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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Diameter Droplets – The Flow-Description AVP and IPFilterRules

Getting to know IPfilterRules and the Flow-Description AVP

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EPC GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

The Surprisingly Complicated world of MO SMS in IMS/VoLTE

Since the beginning of time, SIP has used the 2xx responses to confirm all went OK. If you thought sending an SMS in a VoLTE/IMS network would see a 2xx OK response and then that’s the end of it, you’d be wrong. So let’s take a look into sending SMS over VoLTE/IMS networks! So our […]

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5G SA Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

5Gethernet? – Transporting Non-IP data in 5G

A look at non-IP transport for 5G including Ethernet.

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5G SA EPC LTE Mobile Networks Software

Open5Gs Database Schema Change

As Open5Gs has introduced network slicing, which led to a change in the database used, Alas many users had subscribers provisioned in the old DB schema and no way to migrate the SDM data between the old and new schema, If you’ve created subscribers on the old schema, and now after the updates your Subscriber […]

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EPC Kamailio LTE Mobile Networks Software

A very unstable Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) with Kamailio

I’d been trying for some time to get Kamailio acting as a Diameter Routing Agent with mixed success, and eventually got it working, after a few changes to the codebase of the ims_diameter_server module. It is rather unstable, in that if it fails to dispatch to a Diameter peer, the whole thing comes crumbling down, […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks Python Software

PyHSS Update – YAML Config Files

Introducing YAML based config files for defining how PyHSS should be setup

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EPC LTE RFCs & Standards

MSISDN Encoding in Diameter AVPs – Brought to you by the letter F

Peculiar padding problem perplexes poor programmer.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks Python

PyHSS Update – SCTP Support

Info on PyHSS new support for SCTP as well as TCP.

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5G SA EPC EUTRAN GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Security

And the call was coming from… INSIDE THE HOUSE. A look at finding UE Locations in LTE

How to find a subscriber location within the network.

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5G SA LTE Mobile Networks Python Security Software

PyHSS New Features

Thanks to some recent developments, PyHSS has had a major overhaul recently, and is getting better than ever, Some features that are almost ready for public release are: Config File Instead of having everything defined all over the place a single YAML config file is used to define how the HSS should function. SCTP Support […]

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5G SA EPC LTE Mobile Networks

MTU in LTE & 5G Transmission Networks – Part 1

A look at MTU and its role in LTE and 5G Transmission.

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Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM Card Sniffing with Wireshark

Using Wireshark to sniff communication between your computer and Smart Card / SIM Card

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Mobile Networks Python SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 4 – Interacting with Cards IRL

Sending commands/APDUs to a real life Smart Card.

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Mobile Networks Python RFCs & Standards Software

Dr StrangeEncoding or: How I learned to stop worrying and love ASN.1

Australia is a strange country; As a kid I was scared of dogs, and in response, our family got a dog. This year started off with adventures working with ASN.1 encoded data, and after a week of banging my head against the table, I was scared of ASN.1 encoding. But now I love dogs, and […]

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Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

SCTP Multihoming

A look at SCTP multi-homing in practice.

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EPC Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Software

Getting the GTP-U Packets flowing Fast – DPDK & SR-IOV

How SR-IOV and DPDK play into faster performance of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) for 3GPP core networks.

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5G SA GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Security SIM Cards

Confidentiality Algorithms in 3GPP Networks: MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128

A look at the Confidentiality Algorithms used in 3GPP Networks, MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128

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EUTRAN Mobile Networks

Enable GPS/GLONASS Sync on Huawei BTS3900

Our BTS is going to need an accurate clock source in order to run, so without access to crazy accurate Timing over Packet systems or TDM links to use as reference sources, I’ve opted to use the GPS/GLONASS receiver built into the LMPT card. Add new GPS with ID 0 on LMPT in slot 7 […]

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 3 – APDUs and Hello Card

A look at APDUs and Interacting with Cards

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 2 – Meet & Greet

The basics of Smart Cards & their File System