Binary packages are available for Debian on i386 and amd64 architectures. To install add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb unstable main
deb-src unstable main

Install AG Projects debian repository signing key:

sudo apt-key add agp-debian-gpg.key

To install the software:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install callcontrol

For non Debian installations you must perform the following steps:
For non Debian installations, you must install the following dependencies:

  • python-application (>= 1.2.8)
  • python-twisted-core
  • python-sqlobject

You may run the software from its own directory or install it in a directory
anywhere in the system.

The software can be downloaded as a tar archive from:

Extract it using tar xzvf callcontrol-version.tar.gz and change directory to
the newly created callcontrol directory.

The source code is managed using darcs version control tool. The darcs
repository can be fetched with:

darcs get

To obtain the incremental changes after the initial get:

cd callcontrol
darcs pull -a

Install the software:

cd callcontrol
sudo python install

Configure the software

You need to setup the following components:

  • OpenSIPS callcontrol module, version >=1.5
  • Call Control application (this software)
  • CDRTool rating engine, version >=6.7.0

OpenSIPS configuration

loadmodule "" 
loadmodule "" 
loadmodule "" 
loadmodule "" 
loadmodule "" 
loadmodule "" 

modparam("call_control", "disable", 0)

route {
    if ((method=="INVITE" && !has_totag())) {
        # you need to call this function at the first INVITE
        switch ($retcode) {
        case 2:
            # Call with no limit
        case 1:
            # Call with a limit under callcontrol management (either prepaid or postpaid)
        case -1:
            # Not enough credit (prepaid call)
            xlog("L_INFO", "Call control: not enough credit for prepaid call\n");
            sl_send_reply("402", "Not enough credit");
        case -2:
            # Locked by call in progress (prepaid call)
            xlog("L_INFO", "Call control: prepaid call locked by another call in progress\n");
            sl_send_reply("403", "Call locked by another call in progress");
        case -3:
            # Duplicated callid
            xlog("L_INFO", "Call control: Duplicated call id\n");
            sl_send_reply("400", "Duplicated callid");
        case -4:
            # Call limit reached
            xlog("L_INFO", "Call control: Call limit reached\n");
            sl_send_reply("503", "Too many concurrent calls");
            # Internal error (message parsing, communication, ...)
            xlog("L_INFO", "Call control: internal server error\n");
            sl_send_reply("500", "Internal server error");

Call Control configuration

For all configuration options and their description see source:"config.ini.sample"

The application is searching for its configuration file config.ini in its current directory and in /etc/callcontrol/config.ini

Copy config.ini.sample to /etc/callcontrol/config.ini and edit the file to suit your environment:

; how to detect sessions that have media timeout without BYE

; connection to cdrtool rating engine for MaxSessionTime() and DebitBalance()
address = cdrtool.hostname

; connection to OpenSIPS call_control module
; socket_path = /var/run/opensips/socket
max_connections = 10

CDRTool rating engine configuration

$RatingEngine=array( "socketIP"    => "0",
                     "socketPort"  => "9024",
                     "cdr_source"  => "opensips_radius" 

See the documentation of CDRTool project for how to setup the rating tables.

Start the server

/etc/init.d/callcontrol start

The server logs its messages to syslog.

Monitoring active sessions

/etc/init.d/callcontrol sessions

Overview of the ongoing sessions, generation of prepaid cards and prepaid accounts can be managed from CDRTool rating tables web interface.

Display details about an active session

/etc/init.d/callcontrol session id

Terminating a session

/etc/init.d/callcontrol terminate id