Sonus Tenor Firmware P108-09-32 – January 2016

The old Tenor doesn’t see a lot of attention these days, but they’re still out there providing reliable analog and BRI port interfaces across the planet. We’ve recently seen an update to the Tenor firmware to P108-09-32, up from this time 2 years ago when we saw P108-09-26. The ReleaseNotes readme is no longer in …

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Sonus SBC 1k/2k stuck as T1 after changing DS1 type

I was bitten by this one recently and thought I’d share it. tl;dr After importing a known working “E1” config file into an SBC 1k/2k I found the ISDN will remain running in T1 mode – even though all of the running config says it’s E1. The fix is to reboot the box. Not even …

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Sonus Partial Import Work-Around

New to the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 is the ability to perform a Partial Import of another gateway’s configuration. As it says on-screen “Existing Logical Interfaces, Ethernet Ports, VLANs, MST Instances, ACLs, Static Routes, ASM Networking, Link Monitor, NAT, IPsec Tunnels, Node-Level Settings and Certificate configurations won’t be modified. All other configurations will …

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Using Sonus SBC1k/2k AD Lookup to Block Outbound CallerID

The AD lookup feature in the Sonus SBC is an incredibly powerful and often under-utilised feature. I’ve written of it before, and my peer Luca Vitali has posted another example of its usefulness this week. That led to a Twitter conversation and what might yet turn into a bit of a competition to see who …

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Telstra SIP Connect IP Addresses

If you’re deploying a gateway and interfacing to Telstra’s Australian “SIP Connect” SIP trunk service you’ll need to know a few values. Most of the below you’ll get from the relevant Telstra and/or gateway integration guides. Each state and territory has its own SBC and Telstra STRONGLY prefers you reference these by their host name …

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Enabling logging on the Sonus Tenor gateway

If you’re ever trying to debug a Sonus / NET / Quintum Tenor gateway, you’ll not get far by relying on Config Manager’s “Call Log” view.  When you’re ready to get serious, Telnet to the gateway and issue these commands: ev l3 sproto Enables Level 3 logging of all the SIP messaging ev l3 ch …

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Set-UxLoggingLevel.ps1

Following on from my recent script set-uxfxscountry-ps1, here’s another quick script that uses Vik Jaswal’s great PowerShell module for the Sonus SBC1000 & 2000 gateways. This one queries and displays on-screen the current logging level set in the gateway and lets you change the level of ALL of the components to a new value. I …

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