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Support for Dynamic Reconfiguration

Important
This feature was introduced as part of the 9.0.006.10 release.


This feature provides additional options to support regex matching and specify codec priorities.

This page describes the API and rules for dynamic reconfiguration of SIP Endpoint SDK from an application. Implementation provides two methods: one to get access to current configuration and another to change that configuration dynamically.


The following methods are defined in the GSEndpoint protocol:

@protocol GSEndpoint <NSObject>
/**
 Get endpoint configuration setting
 @param key
 @returns string value of the requested key string
 @returns empty string if key-value pair does not exists
 @returns empty string if key null or empty
 */
- (NSString*) getConfigSettingForKey:(NSString*) key;
/**
 Set endpoint configuration setting
 @param value
 @param key
 @returns result of the operation
 */
- (GSResult) setConfigSettingValue:(NSString*) value forKey:(NSString*) key;

The following methods are defined in the IExtendedService interface:

public interface class IExtendedService
{
  void SetConfigStringSetting(String^ key, String^ value);
  String^ GetConfigStringSetting(String^ key);
}

Detailed Description

The "key" value (for both configuration methods) should be in either one of these two forms:

  1. for reference to Connectivity parameters in "Basic" container -- "name :N", where
    • name is the attribute name, one of user, server, protocol, transport (synonym for protocol).
    • N refers to Connectivity line index, starting from 0, (i.e., the setting "user:0" refers to the user parameter in the first Connectivity line, and "user:1" refers to the second line.)
  2. for reference to all setting in Genesys container -- domain.section.[subsection.]setting, where
    • domain is the XML domain element and must be one of policy, codecs, proxies or system
    • section and setting refer to corresponding XML schema elements
    • subsection is optional section name, as used currently for NAT options
Important
Historically, SDK for .NET and OS X used different delimiters in option keys. For backward compatibility, in the current SDK version, dot and colon in the key value may be used interchangeably.

When do the Changes Take Effect?

While any configuration setting may be changed any time, not all changes take effect immediately. Particularly, for most cases:

  • Connectivity parameters and settings in proxies domain take effect when connection is activated,
  • Settings in policy.endpoint section, and codecs and system domains take affect after an Endpoint restart,
  • Settings in policy.session section take effect for the next session created,
  • Settings in policy.device section take effect next time device is going to be selected.

Exceptions

The following settings in policy.endpoint section that take effect for the next session (without Endpoint restart):

  • include_os_version_in_user_agent_header
  • include_sdk_version_in_user_agent_header
  • answer_sdp_priority
  • refer_to_proxy
  • vq_report_publish
  • vq_alarm_threshold

The setting policy.session.dtmf_method requires an Endpoint restart, if the value is changed from rfc2833 to / as that change affects the enabled codec list.

Code Samples

The OSX code samples are written in assumption that application code uses class with 'ep' property referring to the GSEndpoint object and it includes the following in the app header:

@property(nonatomic, retain) 
id <GSEndpoint> ep;

and that property is initialized in the app implementation:

self.ep = [GSEndpointFactory initSipEndpoint:configData];


Changing Session Policy Auto-answer

The following sample specifies how to ensure any changed settings take effect immediately. This example shows how to get the current value and set the policy, auto-answer value to 1 (true). Note that policy change will not affect any calls that are already ringing on the endpoint but will take effect from the next call onwards.

NSString *oldAA = [self.ep getConfigSettingForKey:"policy.session.auto_answer"];
GSResult result = [self.ep setConfigSettingValue:"1" forKey:"policy.session.auto_answer"];
if (result == GSResultOK)
     NSLog(@"Auto-answer changed from %@ to 1.",oldAA);
else NSLog(@"Error %d changing Auto-answer from %@.", result, oldAA);

Changing Connectivity Parameters

The following sample shows how to reconnect to a different SIP Server location. To do so, the application should:

  • disable a connection with certain configId or connectionId
  • change the server location
  • enable the connection again
  1. A connection can be performed in either of the following two methods:
    • by configId (the position in connections list of the current configuration, starting from 0 index)
      GSSipConnection *connection = [[self.ep connectionManager] connectionByConfigId:configId];
      
    • by connectionId (an ID that is set in the connectionId property when enabling the connection)
      GSSipConnection *connection = 
      [[self. ep connectionManager] connectionByConnectionId:connectionId] ;
      
  2. Changing the server location to new_server for given connection:
    [connection disable]; // that operation cannot fail (always returns GSResultOK)
    NSString *key = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"server:%d", connection.configId];
    GSResult result = [self.ep setConfigSettingValue:new_server forKey:key];
    if (result == GSResultOK) result = [connection enable];
    if (result == GSResultOK)
         NSLog(@"Connection changed to %@.", new_server);
    else NSLog(@"Error %d changing connection.", result);
    

Changing Endpoint Setting with Full SDK Restart

The following sample shows how to change a global value ( e.g., policy.endpoint.public_address) and then perform a full SDK restart.

[self.ep stop] // stop endpoint
[self.ep setConfigSettingValue:new_addr forKey:@"policy.endpoint.public_address"];
if ([self.ep configure]) { // re-start endpoint
  self.ep.notificationDelegate = self;
  self.ep.connectionManager.notificationDelegate = self;
  self.ep.sessionManager.notificationDelegate = self;
  self.ep.deviceManager.notificationDelegate = self;
  [self.ep activate];
  [self.ep.deviceManager configure];
  self.connections = [self.ep.connectionManager allConnections];
}
else NSLog(@"Error restarting");

Code samples in this section are written in assumption that application code uses class with endpoint property.

 private SipEndpoint.IEndpoint endpoint;

and the following initialization code:

this.endpoint = SipEndpoint.EndpointFactory.CreateSipEndpoint();
this.extendedService = this.endpoint.Resolve("IExtendedService") as ExtendedService;
this.connectionManager = this.endpoint.Resolve("IConnectionManager") as ConnectionManager;

Changing Session Policy Auto-answer

The following sample specifies how to ensure any changed settings take effect immediately. This example shows how to get the current value and set the policy, auto-answer value to 1 (true).

Important
Any change will not affect any calls that are already ringing on the endpoint but will take effect from the next call onwards.
String oldAA= this.extendedService.GetConfigStringSetting("policy.session.auto_answer");
GsStatus result = this.extendedService.SetConfigStringSetting("policy.session.auto_answer", "1");
if (result == GsStatusSuccess) 
     this.extendedService.LogPrint(4,"Auto-answer changed from " + oldAA +" to " + newAA);
else this.extendedService.LogPrint(4,"Error" + result + "changing Auto-answer to " + newAA);

Changing Connectivity Parameters

The following sample shows how to reconnect to a different SIP Server location. To do so, the application should:

  • disable a connection with certain configId or connectionId
  • change the server location
  • enable the connection again

A connection can be enabled by:

this.connectionManager.DisableConnection(connectionId); // that operation cannot fail (always returns GsStatusSuccess)
String key = "server:" + connection.configId.ToString();
this.extendedService.SetConfigStringSetting(key, new_server);
this.connectionManager.EnableConnection(connectionConfigId);

If the application requires the connectionId value for a known connectionConfId, the following method may be used:

 public int GetConnectionIdByConfigId(int connectionConfigId)
 {
   foreach (Connection conn in this.connectionManager.Connections)
   if (conn.ConfId == connectionConfigId) return conn.Id;
   return -1; // negative result means "not found"
 }

Changing Endpoint Setting with Full SDK Restart

The following sample shows how to change a global value ( e.g., policy.endpoint.public_address) and then perform a full SDK restart.

this.extendedService.StopCore(); // stop endpoint
this.extendedService.SetConfigStringSetting("policy.endpoint.public_address", new_addr);
this.extendedService.RestartCore();
This page was last modified on January 7, 2019, at 21:21.

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