[Freeswitch-users] BLF not working

Mike Hammond mhammond at gcicom.net
Thu Oct 20 15:56:59 MSD 2011

Hi Randy, 

funnily enough I've just upgraded the phone this morning to 7.4.9.a
after digging around on Cisco's website last night and I have now got
some functionality on the 504... yay !

I'm now working through some tests to see what works and what doesn't
with Fusionpbx/FS.

I've started by removing all of the default * feature codes from the
handset itself and set just **# against the pickup code in the attendant
screen and I can now intercept a ringing call by hitting the flashing
blf key which is cool.

I get grn solid for idle.

Red solid when busy on a call.

Red flashing when ringing.
DND doesn't seem to affect the BLF though which is a shame as that would
be nice.

I assume that's as good as it gets as unplugging one of the monitored
extensions and waiting for the thing to drop it's registration doesn't
seem to make any difference ? although I assume there will be some sort
of subscription timer involved that FS hasn't reached yet ? given you've
obviously been through the mill with cisco's before, do you have any
recommendations for timer settings on the handsets for things like NAT
keep alives and subscriptions etc ?

Thanks, Mike 

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Andrade [mailto:randy.andrade at gmail.com] 
Sent: 19 October 2011 23:42
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] BLF not working

I'm curious what version of firmware you're running on your 504's. I
work with them professionally and have found that certain functions
work better / don't work depending on your version of firmware.
Personally I've found 7.4.8a to be the best stability / feature
balance. 7.4.9a was just released and though it fixes a few bugs,
especiallly related to BLF's, against our servers a lot of more basic
functionality, such as blind transfers and others which were related
to the 500S sidecar, but we weren't testing against FreeSwitch, and we
were testing SPA509G's. Perhaps you'll have better luck with it? Or
better luck not using it, if you are? Point I'm trying to make is,
Cisco has been known to break some functionality in virtually every
recent release of the firmware, so try a couple different revisions,
because your code looks correct. I use it on my Linksys SPA942's and
Cisco SPA508's, which both have working BLF's against my FreeSwitch
box, at home. The SPA508's are running FW v7.4.8a with the BLF's
working fine.


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On Oct 19, 2011, at 5:46 PM, Mike Hammond <mhammond at gcicom.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm new to FS and I'm having a problem getting BLF working, initially
I'm trying with a Cisco SPA504G.
> I've configured a test switch directly on a public IP using the latest
download (about a week ago) with a fusionpbx front end gui, running on
an ubuntu 10.04 LTS server.
> I've set it up for multi tenant and have had some domain names pointed
at my public IP, I can register and use handsets and gateways without an
issue on the different tenants offsite from behind nat'd routers.
> Next I wanted to try BLF, so I've configured a spare key on the Cisco
handset (extn 204) with fnc=blf+sd+cp;sub=202@$PROXY;ext=202@$PROXY to
monitor extension 202 which is within the same tenant domain. But the
key is glowing orange so obviously not happy
> If set sofia to debug presence and turn on the sip trace I see the
following messaging
> http://pastebin.freeswitch.org/17557
> Can anyone help me with this one as I'm struggling to know what to do
next other than strip it all back out and start again with clean a
single domain setup.
> Many thanks,
> Mike Hammond
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