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EPC LTE

Diameter Dispatches: S6a Authentication Information Request / Answer

This is part of a series of posts focusing on common Diameter request pairs, looking at what’s inside and what they do. The Authentication Information Request (AIR) and Authentication Information Answer (AIA) are one of the first steps in authenticating a subscriber, and a very common Diameter transaction. The Process The Authentication Information Request (AIR) […]

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Software

Diameter Droplets – Origin-State-Id AVP

What the Origin-State-Id AVP does and how it is used to track if a Diameter peer restarts.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

LTE UE Attach Procedures in Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

A look into the signalling messages between Network elements in an Evolved Packet Core exchanged during the Attach Procedure

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: Registration-Termination-Request / Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Registration-Termination Request / Answer allow a Diameter Client (S-CSCF) to indicate to the HSS (Diameter Server) that it is no longer serving that user and the registration has […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: User-Authorization-Request/Answer

The Diameter User-Authorization-Request and User-Authorization-Answer commands are used as the first line of authorization of a user and to determine which Serving-CSCF to forward a request to.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: Server-Assignment-Request/Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Server-Assignment-Request/Answer commands are used so a SIP Server can indicate to a Diameter server that it is serving a subscriber and pull the profile information of the subscriber. […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: Location-Info-Request / Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Location-Information-Request/Answer commands are used so a SIP Server query a Diameter to find which P-CSCF a Subscriber is being served by Basics: The RFC’s definition is actually pretty […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Diameter and SIP: Multimedia-Authentication-Request/Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Multimedia-Authentication-Request/Answer commands are used to Authenticate subscribers / UAs using a variety of mechanisms such as straight MD5 and AKAv1-MD5. Basics: When a SIP Server (S-CSCF) receives a […]

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Python RFCs & Standards Software Voice over IP

PyHSS Update – IMS Cx Support!

An update to PyHSS to support IMS Authentication for VoLTE

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EPC Kamailio LTE

Kamailio Bytes – Configuring Diameter Peers with CDP

Introducing C Diameter Peer module in Kamailio to manage Diameter Peers, monitor their state and handle the connections.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Python RFCs & Standards Security Software

PyHSS Update – MongoDB Backend & SQN Resync

Feature Update on PyHSS the Python Home Subscriber Server

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EPC EUTRAN GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Security SIM Cards

Querying Auth Credentials from USIM/SIM cards

Using osmo-sim-auth to query USIM/SIM cards authentication mechanism.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Subscribed-Periodic-RAU-TAU-Timer

Periodic Tracking Area Update timer purpose

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EPC LTE

Diameter Routing Agents (DRA)

Basics of DRAs

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Python RF RFCs & Standards

PyHSS – Python 3GPP LTE Home Subscriber Server

I recently started working on an issue that I’d seen was to do with the HSS response to the MME on an Update Location Answer. I took some Wireshark traces of a connection from the MME to the HSS, and compared that to a trace from a different HSS. (Amarisoft EPC/HSS) The Update Location Answer […]

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EPC EUTRAN LTE RF RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter Packet Structure

The packet structure of Diameter

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EPC EUTRAN LTE RF RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter Basics

A primer to the Diameter protocol and it’s usage.