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<section id="ctl" xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude">
    <sectioninfo>
	<authorgroup>
		<author>
		<firstname>Andrei</firstname>
		<surname>Pelinescu-Onciul</surname>
		<affiliation><orgname>iptelorg GmbH</orgname></affiliation>
		<address>
			<email>andrei@iptel.org</email>
		</address>
		</author>
	</authorgroup>
	<copyright>
		<year>2009</year>
		<holder>iptelorg GmbH</holder>
	</copyright>
	</sectioninfo>

	<title>Ctl Module</title>

	<section id="ctl.overview">
	<title>Overview</title>
	<para>
		This module implements the binrpc transport interface for &ser; rpcs.
		It supports various transports over which it speaks binrpc:
		Unix datagram sockets, Unix stream sockets, UDP and TCP.
		It also supports a backward compatible FIFO interface (using the old
		ser FIFO protocol).
	</para>
	<para>
		By default (if no parameters are changed from the config file) it uses
		a Unix stream socket under /tmp: /tmp/&ctlsocket;. This socket is also the
		default for &sercmd;.
	</para>
	<para>
		In general it's used in conjunction with &sercmd;. &sercmd; it's a unix
		tool for invoking ser/sip-router rpcs. It can be used both in
		interactive mode (supports tab-completion and history) or command
		line mode.
		<example>
		<title><function>&sercmd; example</function> usage</title>
		<programlisting>

$ &sercmd; ps
11262	attendant
11268	udp receiver child=0 sock=127.0.0.1:5060
11269	udp receiver child=1 sock=127.0.0.1:5060
11270	udp receiver child=0 sock=192.168.1.101:5060
11271	udp receiver child=1 sock=192.168.1.101:5060
11272	slow timer
11273	timer
11274	ctl handler
11275	tcp receiver child=0
11276	tcp receiver child=1
11277	tcp main process
		</programlisting>
		</example>
	See <ulink url='http://git.sip-router.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=sip-router;a=blob;f=utils/sercmd/EXAMPLES' >utils/&sercmd;/EXAMPLES</ulink>
	for more examples.
	</para>
	</section>
	<section id="ctl.binrpc">
	<title>BINRPC</title>
	<para>
		binrpc is a ser proprietary binary protocol for invoking rpcs.
		It was designed such that it would minimize the packet sizes and it
		would be very fast to parse (as opposed to XML-rpc).
	</para>
	<para>
		The binrpc encoding format is fully documented inside
		<ulink url='http://git.sip-router.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=sip-router;a=blob;f=modules/ctl/binrpc.h' >
		modules/ctl/binrpc.h</ulink>.
	</para>
	</section>

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    <xi:include href="rpc.xml"/>

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