[VoiceOps] Cisco linksys spa 942 and tftp

Carlos Alvarez carlos at televolve.com
Fri Jul 1 11:42:52 EDT 2011

Ujjval Karihaloo wrote:
> Hi
>    Anyone figured out the easiest way to have spa942 pull config files
> from a tftp server- file name conventions ..etc , that are known to
> work.

We use https since we pull configs over the wild internet, but the 
process *should* be the same for TFTP I would think.  You can always go 
with http also.

The easiest way to get started is to manually configure a phone through 
its web interface.  Get everything set exactly as you want it.  Then 
browse to:

http://<phone ip>/admin/spacfg.xml

You now have a good working file that you can modify as needed for your 

> Broadsoft partner config guide states to use .cfg extentions, but the
> phone seems to only like .xml. , butvstill doesnt pull all files -
> system file as well as MAC. xml

There are two config files for a typical setup, and both are .cfg 
extension.  The first, defaults.cfg (or any name really) is where you 
set up, obviously, default settings for the organization, such as the 
server name, etc.  It's easy to set them up departmentally, or by 
location, or whatever.  defaults.eastcoast.cfg and 
defaults.westcoast.cfg for example.  Any items from the above XML output 
can go in either this or the phone-specific file.

The other is for individual phones, and again you can call it anything. 
  You will specify this when you configure a phone.  If you want full 
automation (DHCP option 66) then use the MAC address and have DHCP issue 
the URLs with the {MAC} variable in them.

Otherwise go to a phone's web interface, and fill in the profile rule 
paths to the files.  You will typically just use A and B profile rule lines.

Carlos Alvarez

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