SIP Provisioning On Alpine Linux
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This page describes how to install a basic provisioning server for SIP devices based upon Postgresql and the ACF web interface. It is built and tested on Alpine Linux 2.7, 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2.
1. Configure the machine
Install and configure a basic Alpine Linux server with the ACF web interface.
2. Install packages
Here are the basic packages for the provisioning functionality:
apk add acf-provisioning acf-postgresql acf-lighttpd
In addition, you can add the firmware packages for the SIP devices you want to support:
apk add acf-provisioning-cisco acf-provisioning-linksys acf-provisioning-polycom acf-provisioning-snom
3. Configure Lighttpd
Lighttpd is used to provide the HTTP provisioning interface for the SIP devices. The provisioning package contains a sample configuration that can be used for lighttpd:
mv /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf.orig ln -s /etc/provisioning/lighttpd.sample.conf /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
Modify mod_cgi.conf to treat CGI scripts as shell scripts, rather than perl:
sed -i 's~/usr/bin/perl"$~"~' /etc/lighttpd/mod_cgi.conf
Start the server:
4. Start Postgresql
The device parameter details are stored in a Postgresql database. We can use the default configuration, so we just start the service:
5. Point your SIP device to the new server for provisioning
Instructions for various manufacturers are included on separate pages:
ACF Web interface
You can now browse to https://IPADDRESS to access the web interface. To log in for administration, use the root user and the system root password (this is the default configuration set up by setup-acf).