xHTTP_RPC Module

Ovidiu Sas

Edited by

Ovidiu Sas

Alex Balashov

Table of Contents

1. Admin Guide
1. Overview
2. Limitations
3. Dependencies
3.1. Kamailio Modules
3.2. External Libraries or Applications
4. Parameters
4.1. xhttp_rpc_root (str)
4.2. xhttp_rpc_buf_size (str)
5. Functions
5.1. dispatch_xhttp_rpc()
6. Usage

List of Examples

1.1. Set xhttp_rpc_root parameter
1.2. Set xhttp_rpc_buf_size parameter
1.3. dispatch_xhttp_rpc usage

Chapter 1. Admin Guide

1. Overview

This module provides an HTTP transport layer implementation for the RPC management interface in a human-readable format.

The xHTTP_RPC module uses the xHTTP module to handle HTTP requests. Read the documentation of the xHTTP module for more details.

2. Limitations

  • This module does not implement asynchronous RPC commands. It is unlikely that asynchronous RPC commands will be executed from an RPC web interface.

  • This module does not accept parameters embedded in a structure (see RPC documentation for more info about how parameters can be passed to RPC).

  • At startup, all RPC commands are sorted and grouped based on their format. The expected format is [group].[subcommand]. The initial xhttp_rpc webpage displays all the retrieved groups. All RPC commands are available as sub-menus of each [group]. If an RPC command is not in the expected format, it will be dropped from the initial xhttp_rpc home page menu.

3. Dependencies

3.1. Kamailio Modules

The following modules must be loaded before this module:

  • xhttp - xHTTP.

3.2. External Libraries or Applications

The following libraries or applications must be installed before running Kamailio with this module loaded:

  • None

4. Parameters

4.1. xhttp_rpc_root (str)

Specifies the root path for RPC http requests. The link to the RPC web interface must be constructed using the following pattern: http://[server_IP]:[tcp_port]/[xhttp_rpc_root]

Default value is "rpc".

Example 1.1. Set xhttp_rpc_root parameter

modparam("xhttp_rpc", "xhttp_rpc_root", "http_rpc")

4.2. xhttp_rpc_buf_size (str)

Specifies the maximum length of the buffer (in bytes) used to write the RPC reply information in order to build the HTML response.

Default value is 0 (auto set to 1/3 of the size of the configured pkg mem).

Example 1.2. Set xhttp_rpc_buf_size parameter

modparam("xhttp_rpc", "xhttp_rpc_buf_size", 1024)

5. Functions

5.1.  dispatch_xhttp_rpc()

Handle the HTTP request and generate a response.

Example 1.3. dispatch_xhttp_rpc usage

loadmodule "sl.so"
loadmodule "xhttp.so"
loadmodule "xhttp_rpc.so"
modparam("xhttp_rpc", "xhttp_rpc_root", "http_rpc")
event_route[xhttp:request] {
	$var(xhttp_rpc_root) = $(hu{s.substr,0,9});
	if ($var(xhttp_rpc_root) == "/http_rpc")
		xhttp_reply("200", "OK", "text/html",
        		"<html><body>Wrong URL $hu</body></html>");

6. Usage

The module is not intended to be used in a "scripted" mode with command line tools. It only provides a simple web interface with all the available RPC commands. Point a web browser to http://serverip:port/http_rpc and browse through the available rpc commands.

If you don't configure a dedicated port for HTTP, then you have to use same port as for SIP TCP. If you load and configure TLS module, then you can browse using HTTPS to the SIP TLS port.