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<chapter>
	
	<title>&adminguide;</title>
	
	<section>
	<title>Overview</title>
	<para>
	ALIAS_DB module can be used as an alternative for user aliases
	via usrloc. The main feature is that it does not store all addiacent
	data as for user location and always uses database for search (no
	memory caching).
	</para>
	<para>
	Having no memory caching the speed of search can decrease but the
	provisioning is easier. With very fast databases like MySQL the speed
	penalty can be lowered. Also, the search can be performed on different
	tables in the same script.
	</para>
	</section>
	<section>
	<title>Dependencies</title>
	<section>
		<title>&kamailio; Modules</title>
		<para>
		The following modules must be loaded before this module:
			<itemizedlist>
			<listitem>
			<para>
				<emphasis>database module</emphasis> (mysql, dbtext, ...).
			</para>
			</listitem>
			</itemizedlist>
		</para>
	</section>
	<section>
		<title>External Libraries or Applications</title>
		<para>
		The following libraries or applications must be installed before 
		running &kamailio; with this module loaded:
			<itemizedlist>
			<listitem>
			<para>
				<emphasis>None</emphasis>.
			</para>
			</listitem>
			</itemizedlist>
		</para>
	</section>
	</section>
	<section>
	<title>Exported Parameters</title>
	<section>
		<title><varname>db_url</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Database URL.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>&defaultrodb;</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>db_url</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "db_url", "&exampledb;")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>user_column</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Name of the column storing username.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>username</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>user_column</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "user_column", "susername")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>domain_column</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Name of the column storing user's domain.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>domain</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>domain_column</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "domain_column", "sdomain")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>alias_user_column</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Name of the column storing alias username.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>alias_username</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>alias_user_column</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "alias_user_column", "auser")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>alias_domain_column</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Name of the column storing alias domain.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>alias_domain</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>alias_domain_column</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "alias_domain_column", "adomain")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>use_domain</varname> (int)</title>
		<para>
		Specifies whether to use or not the domain from R-URI when searching
		for alias. If set to 0, the domain from R-URI is not used, if set to
		1 the domain from R-URI is used.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>0</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>use_domain</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "use_domain", 1)
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>domain_prefix</varname> (str)</title>
		<para>
		Specifies the prefix to be stripped from the domain in R-URI before
		doing the search.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>NULL</quote>.
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>domain_prefix</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "domain_prefix", "sip.")
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	
	<section>
		<title><varname>append_branches</varname> (int)</title>
		<para>
			If the alias resolves to many SIP IDs, the first is replacing
			the R-URI, the rest are added as branches.
		</para>
		<para>
		<emphasis>
			Default value is <quote>0</quote> (0 - don't add branches;
			1 - add branches).
		</emphasis>
		</para>
		<example>
		<title>Set <varname>append_branches</varname> parameter</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
modparam("alias_db", "append_branches", 1)
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	</section>
	
	<section>
	<title>Exported Functions</title>
	<section>
		<title>
		<function moreinfo="none">alias_db_lookup(table_name)</function>
		</title>
		<para>
		The function takes the R-URI and search to see whether it is an alias
		or not. If it is an alias for a local user, the R-URI is replaced with
		user's SIP uri.
		</para>
		<para>
		The function returns TRUE if R-URI is alias and it was replaced by
		user's SIP uri.
		</para>
		<para>Meaning of the parameters is as follows:</para>
		<itemizedlist>
		<listitem>
			<para><emphasis>table_name</emphasis> - the name of the table
				where to search for alias. It can include pseudo-variables.
			</para>
		</listitem>
		</itemizedlist>
		<para>
		This function can be used from REQUEST_ROUTE, FAILURE_ROUTE.
		</para>
		<example>
		<title><function>alias_db_lookup()</function> usage</title>
		<programlisting format="linespecific">
...
alias_db_lookup("dbaliases");
alias_db_lookup("dba_$(rU{s.substr,0,1})");
...
</programlisting>
		</example>
	</section>
	</section>
</chapter>