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READMEs brough more up-to-date and NEWS introduced

Jiri Kuthan authored on 05/01/2003 20:14:56
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+XXX content of this file reflects a future release;
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+    features described here may or may not be available
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+    in the CVS tree
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+    
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+Release notes for SIP Express Router (ser)
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+***********************************************
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+
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+$Id$
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+***********************************************
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+* Changes introduced in 0.8.11
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+***********************************************
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+
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+New features
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+=============
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+- presence agent [pa module]
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+- TCP support [core]
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+- loose routing support [rr module]
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+- ENUM support [enum module]
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+- dynamic domain management -- allows to manipulate 
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+  hosting of multiple domains in run-time 
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+  [domain module]
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+- web accounting -- acc module can report to serweb
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+  on placed calls [acc module]
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+- improved exec module (header fields passed now
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+  as environment variables to scripts) [exec module]
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+- improved tm/FIFO (external applications, such as
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+  click-to-dial can now better initiate transactions)
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+  [tm module]
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+Changes to use of ser scripts
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+=============================
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+
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+core
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+----
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+XXX TCP
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+
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+acc module:
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+-----------
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+XXX
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+
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+auth module:
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+------------
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+XXX is_in_group has been obsoleted by ...
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+domain module:
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+--------------
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+XXX
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+enum module:
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+------------
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+XXX
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+exec module:
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+------------
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+- exec_uri and exec_user have been obsoleted by exec_dset; 
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+  exec_dset is identical to exec_uri in capabilities; it 
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+  additionaly passes content of request elements (header 
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+  fields and URI parts) in environment variables; users of 
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+  exec_user can use exec_dset now and use the "URI_USER"  
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+  variable to learn user part of URI
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+- exec_dset and exec_msg return false, if return value of 
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+  script does not euqal zero
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+- exec_dset takes an additional parameter, which enables 
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+  validation of SIP URIs returned by external application
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+  
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+pa module:
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+----------
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+XXX
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+rr module:
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+----------
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+XXX
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+tm module:
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+----------
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+XXX t_uac/FIFO
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 I.   About SIP Express Router (ser)
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 II.  Feature List
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 III. About iptel.org
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-IV.  Contact 
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-V.   More Information
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+IV.  Obtaining Help
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+V.   Contact, Licencing and More Information
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  SIP Express Router (SER) is an industrial-strength, free VoIP 
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 Solaris, PC/Linux, IPAQ/Linux platforms and supports  both IPv4 and 
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 IPv6.
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+Most of SER features are implemented as plug-in modules. See
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+README-MODULES for a description of modules available in
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+ser distribution.
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 III. About iptel.org
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-iptel.org is a know-how company spun off from Germany's national 
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+iptel.org is a know-how organization spun off from Germany's national 
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 research company FhG Fokus. One of the first SIP implementations ever, 
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 low-QoS enhancements, interoperability tests and VoIP-capable firewall 
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 control concepts are examples of well-known FhG's work.
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 technological information, is a best proof of interest. Thousands 
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 of hits come every day from the whole Internet.
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+IV. Obtaining Help
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-IV. Contact & Licensing
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+We offer best-effort free support for ser. "best-effort" means 
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+that we try to solve your problems via email as soon as we can, 
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+subject to available manpower. If you need commercial support, 
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+contact info@iptel.org.
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-For any additional information, send an inquiry to info@iptel.org. 
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-Licensing conditions other than GPL are available on request. If
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-you need a help with ser, send an email to serhelp@iptel.org.
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-Report bugs at 
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-https://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?func=addbug&group_id=480
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+To receive feedback to your inquiries, we recommend you to subscribe 
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+to the serusers mailing list and post your queries there. This mailing 
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+list is set up for mutual help by the community of ser users and developers. 
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+To participate in the mailing list, subscribe at the following web address: 
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+         http://mail.iptel.org/mailman/listinfo/serusers.
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+Send your questions to 
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+         serusers@iptel.org. 
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+If you are concerned about your privacy and do not wish your queries 
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+to be posted and archived publicly, you may post to 
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+                  serhelp@iptel.org. 
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+E-mails to this address are only forwarded to iptel.org's ser development 
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+team. However, as the team is quite busy you should not be surprised to 
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+get replies with considerable delay. 
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+V. Contact, Licensing and More Information
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+For any additional information, send an inquiry to info@iptel.org. 
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+Licensing conditions other than GPL are available on request. 
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 Most up-to-date information is always available at our website,
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                  http://www.iptel.org/ser/
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-For information on how to install ser, read INSTALL.
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-SGML documentation is available in the 'doc' directory.
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+Particularly, it includes:
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+- administrator's guide
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+- installation guidelines (INSTALL)
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+- download links
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+- list of known issues (ISSUES)
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+- etc.
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 maxfwd	regular		 stable		Max-Forwards check
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 (bia)
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+msilo	experimental beta		Message store
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+(dcm)							-tm
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+								-mysql
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 mysql	regular		 stable		supporting MySql interface
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 (jja)
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+pa		experimental alpha		presence agent
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+(jja)
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 pike	experimental alpha		excessive load detection
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 print	example		 stable		Printing Message to stdout
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+radius_acc exper.	beta		Reporting to radius server
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+(ssi)
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+radius_auth exper.  beta		Authentication by a radius server
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+(ssi)
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+registrar regular	stable		User Registrar
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+(jja)							-mysql, sl
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 rr		regular		 stable		Record-Routing
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 sms		regular		 stable		SMS gateway
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-(bia)								-tm
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+(bia)							-tm
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 textops regular		 stable		Message Textual Operations
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 tm		regular		 beta		Transaction Management
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 usrloc	regular		 stable		User Location
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 (jja)								-sl