[Freeswitch-users] Distributed conference
mirkobrankovic at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 16:23:34 MSD 2016
Sounds very easy when you put it that way :D
For video conferencing where video mixing is involved I think this is not
possible, SFU is needed for that.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Emrah <lists at kavun.ch> wrote:
> For audio only, it's rather easy to get it done. It's more complicated to
> fine tune it and have it optimized.
> I have a distributed set up that will endeavor to conference people in a
> geographically optimized manner and involve additional nodes per location
> I have my own database to handle user lists. Looks like FS, even with
> Postgres in the core, doesn't store conference data in a database. Very
> surprisingly so.
> I have a context that strictly handles server to server conference
> connections. They come with different flags.
> As far as your setup is concerned, I suggest you consider the following.
> 1. Have one box (or HA looking like one box) that only does signaling.
> 2. Have multiple conference boxes configured identically.
> 3. Put a max participants count on each box depending on their hardware.
> 4. Box 1 brings in box 2 when max participant count is reached.
> 5. Box 2 brings in box 3 when max participant count is reached, etc.
> 6. Signaling box calls in succession box 1, box 2 and box 3. Make sure to
> bypass media.
> 7. You're done and get a pay raise for your awesome job.
> Hint: you can use specific flags to disconnect the boxes that called one
> another, i.e. have all "real" participants come in with an "endconf" flag
> and when the last one leaves, connection to the additional box will be
> dropped. Careful on how that plays if box 1 is full, box 2 is full, box 3
> is half full, and suddenly box 1 is empty.
> Good luck! Post your results here please.
> > On Oct 21, 2016, at 12:19 PM, Alexandru Covalschi <568691 at gmail.com>
> > Hello list,
> > Wanted to ask for hints. Let's imagine we have a very big conference, so
> it doesn't fit in one Freeswitch box. I need to somehow populate users on
> other box and merge the conferences. For now the only way I see is
> conference call out, but that's really complicated as soon as we need to
> synchronize a lot of stuff (conference master commands, members list and so
> on) using event socket and a completely new API layer. Is there any other
> way to get a bigger distributed conference? Maybe there is already an
> existing solution?
> > Regards, Alex
> > --
> > Alexandru Covalschi
> > VoIP engineer and system administrator
> > tel: +37367398493
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