osmo-bsc(1) Osmocom BSC


osmo-bsc [options]


This is the BSC-only version of OpenBSC. It requires a Mobile Switching Center (MSC) to operate.

You might rather prefer to use osmocom-nitb which is considered a "GSM Network-in-a-Box" and does not depend on a MSC.

Typically you start osmo-bsc with the -c option specifying where to find the configuration file. There are example configuration files in:



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Fork the process into a background daemon
-d option,--debug=DRLL:DCC:DMM:DRR:DRSL:DNM
enable debugging


Print a timestamp in the debug output.
-c,--config-file <filename>
The config file to use.
The local address of the MGCP.
-e,--log-level <number>
Set a global loglevel.
-r,--rf-ctl <NAME>
A unix domain socket to listen for cmds.
A special mode to provoke failures at the MSC.


This manual page was written by Ruben Undheim <[email protected]> for the Debian project (and may be used by others).