[VoiceOps] Cisco linksys spa 942 and tftp
ujjval at simplesignal.com
Fri Jul 1 13:47:40 EDT 2011
Thx a lot.
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On Behalf Of Robert Johnson
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 11:19 AM
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Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Cisco linksys spa 942 and tftp
In case you don't have a copy, this document goes over the
provisioning process in pretty good detail:
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Ujjval Karihaloo
<ujjval at simplesignal.com> wrote:
> Thx guys:
> The behaviour on the Profile rules seems to be little unpredictable when
> using Broadsoft Guide.
> Here is what we have tried:
> From the Phone UI point it to tftp://a.b.c.d/spa952.xml
> The above file has 2 rule entries like this?
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
> <Profile_Rule_B ua="na">tftp://188.8.131.52/$MA.xml</Profile_Rule_B>
> When we hand craft the 2 files with cherry picked configurations, Phone
> downloads first the system file and then the MAC.xml files..and comes
> However we we use the Broadsoft suggested templates, it downloads only
> system file and not the mac.xml file and lines never register obviously
> I wanted help understanding what logic the phone uses to download each
> and where does it look for pointers from one file to the other.
> Thx in advance...
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Carlos Alvarez <carlos at televolve.com>
>> Mark R Lindsey wrote:
>>> The Linksys SPA9xx series has some real quirks related to TFTP. I've
>>> a lot more consistent behavior with HTTPS.
>> Never tried TFTP, but will vouch for the reliability of HTTP
>>> And in general, it will only download files when the phone thinks it's
>>> time to do so. They've intentionally added random delays. The Linksys
>>> reboot, then have default delays of 15 minutes before it downloads the
>>> configuration. It's possible that it will download the file you told
>>> in the Provisioning rule . . . eventually.
>> This is true, but you can force a resync:
>> http://<address>/admin/resync?[--key <key>] https://<server>/<url>.cfg
>> If you don't use HTTPS, you can omit the key stuff.
>>> The BroadSoft partner config guides can be a nice start, but (a) there
>>> are sometimes errors, and (b) vendors, like Cisco/Linksys, can change
>>> faster than BroadSoft can update their documentation.
>> The SPA series, with the exception of the SPA525G, has been stable and
>> unchanged for many years. However it was ignored/maligned/ill
>> many vendors. I'm not sure why. Everyone here would rather work on
>> phones than any other, and all of us have them on our desks. We've
>> more SPA phones than any other.
>> Carlos Alvarez
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