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FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media.  It was created in 2006 to fill the void left by proprietary commercial solutions. FreeSWITCH also provides a stable telephony platform on which many telephony applications can be developed using a wide range of free tools. More

FreeSWITCH Weekly News and Notes

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:44
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Welcome to the last Monday of September 2012!
 

We've had quite the interesting week. Perhaps the most interesting item the team dealt with was a vulnerability in the Sofia SIP stack that would cause a segmentation fault while processing a specially crafted SIP message. Just to show you how nimble the FreeSWITCH developers are, from the time the vulnerability was reported it took less than a day to fix, test, and roll a new version of FreeSWITCH. We encourage everyone on 1.2 to get updated to version 1.2.3 as soon as possible. (The fix is also in the 1.3 development branch as of last Wednesday, September 19.) We tip our hats to Anthony and the rest of the dev team for their hard work on our behalf.
 

Last week's conference call was also very informative. We received an introduction to the repro SIP proxy software. We look forward to this coming Wednesday where Scott Godin and Daniel Pocock will continue the discussion and will get deeper into how to set up the proxy and use it with FreeSWITCH. If you haven't already tried to install repro please do so. Daniel has a nice tutorial over at OpenTelecoms.org - be sure to check it out and bring your questions on Wednesday.
 

Finally, we'd like to draw your attention to this blog post by long time FreeSWITCH and open source telephony supporter Kristian Kielhofner. Kristian reports that his company, Star2Star Communications, is sponsoring the FreeSWITCH stable branch by giving direct financial support to the project. This allows for a full-time team member to work on things like the stable branch and packaging as well as community interaction and documentation. We appreciate those who support FreeSWITCH and open source telephony!
 

Have a good week and we'll see you again in October.
 
-Michael