Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Vyatta with OpenSBC Install

Finally got pointed in the right direction with Vyatta and OpenSBC by Joegen (the main developer over at Here are my install notes for OpenSBC on Vyatta.

Install OpenSBC on Vyatta Firewall

Install Vyatta:

Boot from Vyatta LiveCD ISO. Press ENTER.

At login, username 'root', password 'vyatta'.

Enter 'install-system'

Configure as needed... I'll share mine when I get this all working...

Get items required for building OpenSBC (kitchen sink approach):

Login to Firewall as user 'vyatta'

cd /etc/apt


Password: (enter root password)

nano -w sources.list

Add line: "deb lenny main contrib non-free"

Ctrl-X and Y to overwrite

apt-get update

apt-get install -y mc autoconf automake cvs flex expat libexpat1-dev libtool build-essential libxml2 libxml2-dev libtiff4 libtiff4-dev php5 php5-cli php5-mysql php5 php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd mysql-server libmysqlclient15-dev php-pear php-db curl sox apache2 libssl-dev libncurses5-dev bison libaudiofile-dev subversion libnewt-dev libcurl3-dev libnet-ssleay-perl openssl ssl-cert libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl libpg-perl libdbd-pg-perl php5-pgsql sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev openssl ssl-cert libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli php5-common phpMyAdmin php5-mcrypt mcrypt phppgadmin apache2 libmcrypt-dev

Get OpenSipStack and OpenSBC from CVS:

cd /usr/src

cvs login

cvs -z3 co -P opensipstack

cvs -z3 co -P opensbc

Compile / Make OpenSipStack and OpebSBC:

cd /usr/src/opensipstack

chmod +x ./configure


make bothnoshared

cd ../opensbc

chmod +x ./configure


make bothnoshared

make distrib

Starting OpenSBC

In the distrib folder under /usr/src/opensbc there should be a couple of scripts. Use ./ to start the services and ./ to stop them.

Access the OpenSBC management then at http://inside.ip.addr.offw:9999

Hope this helps others who have been struggling getting this going! I'm working on some Vyatta configuration files for making things all work together.


Unknown said...

Sweet! Jan 1 and just what I was looking for running vyatta 5 inside vmware esx and a freeswitch box behind NAT connected to pots lines. I'll let you know if it worked out for me ;-)

Might trim down the packages a bit like do I really need postgres, mysql & sqlite?

Michael Picher said...

I don't know if you do or not... kind of a kitchen sink approach. If you want to trim it down and figure out exactly what is needed I'll edit the post.


Michael Picher said...

See post from January 2 for full build details.

Finally got it all together and working the way I want.