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Installing WebRTC2SIP gateway – tutorial

System preparation

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

As the first step we need to install packages necessary to build the main webrtc2sip gateway:

apt-get install build essential libtool automake subversion git pkg-config screen libxml2-dev / 
libssl-dev libsrtp0-dev

to support for libspeex (audio codec) and libspeexdsp (audio processing and jitter buffer) add

apt-get install libspeexdsp-dev

adding support for VP8

apt-get install libvpx-dev

adds support for H.264 video codec (requires FFmpeg)

apt-get install libx264-dev

adding support for GSM audio codec

apt-get install libgsm1-dev

Other software components


If we are planning to support for DTLS, we need at least 1.0.1 version of OpenSSL, which supports for DTLS.

We can check our installed version with:

                openssl version



YASM is required if we are planning to support VP8 or H.264 codecs. To do that we need:

tar -xvzf yasm-1.2.0.tar.gz
cd yasm-1.2.0
./configure && make && make install


Opus is MTI codec for WebRTC. It adds support for Opus audio codec.

tar -xvzf opus-1.1.tar.gz
cd opus-1.1
./configure --with-pic --enable-float-approx && make && make install


Doubango needs the original development headers and libraries. Some distributions of Linux have library named libav. It is something like ffmpeg but Doubango won’t build against this library therefore we need unninstall it:

                apt-get remove libavutil51

Then we should continue with installing ffmpeg. We recommend to install the version of 1.0.2, because using a newer version (march 2014) there are some errors during the building of Doubango.

cd /usr/local/src
wget -c
tar zxvf ffmpeg-1.0.2.tar.gz
cd ffmpeg
./configure --extra-cflags="-fPIC" --extra-ldflags="-lpthread" --enable-pic \
--enable-memalign-hack --enable-shared --disable-static --disable-network \
--disable-protocols --disable-pthreads --disable-devices --disable-filters \
--disable-bsfs --disable-muxers --disable-demuxers --disable-parsers \
--disable-hwaccels --disable-ffmpeg --disable-ffplay --disable-ffserver \
--disable-encoders --disable-decoders --disable-zlib --enable-gpl --disable-debug \
--enable-encoder=h263 --enable-encoder=h263p --enable-decoder=h263 \
--enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-decoder=mpeg4 --enable-libx264 \
--enable-encoder=libx264 --enable-decoder=h264
make install



We use svn to pull in a recent checkout and then install.

cd /usr/local/src
svn co doubango
cd doubango
sed -i '1,/==/s/==/=/'
./configure --with-ssl --with-srtp --with-vpx --with-speex --with-speexdsp \
--enable-speexresampler --enable-speexjb --enable-speexdenoiser --with-gsm \
--with-ffmpeg --with-opus --with-h264 --prefix=/usr/local
make install



If we have successfully installed doubango then we can build an install webrtc2sip.

cd /usr/local/src
svn co webrtc2sip
cd webrtc2sip
sed -i '1,/==/s/==/=/'
./configure --with-doubango=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local
make install
mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/webrtc2sip
cp config.xml /usr/local/etc/webrtc2sip/

Then we have to customize confug file. It is located within directory /usr/local/etc/webrtc2sip/

For better understanding of all options we recommend to read technical guide, which is available on link:

Once we have finished with editing of the config file we may start webrtc2sip as daemon using the command:

screen -dmS webrtc2sip webrtc2sip --config=/usr/local/etc/webrtc2sip/config.xml

If we want see terminal of webrtc2sip:

screen -r webrtc2sip

To be sure that webrtc2sip is listening on defined port we can check it with command:

netstat –tupln


To add support webrtc2sip for DTLS we need SSL certificates. To get needed self signed certs you can follow this guides:


From things which you created in previous steps, configuration for the ssl-certificates in config.xml can look like this:

                              /home/user/mycert/private/key.csr.server1.pem; <!-- private key -->
                               /home/user/myca/certs/crt.server1.pem; <!-- self signed certificate -->
                               *; <!--or  /home/user/myca/certs/; -->


Author: Patrik Formanek 2014


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