[SR-Users] Simple Call Accounting

Uriel Rozenbaum uriel.rozenbaum at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 15:10:16 CEST 2010

Just as an addendum to Alex's comment, I'm doing the exact same thing
with MySQL triggers.

Most strange situations can be worked around using some parameter in
ACC or DIALOG modules (if working together).

Our main cause is that we have many proxies and a central DB, so the
work is performed by only one process that can be measured and
optimized alone.


On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 11:00 PM, Alex Balashov
<abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> For comparison and contrast:  We handle this in PostgreSQL by having
> Kamailio write to the 'acc' table, and adding triggers that operate on 'acc'
> events and populate or update another table, 'cdr', with actual CDRs in the
> desirable one-row-per-call way.
> The advantage to doing it that way versus in route script is that it's
> transactional in nature;  an error will result in all the cascading queries
> being rolled back.  It also makes it much easier to insinuate business layer
> stuff into the cascade, or extend the trigger cascade with additional logic,
> because PL/PgSQL provides certain features of a general-purpose programming
> environment that Kamailio does not, given its domain specificity.
> It also eliminates unnecessary data interchange between the Kamailio process
> and the RDBM, given that most of the work is done in the database itself,
> causing additional latency and being a possible source of data corruption.
> In short, it lets us have a relatively clean Kamailio config and deputise
> all the business layer stuff to the database backend in a very hierarchical,
> maintainable way.  That way, the Kamailio route script can stick to doing
> what it does best:  operating on SIP messages.
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