Our DNS provider suffered a major DNS outage from about 11:30 EDT to 14:30 EDT. During this time, this web site and Google Voice Gateway services were unavailable.
A new proxy node is being added to the cluster and will appear in the DNS SRV and round-robin A records shortly.
If you have firewall rules or ACLs restricting access to your SIP equipment, please add 22.214.171.124.
The rest of the list:
$ dig +short gvgw.simonics.com. a 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
A new proxy node has been added to the Google Voice Gateway (GVGW) cluster and is starting to appear in the A-record and SRV records. If you permitted specific IPs in your firewall or ACL, please note the addition:
The current list:
$ dig +short gvgw.simonics.com. a 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
The Google Voice Gateway will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes starting at 1:30 AM EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, for required database maintenance.
Google Voice Gateway was previously stripping the + symbol but leaving the leading 1 on caller ID sent for US/Canada calls. This was non-standard behavior and has been fixed.
Incoming calls from US/Canada will show a ten-digit “national format” caller ID, with name (CNAM) if available.
Incoming calls from other locations will show a full-format caller ID including the + symbol and country code. Name information is not available for international calls.
Starting today, the Google Voice Gateway is able to send SIP calls to your PBX with authentication. If the gateway receives a SIP 401 Unauthorized challenge to an INVITE, it will authenticate using the same username and password your equipment used to register.
This update allows those who are connecting to the Google Voice Gateway with a PBX to tighten their security, allowing calls only from known sources identified by IP address or authentication.
The new feature may be especially of interest to Asterisk users who have had to “allowguest=yes” and handle incoming GVGW calls as if they were anonymous due to Asterisk not being able to properly match peers using SRV or round-robin A records.
In short, to make use of this with Asterisk, set “allowguest=no” and “match_auth_username=yes” in sip.conf, then define your GVGW SIP peer as “type=friend” with the section name matching your GVGW account name. A more detailed tutorial will be available soon in the knowledge base.
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We are seeing a significant number of disconnects affecting GVGW users today and are actively investigating the problem.
Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE: I will be upgrading some infrastructure on Saturday early morning (midnight+) to resolve issues seen today. Expect brief outages during the Saturday early morning hours.
Maintenance to the databases was completed and gateways working at 2:00am.
A new Google Voice Gateway is available, now with new and improved features and a secure, token-based (OAUTH2) login system. See /services for a list of the features. This “reboot” is the result of months of research and work and comes with a small connection fee. Users of our previous Google Voice Gateway project know the level of quality to expect. I will be filling out the documentation more in the next few days; keep an eye on the Forums/Support tab where you’ll find a new Knowledge Base and a refreshed forum.
As of February 1, 2014, no new registrations are being accepted for the Google Voice Gateway. If you have registered already, you can use the GVGW form to get your SIP registration credentials or delete your gateway registration.
The Google Voice Gateway service will be discontinued on May 15, 2014, due to policy and technology changes being implemented by Google. Please see this blog posting for more details and the SIP Providers forum to discuss SIP provider alternatives. Thank you for your support in helping to make this service excellent since November 2011.