Generated folder available from the web interface

Christian Stredicke
CEO of Vodia Networks

The generated folder has become more popular as we originally envisioned: It is very useful to know what has been sent to the VoIP phone during the provisioning process. We are extensively using this important troubleshooting tool ourselves when providing support. So it is time to give this tool an upgrade!

In the next versions, when setting "Write PnP generated files" to the log file, that information actually ends up not only in the log, but also in the provisioning history for the extension. If the logging is sent to the log (web interface), there will be no files written to the file system. A reboot of the system clears the history.


Vodia PBX UI


While we were on it, we added a new tab in the extensions view that deals with the provisioning. This currently contains only two parameters, the MAC address and the proposed transport layer. While we continue working on the provisioning more parameters will probably fill that page.
If the extension has a provisioning history, there will be a table below the settings. The number of files that was generated is in brackets in the header. If there were more than 10 files, only the last 10 files are stored in the PBX.

Vodia PBX UI

The list is similar to the history.txt file which is kept in the generated folder. When clicking on the view button, the browser fetches that file and shows this in a pop-up window. This works only for files considered "text" format.

Passwords are not shown in the web interface. We believe that this could pose a security hazard, and most of the times it is not necessary to see the password that were provisioned to the phone. We kept the passwords in the files written to the file system for now; we believe that someone who has access to the file system has also enough permissions to do practically anything with the system anyway. However we might take those passwords also out of the file system.