OpenGGSN on live networks

Holger Freyther holger at
Tue Oct 4 06:07:40 UTC 2016

> On 03 Oct 2016, at 23:39, Bjørn Remseth <rmz at> wrote:
> Hi


> But today we’re again thinking of using OpenGGSN for an experiment, possibly in our live network. Are there anyone on this list with experiences either with running it in a live network, or with thoughts about how to do it / what would be necessary to get the job done?   We’d love to have a discussion with you.

OpenGGSN has no billing and no true subscriber management. I think people that have deployed it in real networks have some (small) extra patches to make it work with specific networks and so far no one contributed them back (which makes a good case for the AGPLv3).

In terms of moving forward it might be good to see what is missing from it and then see how/if to add it. E.g. I have written a nice architecture of a scalable GGSN using ZeroMQ between the different parts of the system. But then there is only one way forward. Deploy (for a subset of subscribers) and then see which SGSNs fail.


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