[Serusers] Call Forward Billing
Greger V. Teigre
greger at teigre.com
Tue Jul 11 08:18:59 CEST 2006
Just to expand on "special-casing": Getting user actions into $ can be
very tricky and is very dependent on your billing system. I.e. the
capabilities of the type of invoice records that can be created (and
manipulated; rating, VAT, no VAT, customer discounts, volume discounts,
time of day etc etc). You normally have to start there and trace back:
What should the normalized CDRs look like for the billing system to
import and rate them correctly. Then you step backwards again: Your
accounting records (start/stop), what should they look like. The tool
taking start/stop records must be capable of interpreting the records
and create normalized CDRs. If you gather accounting records from
multiple sources (PSTN GWs, routers etc), it may make sense to
consolidate the record collection and normalization (i.e. adapt your
accounting records to be similar across sources so you simplify the
Puh! This leads us to Jiri's comment: Once you know what you need,
you can use additional AVPs/flags in acc table.
PS! In the PSTN world, the forwarding party/C-number is often added in a
third column in the records and one set of start/stop will exist for
each call leg. If present, the C-number will be used for charging.
Jiri Kuthan wrote:
> It is a configuration thing.
> It appears a misconception to me to build special-casing in SER.
> acc module can store additional AVPs or flags in acc table. These
> can indicate reverse charging at your convenience, to be processed
> by your favorite CDR postprocesssing tool.
> Moreover, if done well, all the authentication-authorization-accounting
> process can be, if configured properly, brought to the same least
> common denominator, which is AVP -- you authenticate someone, check
> if his ACLs expressed as an AVP permit a call (e.g., 'international'),
> account it (possibly with additional AVPs/flags providing additional
> hints for how to interpret the CDR).
> At 19:49 10/07/2006, Rosa De Santis wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer.
>> And this functionality is not present in SER ?
>>> Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 00:20:44 -0700
>>> From: t_maron_lists at yahoo.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Serusers] Call Forward Billing
>>> To: rosadesantis at hotmail.com
>>> If you are locked by this, you can import a patch from openser, they have it for some time, see:
>>> On 07/07/06 18:46, Rosa De Santis wrote:
>>> Hello all.
>>> Please, can somebody help about changing the billing when making call forward ?
>>> I'm trying to change the billed user when A calls B, B forwards to C (C is PSTN). I want to charge the call to B. I'm using Ser+Asterisk B2BUA.
>>> Any idea, please?
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