[h323plus] GNU Gatekeeper 2.3.1 released

Jan Willamowius jan at willamowius.de
Thu Nov 26 09:42:05 EST 2009


a new stable version of the GNU Gatekeeper is now available.

Source code and executables can be downloaded from

Executables are available for
- Linux (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows (XP, Vista, Windows7, ...)
- MacOSX (PPC and Intel)
- Solaris 10
- FreeBSD
- OpenBSD

What's new in 2.3.1 ?

- lots of interoperability fixes for H.460.18/.19 based on the feedback
  from the community
- new routing policy "CatchAll"
- new [ModeSelection] section to fine tune when to proxy calls
- support for setting the proxy mode per call using Radius
- support for ignoring case and alias type (calling "FOO" will match
  alias "foo")
- H.460.23/.24 support updated to the now approved standard
- many bug fixes, eg. for direct mode and URI dialing
- a unified binary for MacOS X that works both on PPC and Intel
- Firebird database driver updated
- many small improvements in the manual

See below for the full list of changes.


Jan Willamowius, jan at willamowius.de

Changes from 2.3.0 to 2.3.1
- Firebird database driver updated for Firebird 2.0.x and 2.1.x
- BUGFIX(Toolkit.cxx) don't ignore ExternalIP settings when
NetworkInterfaces= is set
- BUGFIX(SoftPBX.cxx) make response messages more consistent
- the old format (2.0) to specify neighbor gatekeepers is deprecated
now and has been removed from the manual; it still works, but may be
removed from future versions
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) only close endpoints logical channel on
CloseLogicalChannel, use [Proxy]SearchBothSidesOnCLC=1 to retain the
old behavior
- BUGFIX(Toolkit.cxx) Enable RewritePString to rewrite address
correctly if unregistered full URI.
- BUGFIX(Neighbor.cxx) srv policy now fails calls and doesn't pass them
to the next policy if a SRV record exists for a domain, but doesn't
have a destination for the call
- allow to set proxy mode through 'proxy' variable in Radius
h323-ivr-in attribute (thanks to Yuriy Georgiewskiy)
- BUGFIX(Routing.cxx) let dns policy handle LRQs that resolve locally,
so URI dialing from neighbors works
- the manual has been improved (thanks to Robert Kulagowski)
- set Radius VSA attribute h323_rtp_proxy in stop event (thanks to
Yuriy Georgiewskiy)
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) fix memory leak when creation of a fastStart
channel fails
- status port command DisconnectIP now also works with unregistered
endpoints using the std port
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) fix handling of H.460.19 RTP keepalive
- new switch [Proxy]DisableRTPQueueing=1
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) fully initialize UDP proxy IPs and ports
- BUGFIX(Routing.cxx) don't apply dns policy to aliases of type
- BUGFIX(Toolkit.h/.cxx) use default IP for networks specified in
InternalNetwork=, not ExternalIP
- enable data execution protection on Windows versions that support it
(starting with XP SP3)
- BUGFIX(gk.cxx) make sure Windows service writes same trace format as
application (including file and line)
- BUGFIX(Neighbor.cxx) fix memory leak in srv policy, only send the
local part of the alias in the LRQ
- new switch [RoutedMode]H46018NoNat to disable H.460.18 if no NAT
detected (default enabled)
- new routing policy 'catchall' to route all calls to one alias or IP
- new Radius attributes on stop: h323pddtime, h323ringtime,
- BUGFIX(Neighbor.cxx) fix srv policy for direct mode, don't send LRQ
if SRV points to us
- new switch [RoutedMode]TranslateSorensonSourceInfo=1 to convert the
Sorenson VP200 caller information
- BUGFIX(GkStatus.cxx) don't flush status port socket when access is
denied to avoid blocking
- new switches in [Gatekeeper::Main]: CompareAliasType and
CompareAliasCase to switch off alias type and case matching
- BUGFIX(Routing.cxx) fix dns policy for direct mode
- BUGFIX(Neighbor.cxx) try next policy if SRV lookup fails
- neighbor type (GnuGk|CiscoGk|ClarentGk|GlonetGk) is now case
- features documented: [AssignedAliases::SQL],
[AssignedGatekeepers::SQL] and [GkQoSMonitor::SQL]
- BUGFIX(RasTbl.cxx) use rewritten number when decrementing prefix
capacity counters, so they match the increment
- feature to set a ClientAuthId in SqlAuth that is provided as
%{client-auth-id} on all accounting events
- new status port command ResetCallCounters
- changed ProxyForSameNAT default from 0 to 1 (to avoid media failure
- BUGFIX(RasSrv.cxx) IsReachable looks at correct route table. (virtual
was ignored)
- changed [RoutedMode]EnableH46024= to be consistent with H.460.18
- BUGFIX(RasSrv.cxx) RCF messages H.460 features now supported Features
not GenericData
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) H.460.19 working with Fast Connect
- BUGFIX(RasSrv.cxx,ProxyChannel.cxx) Tandberg MXP interoperability
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) check capacity on routes supplied by
authenticators (Radius, SQL etc.)
- BUGFIX(RasSrv.cxx) avoid cutting off status messages after 1000 chars
(problem in PString::Printf)
- BUGFIX(ProxyChannel.cxx) fix for fastStart with H.460.19
- new switch [RoutedMode]EnableH.460.24=, which defaults to OFF
- send RTCP statistics to Radius server (thanks to Yuriy Georgiewskiy)
- BUGFIX(Toolkit.cxx) fix a crash in RewriteE164() when casting aliases
- new config section [ModeSelection] to specify the routing/proxy mode
by IP network

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