[Freeswitch-users] Authenticating end points by IP

Mathieu Rene mrene_lists at avgs.ca
Sun Dec 20 12:26:08 PST 2009

Check out: http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/ACL#Users

It'll automatically add users with a cidr= attribute to the ACL list.  
This way you can set channel variables in the users and use them  
through your dialplan, all authenticated by ip address.


Mathieu Rene
Avant-Garde Solutions Inc
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mrene at avgs.ca

On 20-Dec-09, at 3:19 PM, Ahmed Naji wrote:

> People,
> Please do excuse me if this is a FAQ.
> I've so far not worked out a way to implement IP authentication  
> effectively. I have a number of gateways/end points/...etc. hitting  
> the switch without registration and originating calls to a number of  
> upstreams I have configured.
> So far, everything is smooth and FREESwitch is legendary in every  
> way. Over 10,000 simultaneous sessions at 120cps, on a dual-Xeon  
> machine running CentOS and CPU usage is barely a blip.
> My problem is authentication. I need a method to authenticate end  
> points based only on their IP addresses. I am currently filtering  
> access through the firewalls, but I would really like to delegate  
> this task to FS in prep for an SBC setup I'm working on. If I remove  
> the firewall filters, then anyone is able to get in.
> I could't workout precisely how ACLs work in FS from the WiKi and  
> the documentation, and I haven't been able to make sense of how  
> Digest functions either.
> Can anyone shed some light on those two areas ? I would like to  
> really get to the bottom of this and update the WiKi pages with the  
> working setup once done.
> Regards,
> Ahmed.
> -- 
> Ahmed A. Ibrahim-Naji Al-Alousi
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