[Freeswitch-users] Billsec in dialplan

Joel Serrano joel at gogii.net
Thu Apr 14 02:52:56 MSD 2016

Hi Michael,

The problem is that occasionally we see the following in FS log:

2016-04-13 02:33:11.143230 [ERR] mod_xml_cdr.c:385 Got error [0] posting to
web server [http://cdrs.example.com/queue]
2016-04-13 02:33:11.143230 [ERR] mod_xml_cdr.c:392 Retry will be with url [

When that happens, the CDR gets written to disc (so the CDR is not
processed on time, thus our user is not billed for that call yet).

We have a task that checks every 5 minutes for failed CDRs and we resubmit
them to the processing queue, but I need to find out why FS is failing.

I have checked the access logs on the receiving side, but all requests
return a 200 OK.

Now I have enabled logs in the loadbalancer between FS and the queues to
see if I get more vision from there...

A workaround was to make API requests directly from the dialplan with the
billsec info, but as all suggest going with CDRs, I am now focussed on
finding the root cause for that error.

Any help/suggestion is more than welcome.

Thank you.

Best regards,

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Michael Jerris <mike at jerris.com> wrote:

> I'm probably going to push towards cdr, but what are you trying to
> actually do with that info?
> On Apr 12, 2016, at 2:39 PM, Joel Serrano <joel at gogii.net> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> I want to call an API basically with the following info:
> sip_from_uri
> destination_number
> billsec
> I found away using "api_hangup_hook=lua script.lua" +
> "session_in_hangup_hook=true", but, I don't like it... I would prefer using
> curl from within the dialplan.
> Can you give me your suggestion? I have also asked in IRC and using the
> CDRs looks like the best way to go, so we will probably follow that, but I
> would still like to now if it is possible and how.
> Thanks!
> Joel.
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Michael Jerris <mike at jerris.com> wrote:
>> Billsec is set in reporting state, after you are out of dial plan.   What
>> are you trying to do based on that, I can suggest a few approaches
>> On Monday, April 11, 2016, Joel Serrano <joel at gogii.net> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Is it possible to access ${billsec} in the dialplan after the bridge
>>> application (having hangup_after_bridge=false)??
>>> I want to log the billsec but currently it is always empty.
>>> I have a workaround in a test server using api_hangup_hook to call a lua
>>> script with session_in_hangup_hook=true, and inside the lua script I can
>>> access the billsec variable and thus write it to the logs.
>>> Is there no way to do this within the XML dialplan?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Best regards,
>>> Joel.
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