How to block anonymous calls on OpenSIPS

Prerequisites: confidence with Linux shell, know how to install and configure OpenSIPS with MySQL DBMS, know SIP protocol. 

I spent hours figuring out how to block anonymous calls that sometimes arrive on my office voip phone. And not only to me: also my colleagues complain about anonymous calls.

At the end, after doing some analysis about SIP packets regarding anonymous calls, i decide to use pcre_match method from regex module.

But blocking anonymous calls for everyone may not to be a good idea: someone could need to receive calls also from anonymous, so i decide to use also AVPops module to allow single users to bypass the block. In the following example, adding the AVP “allowanon” to the usr_preferences table let the user to bypass the filter.

So, to enable anonymous call blocking I add to /etc/opensips/opensips.cfg:

## Load REGEX module
loadmodule "regex.so"
[...]
route {
  [...]
  if (pcre_match("$fu", "^sip:anonymous")) {
    xlog("L_INFO", "$ci - Anonymous to $rU call detected\n");
    if(avp_db_load("$ru/username","$avp(allowanon)")) {
      # what to do if dest allow anonymous calls
    } else {
      # or if anonymous calls are not allowed
      sl_send_reply("403", "Forbidden - Anonymous calls not allowed");
      exit;
    }
  }
  [...]
}

and in SQL usr_preferences table i add users that needs to receive also anymous calls:

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Hint: AVP “value” could be used to enable more actions, like forwards or so on…

After applying the script, you can debug it with your cell phone to do a call with prefix ‘#31#’ (hide the CLI). On opensips.log you should see:

/usr/sbin/opensips[22869]: 147612310b434eaa – Anonymous to [xxxx] call detected

Feel free to ask if something was not clear.

Michele Pinassi

Nato a Siena nel 1978, dopo aver conseguito il diploma in "Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni" e la laurea in "Storia, Tradizione e Innovazione", attualmente è Responsabile del Sistema telefonico di Ateneo presso l'Università degli Studi di Siena. Utilizza quasi esclusivamente software libero. Dal 2006 si occupa di politica locale e da giugno 2013 è Consigliere Comunale capogruppo Siena 5 Stelle.

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