Daniel-Constantin Mierla

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Daniel-Constantin Mierla

Table of Contents

1. Admin Guide
1. Overview
2. Dependencies
2.1. Kamailio Modules
2.2. External Libraries or Applications
3. Parameters
3.1. smode (int)
4. Functions
4.1. phonenum_match(num, pvc)
5. Pseudo Variables

List of Examples

1.1. Set smode parameter
1.2. phonenum_match usage

Chapter 1. Admin Guide

1. Overview

This module allows real-time queries against the libphonenumber to be performed from the config script. With that it is possible to get normalize and get details about a phone number.

More details about libphonenumber can be found at

This module exports a new class of pseudo-variables - $phn(pvc=>key) - to enable access to the results of a query to the database.

Many queries can be done and store results in different containers to be able to use in parallel.

2. Dependencies

2.1. Kamailio Modules

The following modules must be loaded before this module:

  • none.

2.2. External Libraries or Applications

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

  • libphonenumber - the phone number library.

3. Parameters

3.1. smode (int)

Phone number search mode.

Default value is 0.

Example 1.1. Set smode parameter

modparam("phonenum", "smode", 0)

4. Functions

4.1.  phonenum_match(num, pvc)

Match num against the libphonenumber and set the attributes inside the pvc container. The function has to be called before accessing a key via: $phn(pvc=>key).

The parameters can be static strings or strings with variables.

It can be used from ANY_ROUTE.

Example 1.2. phonenum_match usage

if(phonenum_match("1-484-555-8888", "src")) {
    if($phn(src=>valid)==1) {
        xlog("number normalized to: $phn(src=>normalized)\n");
    } else {
        xlog("number normalization error: $phn(src=>error)\n");

5. Pseudo Variables

  • $phn(pvc=>key) - pvc is an identifier for this query result; it is designated by the second parameter of phonenum_match(). The key can be one of the following:

    • number - phone number that is matched

    • valid - 1 if the matched number has a valid result; 0 otherwise

    • normalized - normalized phone number

    • cctel - country code for phone number

    • ltype - local network type

    • ndesc - phone number description

    • error - error string if phone number matching fails.

Exported pseudo-variables are documented at