[Freeswitch-users] why is the user directory in core and not a module

Michel Brabants michel.brabants at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 17:15:44 MSK 2014

As far I know, you can implement your own userdirectory as there is the
possibility to provide a user-dir in a database (maybe through the
web-request however).


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Vik Killa <vipkilla at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning,
> I am considering creating my own database driven user directory for user
> authentication to replace the current setup of using XML.
> My question is, why is this aspect of freeswitch built-in to the core,
> rather than a module? Also, since it is built-in core, other modules (IE
> mod_voicemail) rely upon it. Because of this, it seems nearly impossible to
> get away from using freeswitch's XML user directory.
> Wouldn't it be better to have abstract code in core that obtains the user
> directory information from a module (mod_user_directory could be the first
> module that uses XML like current standard)? This way you can use a
> different module for user auth. and other modules (like mod_voicemail) can
> still rely on core for user information?
> Thanks
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