[Serusers] Call Forward Billing
jiri at iptel.org
Tue Jul 11 16:05:59 CEST 2006
At 15:45 11/07/2006, Rosa De Santis wrote:
>Thanks Jiri and Greger for your answers.
>I just wanted to make it simple, because I'm using a third party billing system.
>I'm using SER + Asterisk b2bua. My original idea was to add a Diversion header to the sip message in SER, and to modify the Radius message in Asterisk b2bua when i find that diversion header, to give the Radius message ready and modified to the billing system, so they don't have to make any additional process for the call forward case.
If that's all you need then it is as easy as putting the proper identity in AVP, printing the AVP
in diversion header, and integrating all pieces together.
>Please, is this possible? any ideas?
>> Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 08:18:59 +0200
>> From: greger at teigre.com
>> To: jiri at iptel.org
>> CC: rosadesantis at hotmail.com; serusers at lists.iptel.org
>> Subject: Re: [Serusers] Call Forward Billing
>> 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 normalization)-
>> 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). -jiri At 19:49 10/07/2006, Rosa De Santis wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer. And this functionality is not present in SER ? Rosa. -----------------------------------------------
>> 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: http://openser.org/docs/modules/1.1.x/acc.html#MULTI-CALL-LEGS T. 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? Thanks Rosa. _________________________________________________________________ Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d_______________________________________________ Serusers mailing list Serusers at lists.iptel.org http://lists.iptel.org/mailman/listinfo/serusers ----------------------------------------------- Talk is cheap. Use Yahoo! Messenger to make PC-to-Phone calls. Great rates starting at 1¢/min.
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