unixodbc Module

Marco Lorrai

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Edited by

Marco Lorrai

   Copyright © 2005, 2006 Marco Lorrai
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   Table of Contents

   1. Admin Guide

        1. Overview
        2. Dependencies

              2.1. Kamailio Modules
              2.2. External Libraries or Applications

        3. Parameters

              3.1. ping_interval (int)
              3.2. auto_reconnect (int)
              3.3. use_escape_common (int)

        4. Functions
        5. Installation and Running

              5.1. Installing
              5.2. Configuring and Running

   2. Developer Guide

   List of Examples

   1.1. Set the “ping_interval” parameter
   1.2. Set the “auto_reconnect” parameter
   1.3. Set the “use_escape_common” parameter

Chapter 1. Admin Guide

   Table of Contents

   1. Overview
   2. Dependencies

        2.1. Kamailio Modules
        2.2. External Libraries or Applications

   3. Parameters

        3.1. ping_interval (int)
        3.2. auto_reconnect (int)
        3.3. use_escape_common (int)

   4. Functions
   5. Installation and Running

        5.1. Installing
        5.2. Configuring and Running

1. Overview

   This module allows to use the unixodbc package with Kamailio. It have
   been tested with mysql and the odbc connector, but it should work also
   with other database. The auth_db module works.

   For more information, see the http://www.unixodbc.org/ project web
   page.

   To see what DB engines can be used via unixodbc, look at
   http://www.unixodbc.org/drivers.html.

2. Dependencies

   2.1. Kamailio Modules
   2.2. External Libraries or Applications

2.1. Kamailio Modules

   The following modules must be loaded before this module:
     * No dependencies on other Kamailio modules.

2.2. External Libraries or Applications

   The following libraries or applications must be installed before
   running Kamailio with this module loaded:
     * None.

3. Parameters

   3.1. ping_interval (int)
   3.2. auto_reconnect (int)
   3.3. use_escape_common (int)

3.1. ping_interval (int)

   Sets the ping time interval.

   Default value is “300” seconds.

   Example 1.1. Set the “ping_interval” parameter
...
modparam("db_unixodbc", "ping_interval", 600)
...

3.2. auto_reconnect (int)

   Turns on or off the auto_reconnect mode.

   Default value is “1”, this means it is enabled.

   Example 1.2. Set the “auto_reconnect” parameter
...
modparam("db_unixodbc", "auto_reconnect", 0)
...

3.3. use_escape_common (int)

   Escape values in query using internal escape_common() function. It
   escapes single quote ''', double quote '"', backslash '\', and NULL
   characters.

   You should enable this parameter if you know that the ODBC driver
   considers the above characters as special (for marking begin and end of
   a value, escape other characters ...). It prevents against SQL
   injection.

   Default value is “0” (0 = disabled; 1 = enabled).

   Example 1.3. Set the “use_escape_common” parameter
...
modparam("db_unixodbc", "use_escape_common", 1)
...

4. Functions

   NONE

5. Installation and Running

   5.1. Installing
   5.2. Configuring and Running

5.1. Installing

   Prerequirement: you should first install unixodbc (or another program
   that implements the odbc standard, such iodbc), your database, and the
   right connector. Set the DSN in the odbc.ini file and the connector
   drivers in the odbcinst.ini file.

5.2. Configuring and Running

   In the openser.conf file, add the line:
....
loadmodule "/usr/local/lib/kamailio/modules/db_unixodbc.so"
....

   You should also uncomment this:
....
loadmodule "/usr/local/lib/kamailio/modules/auth.so"
loadmodule "/usr/local/lib/kamailio/modules/auth_db.so"
modparam("usrloc", "db_mode", 2)
modparam("auth_db", "calculate_ha1", yes)
modparam("auth_db", "password_column", "password")
....

   and setting the DSN specified in the odbc.ini, inserting this with the
   url adding this line:
....
modparam("usrloc|auth_db", "db_url",
    "unixodbc://openser:openserrw@localhost/my_dsn")
....

   replacing my_dsn with the correct value.

   HINT: if unixodbc don't want to connect to mysql server, try restarting
   mysql server with:
shell>safe_mysqld --user=mysql --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

   The connector search the socket in /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock and not in
   /tmp/mysql.sock

Chapter 2. Developer Guide

   The module implements the Kamailio DB API, in order to be used by other
   modules.