibbonADCache.ps1

If you click the Sonus category here you’ll quickly notice that I’ve written about the Sonus/Ribbon REST interface on and off for years now, as it’s such a handy way of peeking and poking into the SBC without interacting with the browser. And so it came to pass last week that when presented with a …

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Recover Ribbon SBC AD Password

The Sonus/Ribbon Enterprise family of SBCs has a great feature where it can use your Active Directory as both a means to authenticate logins, and also to dynamically make changes to your call routing. It does this by using a service account to authenticate to AD and query the relevant attributes or group membership, depending …

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Auto-shutdown an unused SBA

I’m encountering a growing number of customers upgrading and centralising their Skype for Business infrastructure, and as part of that they’re decommissioning their Survivable Branch Appliances. At some stage I’ll be asked how they can turn off the SBA, which in the case of the Sonus/Ribbon SBAs is running on a daughter-board inside the appliance …

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The Mk-III Safety Net for SfB Gateway AD-Lookups

It’s been a long while between visits to the subject of Sonus (now Ribbon) AD-based routing in the SBC1k, 2k & SWe Lite, but my colleague Tristan recently pointed out a new feature that I wasn’t previously aware of. In my 2012 Mk-II Safety Net I showed how you could do a second AD lookup …

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Adding Direct Trunk Select to Skype for Business

At about the same time any given Skype for Business deployment gains its second PSTN gateway / Session Border Controller, the old diagnostician in me wants a means to be able to directly send calls to each one individually. By being able to directly focus my outgoing calls on just one SBC I can confirm …

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Tricking Windows 10 into talking to an old SBC

  Deliberately circumventing browser security is NOT a good idea. OK, with that mandatory common-sense warning out of the way, those of you who know why we’re doing this are welcome to continue reading. Today was the *second* occasion in the last fortnight where I’ve needed to talk to a customer’s SBC that was still …

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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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