kamailio(8) very fast and configurable sip proxy


kamailio [ -hcrRvdDEVTI ] [ -f config-file ] [ -l address ] [ -n processes-no ] [ -N tcp processes-no ] [ -b max_rcv_buf_size ] [ -m shared_mem_size ] [ -M private_mem_size ] [ -w working-dir ] [ -t chroot-dir ] [ -u uid ] [ -g gid ] [ -P pid-file ] [ -G pgid-file ] [ -L modules-dir ] [ -a auto-aliases-mode ] [ -A pre-processor-define ]


kamailio or SIP Router is a very fast and configurable SIP proxy.


Displays a short usage description, including all available options.
Checks the config file and displays the aliases and listen interface list.
Uses dns to check if it is necessary to add a "received=" field to a via.
Same as -r but uses reverse dns.
Turns on via host checking when forwarding replies.
Turns on debugging, multiple -d increase the debug level.
Control how daemonize is done:
-D - do not fork (almost) anyway (run in foreground, doesn't fork into daemon mode);
-DD - do not daemonize creator (main process is not daemonized);
-DDD - daemonize (default)
Sends all the log messages to stderr.
Disables TCP support.
Displays the version number.
Displays details of internal constants and attributes.
-f config-file
Reads the configuration from config-file (default /etc/kamailio/kamailio.cfg ).
-l address
Listens on the specified address/interface. Multiple -l mean listening on multiple addresses. The address format is [proto:]address[:port], where proto = udp|tcp and address = host|ip_address|interface_name. Example: -l localhost, -l udp:, -l eth0:5062. The default behaviour is to listen on all the ipv4 interfaces.
-n processes-no
Specifies the number of children processes forked per interface (default 8).
-N tcp processes-no
Specifies the number of children processes forked to handle tcp incoming connections (by default is equal to -n ).
-b max_rcv_buf_size
Maximum receive buffer size which will not be exceeded by the auto-probing procedure even if the OS allows.
-m shared_mem_size
Size of the shared memory which will be allocated (in Megabytes).
-M private_mem_size
Size of the private memory which will be allocated per process (in Megabytes).
-w working-dir
Specifies the working directory. In the very improbable event that kamailio will crash, the core file will be generated here.
-t chroot-dir
Forces kamailio to chroot after reading the config file.
-u uid
Changes the user id under which kamailio runs.
-g gid
Changes the group id under which kamailio runs.
-P pid-file
Creates a file containing the pid of the main kamailio process.
-G pgid-file
Creates a file containing the pgid of the main kamailio process.
-L modules-dir
Specifies the directory where to look for kamailio modules (default: /usr/lib/kamailio/modules)
-a auto-aliases-mode
Enable auto-aliases with 'yes' or 'on', disable with 'no' or 'off
-A pre-processor-define
Add config pre-processor define (e.g., -A WITH_AUTH, -A N=1, -A X='"Y"')




see /usr/share/doc/kamailio/AUTHORS