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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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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