Snom (vs Polycom) – provisioning

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Hi,

I`m not actually asking for a comparaison between the two, I have one on
hand and will make up my own mind. But I can’t find much info on whether
the Snom (370 to be exact) accepts FTP provisioning like the Polycom (but
few others) do.

Any Snom user can answer this one for me?

Mike

12 thoughts on - Snom (vs Polycom) – provisioning

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:43 AM

    Hi,

    I`m not actually asking for a comparaison between the two, I have one on
    hand and will make up my own mind. But I can’t find much info on whether
    the Snom (370 to be exact) accepts FTP provisioning like the Polycom (but
    few others) do.

    Any Snom user can answer this one for me?

    Mike

    I’m a Polycom-mer but this link might give you the information to set up
    your SNOM 370 using ftp.

    http://www.3cx.com/sip-phones/Snom-provisioning.html

  • Thanks, that`s actually a useful document but it doesn’t specify whether I
    can do FTP provisioning. I could assume I can`t, but I hoping it`s not the
    answer.

    Mike

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Danny Nicholas
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:56 AM

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:43 AM

    Hi,

    I`m not actually asking for a comparaison between the two, I have one on
    hand and will make up my own mind. But I can’t find much info on whether
    the Snom (370 to be exact) accepts FTP provisioning like the Polycom (but
    few others) do.

    Any Snom user can answer this one for me?

    Mike

    I’m a Polycom-mer but this link might give you the information to set up
    your SNOM 370 using ftp.

    http://www.3cx.com/sip-phones/Snom-provisioning.html

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:04 AM

    Thanks, that`s actually a useful document but it doesn’t specify whether I
    can do FTP provisioning. I could assume I can`t, but I hoping it`s not the
    answer.

    Mike

    Two things to consider

    #1 to the best of my knowledge, 90+ percent of phones allow TFTP
    provisioning

    #2 if you can do an http://foo http://foo/ string, you can probably do an
    ftp://foo ftp://foo/ one as well

  • Thanks Nicholas,

    One thing to keep in mind: TFTP and FTP are very different things,
    security-wise (none vs some)

    But I will definitely try to fudge my way with ftp://

    Mike

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Danny Nicholas
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:14 AM

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    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Mike
    Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:04 AM

    Thanks, that`s actually a useful document but it doesn’t specify whether I
    can do FTP provisioning. I could assume I can`t, but I hoping it`s not the
    answer.

    Mike

    Two things to consider

    #1 to the best of my knowledge, 90+ percent of phones allow TFTP
    provisioning

    #2 if you can do an http://foo http://foo/ string, you can probably do an
    ftp://foo ftp://foo/ one as well

  • Actually (this is also IMO), the HTTP makes life much easier. You can use
    the Asterisk http function to do this provisioning or even easier than that,
    do the “python -m SimpleHTTPServer”

  • Hi Danny,

    Maybe I should spend more time thinking about this. FTP (on Polycom)
    allowed me to easily “segment” my customers, give them different versions of
    the firmware, etc.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Mike