Installation Notes

Supported arhitectures: Linux/i386, Linux/armv4l, FreeBSD/i386,
Solaris/sparc64, Win*/i386 (CYGWIN) - only the core
(for other arhitectures the Makefile must be edited)

There are various configuration options defined in the Makefile.


- gcc or icc : gcc >= 2.9x; 3.[12] recommended (it will work with older version
  but it might require some options tweaking for best performance)
- bison or yacc (Berkley yacc)
- flex
- GNU make (on Linux this is the standard "make", on FreeBSD and Solaris is
 called "gmake")
- sed and tr (used in the makefiles)
- GNU tar ("gtar" on Solaris) and gzip if you want "make tar" to work
- GNU install or BSD install (on Solaris "ginstall") if you want "make
  install", "make bin", "make sunpkg" to work

OS Notes:

- FreeBSD: make sure gmake, bison & flex are installed
- Solaris: as above; you can use Solaris's yacc instead of bison. You might
  need also gtar and ginstall.
- Windows: it works in windows (only the core) but you must install a recent
  cygwin version (http://www.cygwin.com/) and also install a newer regex
  library version (>=0.12). 

(NOTE: if make doesn't work try gmake  instead)

- compile with default options:

make   #builds only ser core, equivalent to make ser
make modules

or make all #builds everything

- compile with profiling

make PROFILE=-pg all

-compile debug mode version

make mode=debug all

-compile debug version with profiling

make mode=debug PROFILE=-pg all

-compile only the print module

make modules=modules/print modules

-compile all the modules except textops

make exclude_modules="CVS textops" modules

-compile with the "tm" module statically linked and with profiling

make static_modules=tm PROFILE=-pg all

-compile with gcc-3.2 instead of gcc

make CC=gcc-3.2 all


CC=gcc-3.2 make all

Make targets:


make clean   (clean the modules too)
make proper  (clean also the dependencies)
make distclean (the same as proper)
make mantainer-clean (clean everything, including auto generated files,
 tags, *.dbg a.s.o)


make proper
(or gmake on non-Linux systems)
make modules 
or make modules exclude_modules="CVS print" etc.

Make tags:

make TAGS

Create a tar.gz with the sources (in ../):

make tar

Create a tar.gz with the binary distribution (in ../):

make bin

Create a gzipped solaris package (in ../):

make sunpkg

Create debian packages (in ../):

make deb




make prefix=/usr/local  install

Quick-Start Installation Guide

This guide give you instructions on how to
set up the SIP Express Router (ser) on your
box quickly. In case the default configuration
does not fly, check documentation at ser site
If the documentation does not resolve your 
problem you may try contacting us by E-mail at
Note well the default configuration is very simple
in order to be easily installable and provides
minimum features. Particularly, authentication
is disabled, which means anyone can register using
any name with the server. (This is on purpose to
avoid installation dependencies on MySQL which is
needed for storing user credentials.)

A) Quick Start

The following step-by step guide gives you
instructions how to install the sql-free
distribution of ser. If you need persistancy
and authentication, then you have to install
additional MySql support -- proceed to section B)
after you are finished with A).

1) Download an RPM or debian package from our site
If you don't use an rpm or debian based distro, try our tar.gz'ed binaries
 (ser-$(version)_$(os)_$(arch).tar.gz, e.g: ser-0.8.8_linux_i386.tar.gz).
If you use Solaris 8 you can try our solaris package.

2) install the package
    rpm -i <package_name>
    dpkg -i <package_name>
    cd /; tar zxvf <package_name>_os_arch.tar.gz
    (it will install in /usr/local/, and the configuration file in
    gunzip <package_name>.gz ; pkgadd -d <package_name>
3) start the server
    /etc/init.d/ser start
    ser is started automatically after the install
    (in case something fails you can start it wiht /etc/init.d/ser start)
    the tar.gz does not include an init.d script, you'll have to create one of
    your own or adapt one from the source distribution (debian/init.d,
    rpm/ser.init.*, gentoo/ser.init)
    You can start ser directly with /usr/local/sbin/ser.
    see tar.gz.
4) optionally, watch server's health using the
   serctl utility
    - to do so, first set the environment variable SIP_DOMAIN to your domain 
      name, e.g., in Bourne shell, call
        export SIP_DOMAIN="foo.bar"
	- if you are using other than 'localhost' mysql server for maintaining
	  subscriber database, change the variable 'SQL_HOST' to the proper
	  host name in the serctl script
    - run the serctl utility
        /usr/sbin/serctl moni
        /usr/local/sbin/serctl moni (if you installed from a tar.gz or solaris
5) Register with the server using your favorite
   SIP User Agent. You may want to look at configuration
   hints for use of iptel.org site at
   For example, users of Windows Messenger need to set
   in Tools->Options->Accounts the foolowing values:
     Sign-in Name: <username>@<your_server_address>
     Advanced->Configure Settings (on)
     Advanced->Server: <your_server_address>
     Connect Using: UDP

B) ser with Persistent Data Storage
The default configuration is very simple and
features many simplifications. In particular,
it does not authenticate users and loses 
User Location database on reboot. To provide
persistency, keep user credentials and remember
users' locations across reboots, ser can be
configured to use MySQL. Before you proceed,
you need to make sure MySQL is installed on
your box.

1) Download the package containing the ser mysql module from: 
    (rpm and deb provided, most of the binary tar.gz distributions and the 
     solaris package include it; if it is not present you'll have to rebuild
     from the source).
2) install the package
    rpm -i <package_name>
    dpkg -i <package_name>
3) create MySQL tables
    /usr/sbin/ser_mysql.sh create
4) configure ser to use SQL
    uncomment all lines which are related to 
    - loadmodule "/usr/lib/ser/modules/mysql.so"
    - loadmodule "/usr/lib/ser/modules/auth.so"
    - modparam("usrloc", "db_mode", 2)
    - modparam("auth", "calculate_ha1", yes)
    - if (!www_authorize("iptel.org", "subscriber")) {
        www_challenge("iptel.org", "0"); 
      }; /* be sure to replace realm, the first parameter
            in www_* actions, with name of your server;
            some broken UAC implementations don't authenticate
5) restart the server
    /etc/init.d/ser restart
6) you can now start  managing the server using
   the serctl utility; you need to first set the
   environment variable SIP_DOMAIN to your local
   SIP realm, e.g.,
       export SIP_DOMAIN="foo.bar"
   The realm name should be the value you set in
   step #4.

   a) watch the server status using 'serctl moni'
   b) try to login as user 'admin' with password 'heslo'
   c) try adding new users using 
       'serctl add <name> <password> <email>'

C) Troubleshooting

/etc/init.d/ser restart