SS7 – A-Link M3UA MTP2 . Now what?

Well if you have been following along you either have a M3ua link up and running or you really want one, peeking ahead to see what it’ll do.  Well my first application was something very simple.  I wanted to do my own CNAM lookups so I built a small TCAP query interface.  It  allowed me to pass a DN via IP and returned the Callers Name. Very useful when you have  a VOIP switch and want to provide real cnam.   Continue reading “SS7 – A-Link M3UA MTP2 . Now what?”

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SS7 – A working A link. From MTP2 to M3UA.

I won’t go into the basics of SS7 here but here is a quick tutorial to get you started if you need help.

http://pt.com/page/tutorials/ss7-tutorial

At this point I assume you have a A Link or two of them, some hardware including some type of interface card like a Sangoma A101. If you have the gear, I prefer to use commercial gear to get m3ua rather than a link to the PC when possible.

I normally use the CentOS distro because its easy to get, has all the components and is very stable.  Main things you’ll likely need in it are development tools and lksctp.

With the sangoma card you’ll want to download and install the mtp2 driver.  There is sample code included and instruction on getting the MTP2 layer up and running. Continue reading “SS7 – A working A link. From MTP2 to M3UA.”

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