[ANN] Try an updated YATE port for FreeBSD


Yate is a telephony engine aimed at creating a telephony server that performs well enough to deal with PBX (Private Branch eXchange) requirements, ACD (Advanced Call Distribution) and also flexible enough for complex VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Gateway, Conferencing and IVR (Interactive Voice Response) solutions. Currently, popular packet voice and, or software protocols SIP, H.323 and IAX2 as well as traditional TDM hardware including many a T1, E1, ISDN PRI and ISDN BRI are supported over various signaling protocols.


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An updated yate port is available for FreeBSD, I don't have resources to test, it however is possible to build the same on other *BSD systems too.

To install the ports download:

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To extract: # tar jxvf /yate.tar.bz2 -C /usr/ports/net # tar jxvf /spandsp-devel.tar.bz2 -C /usr/ports/comms # cd /usr/ports/net/yate # make install


# make package

NOTE: Before running csup and, or cvsup do create and, or update a refuse file:

# cat /usr/ports/refuse comms/spandsp-devel* net/yate* EOT

A yate ports collection for FreeBSD created by Alex Rodin 'alex DOT rodin AT gmail DOT com' is also/already available in the yate mailiing list archive.

Kindly note, that this one is different and also includes, though small, but the following enhancements over the latest CVS head:

  • On Unix systems yate daemon tries to run under normal uid and, or gid.
  • Loading and, or initialization messages moved to highest debug level.
  • Support for aliases is added to module regfile; check status now shows aliases as 'alias->number'.
  • The cdrbuild module formats date/time in human readable form (this can also be useful for PostgreSQL and, or other database modules).
  • The status now shows iport for remote connections in the rmanager module.
  • Updated and, or upto-date manpages, README and INSTALL files.

I'm not that much expert in SIP, H.323, IAX2 and other such protocols and, or PSTN technology, so I request you to please post your relevant and, or technical questions to Null Team only; the creators of yate at

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Thanks, Regards,

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Balwinder S "bsd" Dheeman
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