My softswitch is Nextone. I want to configure it to place calls using the SIP accounts configured on my Asterisk, but authenticating only with:
- IP Address
Because my Nextone SS is unable to authenticate with a username and password.
Is this possible?
Thanks once again.
Ok I have worked with Nextone before, personally myself i don’t call it a SoftSwitch as the majority of Carriers who use Nextone use it for Session Border Controllers or just for Managing sessions, for instance;
I have about 5 Asterisk Boxes located in different parts of the world, these Asterisk Boxes are connected at any point in time to 3-5 Tier1 carriers, the majority of the these carriers all use Nextone as their session controllers (Which Sux as i hate Nextone), they normally have their own equipment that resides behind the Nextone for Billing, Authentication and generally pass through to the PSTN network (I am putting this in very basic terms i guess).
If you have Asterisk, what i don’t understand is why you would still want to have Nextone there? You are really just adding another point of failure and hop in the Session, if anything it is the sole reason why we did away with our CISCO and Nortel boxes and went straight to Asterisk.
My best advice is for you to get a Nextone engineer (I am not one) and have them remotly configure the Nextone to talk to the Asterisk box as a Peer, this way it just passes through to you all the information you need in order to do what you want to do, and it also works vice-versa as well.
I would help you on that front, but i don’t like Nextone and generally avoid them like a hooker on friday nights.