Chapter 12. Tracing and Debugging VoIP

Troubleshooting is a big part of working with FreeSWITCH and VoIP. There are so many moving parts, and so many of them are outside your control, that you will soon become fluent in debugging failed calls.

Usually you have a patchwork LAN where your users hook different phone models, then your FreeSWITCH server, then one or more ITSPs and/or DID providers. Interspersed, you have firewalls, routers, ADSLs, T1/E1s... And you often have direct control only of your FreeSWITCH server! Ouch!

This chapter will give you first the big picture, how it works and why it breaks, and then will introduce you to the latest and best tools for troubleshooting VoIP.

We're very lucky that FreeSWITCH is so reliable, predictable and ...

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