Okay, so a little late to the party on this one… The other day I had to setup a TDM (E1) based SS7 link (oh yes my friend – they still exist) to interconnect with another operator. I’m using Cisco’s ITP product as the STP / Signaling Gateway, and my trusty port mirror for what’s […]
A look at taking SS7 traffic and putting it onto IP / SIGTRAN links on the MTP2 / Layer 2 level.
A brief look at International Signaling Point Code numbering and what it all means.
Getting from Point Code A to Point Code Z.
Setting up our GNS3 environment with a bunch of SS7 Nodes
Looking at the basic components that make up our SS7 Networks.
Taking a look at the basics of the SS7 Protocol Stack.
XKCD said it best: Sometimes standards are created that are superior in some scenarios, and just don’t get enough love. To me Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is one of those, and it’s really under-utilised in Voice. Defined by the SIGTRAN working group in 2000 while working to transport SS7 over IP, SCTP takes all […]