I’m an asterisk hobbyist, and I’ve got my hands on some cisco 9971’s preloaded with SIP (I think they might only come in SIP flavour actually?). I am quite excited about the possibilities with this kit – especially video calls. Unlike the earlier Cisco phones (e.g. 79 series), these can’t be used standalone, and require a TFTP server to get their config. After many hours of faffing, I’ve got the basic config parsing OK, but now I am stuck. The phone won’t actually finish booting without access to a couple more files – a g4_tones.xml (which I’ve created from a g3_tones I found kicking about, following a tip on the net) and gd_sip.jar which seems to contain locale specific information or at least be locale specific. From what I can gather, the gd_sip.jar is contained in po-locale-en-xxxxx which is listed on Cisco’s website for download but requires a partner login.
I know that on the voip-info site there is reference to possibly getting access to the cisco site via a $12 maintenance contract, and I am not adverse to paying monies where due at all, but I’m based in the UK and haven’t found anyone who knows anything about this.
Also, even if I had a maintenance contract, I’m not sure it would give me access to the po-locale-en-xxxx build as that seems to be part of call minder distributions, which would presumably be outside the scope of an
‘end point’ maintenance licence??
Any suggestions on how I source, re-create or otherwise address the gd_sip.jar issues or get a paid login to the cisco site would be hugely helpful, offlist is fine if more appropriate. I will write up my experiences for the greater good – these phones have the potential to be awesome with asterisk.